While BigFan is correct about Emma's importance, I agree with you. Every team has to get past the temporary loss of one player. Injuries, Illness & International Games are part of our landscape.Emma Maltais was in Germany tonight playing for Canada in the Nations Cup, but again, we should still have enough talented players to get the W tonight.
Yes. When ranked in the Top 10, all of your opponents circle the game on the calendar, and bring their 'A' game. The Penn State players were jubilant after the game last night, and deservedly so. The Buckeyes need to internalize this lesson, and prepare to play accordingly.I do agree with Coach Nadine that we need to score and start playing like a top ten team. I also think we are totally not used to being the hunted. Other teams know about our record/ranking, and they are stepping it up when they play us. We need to step our game up, too, and we haven't done that for more than a month. I just hope this is rock bottom and we start coming out of it right now.
Good perspective. The season didn't end last night. But it most certainly was a wake-up call for the second half of the year. Much has been accomplished; but much remains to be accomplished. Don't miss the show; back off from that ledge.Tonight was Ohio State's first loss on home ice all season. The other four losses were all on the road.