I'm actually puzzled as to why Teddy has Ryan out at the point. I know that is where he started as a freshman on the PP but he is much more valuable to us down low. And he isn't afraid to go to the dirty areas to score. We have enough offensive capability to put Walsh and Fox on the first unit or split them up and put Pelton Byce or Seb Lloyd back with Fox to allow Ryan to operate around the faceoff circles.
If the coaches did not switch players up after back to back shutouts, why would they make any changes after winning a game? Keep him out for the BU game. If they lose, then switch the lineups around, win and keep him out til after the beanpot is over. If it was really mono that he had, he would still be weak and not in game shape anyways.
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1). Not much finish from byce, krusko, etc
2). Walsh can’t hit the net
3). PP still broken. Donato has to get off point. PP predictable and too still / easy to defend
Not sure what to expect on Monday. BU always brutal to play in Beanpot and on a hot streak. I don’t think I would be surprised by anything on Monday....no idea what to expect.
Looks like Bowlby is ready: https://twitter.com/HarvardMHockey/s...73037434343424
Thought Harvard competed and generally played well. Tough not to get a good result with that kind of compete level.
Horrendous goal for Madsen to give up, which is too bad, because he played well. The rebound goal to Hickey was similarly horrendous though. You can't give up a juicy rebound like that off of a backhand shot practically from the blue line.
Donato had a nice assist but I thought he was largely invisible tonight. Walsh continues to showcase a lack of composure and can't hit the net with any shots.
Can someone tell me why Fox is intent on high wrist shots instead of wrist shots that are easier to tip (closer to the ice surface)?
On the plus side, I thought Olson played his best game of the year and was a physical presence all night. Same for Sherman and Marino (why these two were ever separated after all of their success last year is beyond me).
At this point, it's ECACs or bust for Harvard and now we enter the Donato-less Crimson. Let's see how Harvard responds and not easy out of the game games with Union & BC.
I thought they played well, too. Fought all night. Looked gassed in the OT, but to be expected.
A player I though played well, after I had given up on him, was Baughman. He was on the ice for the first goal, and takes some foolish penalties, but I thought he responded well to BU's pressure.
Nevertheless, it was a pain to sit through an OT at 11:45, to see Madsen give up that soft goal. Reminded me, although not as bad, of the goal Aaron Israel gave up in OT to lose to BC years ago. Puzzling, after all these games. He saved Harvard in the first 10 minutes of the playoff game against Providence last year, so he can play well in the clutch, yet gives up soft goals when least expected. That was an aggravating one last night.
Is anyone else having problems with Union’s livestream? Buffering every 20 seconds.
Not a great result against Union, last night. But looking ahead, our recruiting class for next Fall is ranked 3rd in the country (if that means anything). Something to look forward to:
I didn't think we'd win last night given our woeful record against Union at their barn. We haven't won there in eight or nine years. The lack of finish is going to be our undoing perhaps as soon as the first round of the playoffs if we don't get a bye. In fact, even if we get the bye, it might not make a difference.
So a win over BC even in the consolation game means something. And congrats to Jack Donato for scoring his first collegiate and Beanpot goal. Something to send Dad over with to Pyeongchang next week. Not sure how he is going to manage the short trip and time zone changes but as he said in the Globe this morning, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity to see his son play on the Olympic stage.
Two big ones this weekend at B-L. We need the four points to keep pace and have a shot at fourth place and a bye. I'd like to see the offense take charge and rack up some goals to give us a puncher's chance. We need the D to tighten up and bear down while still creating some offense. Not a lot to ask with this group but it's now or never time.
Cox reporting that Wahlstrom is no longer committed to Harvard and will decided between BU and BC.
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