Maine played very well. Was nice to see an opponent that misses the net as much as Maine does. Don't look now but Maine has three wins against ranked opponents since the start of the new year.
Look they beat umass and pc once so theyre capable.
IF we can get a bounce and win a series we have a punchers chance. Given how much of a dumpster fire it looked like a month ago thats as good as you can ask for, I suppose
That play by Robbins was spectacular in stick work getting the puck and hustle getting open enough to get a shot off... highlights...
Looking at the schedule next weekend, Maine and Northeastern should both sweep and it isn't outside the realm of possibility that everything else is a split. That would mean Maine would leapfrog idle UHN and BU to gain 6th and be only two points behind Boston College. That would secure Maine a playoff spot and make the following weekend series with the Eagles very important for both teams.
There's still a sliver of hope Maine could get home ice for the playoffs, but there's a lot of congestion in front of them.
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PK and PP has improved greatly. 4th line is horrible. 2nd line has been dry, especially Doherty which Im surprised at. JSS looked lost out there this weekend.
Is VMT hurt again? I missed that if so.
Definitely a good win last night in a must win scenario. Looking at the Hockey East standings I don't think it's too far-fetched to think Maine gets up to 6th. Looking at BC's remaining schedule they are @UMass, UMass, @Maine, @Maine, Northeastern, @Northeastern and @Providence. If Maine takes care of business this weekend, and UMass disposes of BC, then Maine and BC will be tied and we'll have an interesting series at the Alfond the following weekend. UNH's schedule isn't any easier, two home vs Northeastern, UMass-Lowell, @UMass Lowell and @Northeastern. We sit two points back of UNH right now and although I've been impressed with what Souza has done there I think Maine ultimately finishes ahead of them. Tie-Breaker would go to conference play wins and with UNH's 5 ties in conference we might slightly edge them out. Another thing to look at is the race for first place, UMass-Lowell is streaking right now (haven't lost since December 29th) and have a pretty favorable schedule with 3 of their last 7 against Vermont and Merrimack. Too avoid going to Amherst or Lowell, both almost gauranteed sweeps, their going to have to get to 6th.
If every single thing breaks right for Maine this coming weekend, Maine could theoretically be tied for third in Hockey East after next weekend.
Friday was an awful game. I've never seen Maine play so poorly. If you think that was a good game, then we watching two different games.
Last night was a more complete effort. To be honest I think both teams goalies played well and scrambled to collectively keep the score low.
If Maines played that way all season they'd have many more wins. The team that went on the road to UMD, UConn, and Princeton was far worse than the team that played last weekend. So improvement is there, but not sure it is enough to matter. We will see.
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