Final: Air Force 2 UM 0
Hogan was out of position on what should have been a harmless shot. Team looks sloppy and not focused.
That was the wrong red light.
2 mins into the 2nd and we already have 5 penalties and all have been legit.
2-0 AF. What's going on?
Jesus fucking Christ.
Lazy, lazy play at both ends of the ice. Right now, they deserve to lose.
Could we please get a goalie and defense that doesn't choke on it to inferior teams in the tournament? I'm getting a little sick of this.
Shots are 21-5.
Even the announcers think that diving call was retarded, considering they thought it was more likely that they were going to call a penalty shot. Terrible.
Explain to me how a trip and a dive can be called on the same play. Fucking ridiculous.
I didn't see the call, but it is expected that the player being tripped will attempt to continue playing as normal. If the player is tripped but also embellishes the fall, you're going to wind up with even up minor penalties.
It's actually somewhat rare that a player completely fabricates illegal contact, which would result in just a diving call.
I KNEW it! I KNEW someone would be liveblogging.
Stop it ESPN. Stop!!!
Too much individual play, they announcers have it right. No one seems willing to pay the price in front of the net.
Let's hope the score isn't 2-0 at the end of the 3rd period. On my radio, we still have one more to go...
Good god, are the moron CCHA refs doing this or is there an epidemic of premature whistles? Yet another puck that wasn't covered up and immediately went right to a Michigan guy ready to hit into an open net but the ref blew the whistle. Unreal.
holding penalty against M. 6:02 to play.
shorthanded shot goes off the post.
Just not our day. Great shot by Rust shorthanded after a terrible giveaway by AFA, off the crossbar.
I'm not even mad anymore, it's just looking like it's not meant to be. Goalie playing out of his mind against us (which is the main thing -- in one-and-done, a hot goalie is all you need), terrible luck, it's all coming together.
Yep, like Brian said, this is what can happen in a one-and-done format. Hit a hot goalie, get stymied by the refs and your season's over. But congrats to UM on a great season, especially after that rough start. It's disappointing to be out of the tourney in the first round, but it was still a great season, if not a bit disappointing considering last year's surprise Frozen Four run. Just watch this young team bulldoze its way to Ford Field next year...
Just, wow... How disappointing...
game over. 2-0 final
Guess I'm leaving my tickets at will call tomorrow . . .
What is the opposite of Muppets?
I hate sports. No good has ever been provided to me by them.
what an embarrassing finish. starting 3rd period against ND and finishing today we couldn't do anything. we got a whole bunch of good looks in the 1st period but couldnt get it in the net. 2nd and 3rd periods were just..nothing. i dunno. we didn't do anything