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Hockey SWEEPS northern in CCHA First Round
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VIDEO LINK! YES!! GOT IT!
That link is much appreciated!
on my Andro
Good quality too
U DA MAN!
Thanks for the link.
enjoyed that immensely. Love just falling into a great night's entertainment in such serendipitous fashion.
The flu is going around. Serville is out, Nieves is a GTD.
but I'm stuck at work. I hope someone got to use my tickets. Go Blue!
Let's Go Blue!
Who would be our next round opponent if/when we take care of NMU?
If seeds hold, ND. If AK falls, WMU.
Who do we 'want'?
Toss up. Both teams kicked our ass. We did beat WMU once - at Yost, though. Fri 1/25 away was a 3-2 loss, before a 5-1 rout. @ND was 7-4 and 6-4. So, WMU?
Thanks for the info. ND might not be too bad either if we tighten up our goaltending as we have done recently since we managed 4 goals in both losses against them.
I'm not 100% sure, but I think If MSU wins we play WMU. If MSU loses we play ND.
Guptill! 1-0 U-M!
We want MOOOOOOOOOOOOORE GOALS!
Early timeout for NMU.
Pedal to the metal!
Sloppy by the WIldcats there. Bad coverage.
Wait, are they actually calling a hit from behind? #Gongshow
D'oh! Nieves' blast hits the post.
PP over, but U-M maintained possession in the zone for a while before NMU iced it.
Dang, they iced it again, TO already used, but we didn't take advantage.
NMU turns it over, and we had a few shots, but none went in.
We really gotta capitalize on one of these NMU turnovers.
Another NMU takedown, no call. #Gongshow
I don't think NMU has more than 3 shots on goal. Michigan came to play this period.
Dare I say that this team has become fun to watch the last few weeks? Never would have guessed this with some of the uninspired play earlier in the year
This is a dominating performance so far!!! Keep it goin boys!
He must have been inspired by that "Face of Brian" MGoBlog T Shirt I saw in the front row a minute earlier on the video feed
Full credit to the Northern goalie, this could easily be 4, 5, 6 nothing.
FUCK! Turnover in our zone, they score. 2-1.
Gahhhh, that's an unfortunate one. Rather give up one like that then one like our second goal though (sustained offensive pressure from them)
Not a good time to give up goal. Gotta survive the 2nd period. If Michigan leads after the 2nd period, they will win this game.
Shots U-M 23, NMU 6. They shouldn't have had those last two.
Argh, can't believe we didn't score there.
WTF, we had the puck, but it's a NMU penalty?!?! #Gongshow
And just like that, I have forgiven the refs despite the gongshow
Bennett! 3-1 U-M!!!
Good job by Bennett to wait for the screen and for Moffatt I think to get there.
Damn, Copp to the box for holding.
Penalty shot coming up!!!
Trivia: who scored the last penalty shot goal for UofM?
Andrew Copp, 9 March 2013
WHOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAA C YA!
Copp, PPG, 4-1 !!!!
WE WANT MOAR GOALS!
God can we just move the next series up to tomorrow? This team wants to play some hockey
2nd period Shots 16-3 U-M, 39-9 overall.
Shots through 2 periods. That will work.
This is Michigan hockey.
Nice aggressiveness, not letting up, not backing off. Impressive d from the forwards.
Best 2nd period all season. Period! Finish them off guys!
This is the Michigan hockey I remember. Lets go!
Last night we took a two goal lead and got conservative, it let them get back in it. Tonight they aren't letting up, and NMU isn't coming back.
Has anyone seen the movie called Youngblood?? Scrolling through movie thread and watching hockey triggered my lizzard brain. Good hockey movie with Swayze and Lowe. Lots of sweet mullets and Keanu Reeves plays the goalie and hardly speaks which is a good thing.
Best hockey I've seen them playing all year
Another penalty shot upcoming.
Copp pulled down on a breakaway - penalty shot.
I dont think Ive ever seen Michigan score on a penalty shot
Penalty shot makes it 6-1! Save some for the next series!
And NMU's Nugent gets ejected.
How much time left?
Around 7 min?
Grrr, they score, 6-2 now.
"One minute left in the period."
Six wins in a row!
Lets keep it goin. Seasons not over yet!
Holy crap, 50 shots, babycakes! to 20 for them.
Oh, and boo! spring forward tonight. :P
next weekend, I'm going! How soon will the next round's playoff tickets become available? WMU is just a 45-minute drive from home, South Bend even a bit closer...
This team has really developed into a dangerous force over the last month or so. It took most of the season to put it all together, but there's no better time to be the hottest team around than playoff time!
They are already on sale if they end up in kalamazoo.
I don't want to go to western. I think Michigan will nail notre dame if they play them. Last time in south bend, Michigan scored a ton. The problem was they weren't playing well on defense and the goaltending was bad.
If Michigan keeps playing like they did tonight, they will end their season with a win. That was domination. At one point the shots on goal were 39-9.
If Staee loses tonight @ Alaska/Fairbanks, then U of M plays as the #7 seed at ND.
If Staee beats Alaska/Fairbanks, Michigan is the #6 seed and plays @WMU.
...and we won't know until late this evening, as that game is a 7:05 start.
What I saw they completely overmatched Northern in every facet.
Helps when your Goalie is so solid like that - trickle-down effect cannot be underestimated in hockey, a sport where mistakes will be made.
Great stuff, very much looking forward to the next round. A team with a low seed, not much expectation, but now on a roll, playing their best hockey of the season and fearless - dangerous, very dangerous.
So, I have no idea about this:
Is there any chance we get into the NCAAs? Is there an auto-bid for the CCHA tourney winner?
Forgive my hockey ignorance.
Think it is only if we win out we are in on the auto bid. Correct if wrong please.
Poor reg season means no at-large for us.
CCHA tourney winner gets auto-bid. That is our only chance to make NCAA tournament.
Yes, Mason Cup or bust.
Wait, no victory drinking thread???
Well hell, Sapporo in the bottle, a few Jameson neat after that.
I don't know what else to say about this team. They're becoming everything we thought they could be.
Recap, postgame and highlights: http://centericehockey.us/content/northern-michigan-saturday-recap
AK 4, FYS 1, so they're playing a third game.
I keep seeing the FYS and pardon my ignorance, but care to give a hint as to what it stands for? I have a hunch that I know but would like to confirm...
Assuming you're not at work or within earshot of small children, this audio should give you answers. Also, I still can't belive what Conboy and Tropp did here; probably the worst thing I've ever seen in NCAA competition and definitely up there at any level.