Wow. Hit to the head again on Cornell. Score a flippin power play goal! We've been on the PP the whole period. SCORE
Michigan Cornell open thread
SCORE HERE, PLEASE
Cornell is trying to give us this game, SCORE A DAMN GOAL
If Michigan cannot convert here, Cornell has 15 minutes to get their confidence boosted about their great kills this period. That'll be deadly in the 3rd.
here we go...need one here
Interesting strategy for Cornell. keep m's PP out there all game
Why would Cornell be frustrated with these penalties? We haven't made them pay yet....
...they've got nobody to blame but themselves if they don't win this game given this parade of Cornell penalties.
at least it's not just Michigan, doing dumb things. Get one here Michigan, and take control before the end of the period.
5-3 man.. Score damnit!!!
Go 6 on 3. Apparently 5 isn't enough.
I don't want him pulled. I want him as the 6th skater.
Off the sidebar....fucking a
I gotta hand it to Cornell: they're really playing like not-shit while we fuck things up.
WTF for? They are doing everything they can to give us this game and our PP is a joke.
Exactly. They're doing all they have to in order to win. That is, they're playing above PeeWee level hockey. That's all they'd need to beat the way we're fucking playing
Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck
Kittens aren't far off.
Can't even score on 5 on 3s... sure isn't looking great
Hope Red can get the guys to unass their heads.
This is f'ing air force all over again. I'm losing my mind watching people stare at the net wondering if the kind Cornell defender would please move out of the way. Shoot it or pass it
So we can COMPLETELY FUCK THEM THE FUCK UP. yeah.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! I'm glad my kids are asleep. this is a horror movie
Played game. I can't take another early exit. Gotta bounce back in the 3rd.
Just shoot the dam puck, why do we feel the need to make three passes before every shot? It doesn't have to look pretty to count, just get it done.
Hunwick and Pateryn need to get in everybody's faces and tell them "YOU ARE NOT ENDING MY FUCKING CAREER LIKE THIS!!!!"
PP was our bugaboo early in the season. Have we already come full circle?
What a terrible 5 on 3... looked like a squirt team out there.
Wow, what a frustrating period. Hopefully the trainers can help extract Merrill's head from his ass.
way too much passing
On two 5 on 3s...and a shorty given up. This is maddening.
2-1 end of the second. We're playing bad
in case you couldn't tell by the frustration
Pass it.. Let's do something on this powerplay
Wow...just when I thought the Red Wings had the worse PP on planet Earth. Sorry, but these guys are not championship timber. There is no way, NO WAY, you can make a run at a national championship with special teams like this. The only goal scored on all our PP's was by Cornell, shorthanded.
I remember 1:33 into the game it looked like we'd be up 8-0 by this point.
Yeah, so did the refs, and they said, "we can't have this"
I think the refs have been more than generous to us tonight in the grand scheme of things.
"Cornell has done more on Michigan's power play than Michigan."
Says it all.
Have we had a good offense since the departure of the Porter-Kolarik-Patch line? I'm losing my mind watching the powerplay which has been the entirety of the 2nd period. And we gave up a shorty. Powerplay is epicly bad tonight. 0 for 7? 8? with a shorty
that sketchers commercial cracks me up every time
I GOT TO SEE UMD'S WINNING GOAL AGAIN!!!
Cheer up. Next year they'll play Cornell's shorty.
And there's the fucking goal again. I think that's a jinx on our game
Unfortunately, passes don't show up on the scoreboard.
What is it about this program where we just completely fold in the tournament? Why can't these guys actually show up for a game? The number of times we've flamed out in the regional, getting outplayed by inferior teams, it's maddening.
Soon we'll be able to have a competition with Miami for Most Dissapointing Tournament Team. You'd think a team with our pedigree would know how to play in the tournament. We probably have the most tournament minutes of any team in the whole thing
that's just because we always go to it. It's hard to blow it as a top seed when you're never a top seed
We... kind of made the title game last year.
And single elimination hockey is utterly insane. Best case you're like a 60% favorite, so winning four in a row = 13% shot to win if you're in every year. So we're one title below expectations (specifically, the '97 or the '08 title when we had the best team)
Makes Tim Hardaway look like the energizer bunny
Is that overturned call really fucking with their heads that much??
Think about the '08 Michigan vs. Wisconsin football game and how quickly the momentum turned in that game. Now double that and you've got what that call seems to have done.
Nice robotic bullshit answers. The pr rep is proud dude. He's having a fucking beer.
this has been a DISGRACEFUL effort.
I am filled with rage.
Why did they freaking bother?
The lack of precision, the other thoughtlessness, the complete absence of jump and the lack of will to respond after the disallowed goal is ridiculous.
I am seriously going to stroke out, I am so f****** angry right now.
I really hope they stop calling penalties on both teams. Disrupts the flow of the game, and we clearly can't do shit with a man advantage.
We had better hope the refs don't deceide to "even up the calls"...we will be shorthanded damn near the entire third period.
That's about the only thing that kept us from being shut out against Western last weekend
slapping some folks in the face. WAKE THE F*** UP!
And my stupid f'n firefox keeps crashing so I get to watch them suck in pixels.
UMD goal again. Awesome. That's probably getting close to the 10th time this game
OMG I LOVE WATCHING THAT GOAL OVER AND OVER EVERY COMMECRCIAL BREAK!!!!!
Our Maize looks kinda orange in that commercial. Brian likes it.
There it is!
How do you know I'm fat? Oh shit, is my camera on again?
I prefer "cirrhotic"
I'm whining because this team is playing to about 25% of their potential in the most important game of the season to date. Michigan has higher expectations than "Golly, I'm glad we made the postseason!"
Some calls were bad like the disallowed goal, but the others were just dumb ass plays by members of our team.
I'd like to bring back Rust, Hagelin, and Louie. Is that permissible?
I have been trying to figure out how to get to Green Bay tomorrow but I guess the problem fixed itself.
...we can hope that all the time on the PK means heavy legs for Cornell in the third.
Unbelievable. I'm still in shock. Guys, DO NOT let the refs steal Cornell this game. This CANNOT be Hunny's last game.
PLEASE, LORD, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND SACRED LET MICHIGAN WIN!
I wish they hadn't called our 2nd goal back
3rd period underway.
Man those commentators look like they are 2 seconds away from trying to fuck each others brains out. Is not just how close they are...there is intimacy in the gazes.
If I hear one more complaint about that waived off goal I'm going to kiss a Notre Dame fan (which will make me explode with the force of 100 gigatons).
Shut up about it, we're lucky this game isn't worse the way we have been playing. Cornell has been playing like idiots, but we've been playing like idiots with no drive.
Let's fix it this period! Go blue!
Looks like we've got a fire under our asses to start this
for those of us without the game, are we just starting the third, and what is the score ?
17:05 left in the 3rd
Hopefully Cornell goes into a defensive shell and Lloydball's the game away
Turned off the game. I'm bad juju for Michigan. Following the blog from now to the bitter end.
Miami sleepwalked until they finally scored with 16:30 left and then absolutely rocked UML for the rest of the game. We still have hope that we'll wake up. We just need to get a goal
Cornell does look to have heavier legs this period. We might be able to get a few great chances as Cornell tires out more
Pam Ward could be the announcer for the game along with Beth Mowins.
15 minutes left, for anybody just following on the internets. Still 2-1
I've always wondered how my team did in the last twenty-three. Fuck ESPN.
Not much of a college hockey fan and I know the empty arena talk has discussed often but the atmosphere for a tourney game is atrocious
All the electricity of a pro bowling event.
I can inform you that a pro bowling event does have more energy. Because, you know, some > none.
Another genius move by the NCAA.
I can't stand to think of Shawn's career ending like this. Please don't let it happen
Michigan Powerplay, cause those have worked so well for us tonight
Better take advantage, 'cause I smell a make-up call.
That... is a baffling call.
What just happened to ESPN3?
They decided the game was over. Nice.
Shit, power play. Never thought I'd say that without joking.
Our pp opportunities are so weak. Their goalie doesn't have to do anything.
Picked a great night to play his worst game of the year.
We don't understand how to carry the fucking puck in the zone.
Worst fucking power play ever.
Michigan should just decline power plays. This is maddening.
Can we do that? I seriously want to.
Also, we can't "barnstorm the paint". That's why it wasnt a goal.
Powerplay killed....again. 10 minutes left in the game
They look out of it. Just like the basketball team last week.
I've never seen a team come back from a one-goal deficit in only 10 minutes.
That was a demoralizing powerplay. Absolutely nothing happened
You can't win when your power play gets a million chances and can't not look inept.
Still have hope, but man, what an embarassing power play the last few weeks, culminating in tonight's debacle. STOP PASSING SO MUCH AND SHOOT! Such sloppy play that it reminds me of last year's crushing loss to UMD, which we definitely deserved. We have too much talent and heart not to make a game of it, though. GO BLUE!
Cornell is playing perfect don't lose / stay in position defense
I know Red's MO is total stoicism behind the bench, but maybe it's about time he just lets loose on these guys. Something has to change here.
This is getting depressing to watch
I wish Denard was there.... or Erin Andrews
This is pretty painful to watch, maybe next year.
I'm thinking that we'll tie it up with a minute or two left and then win 3 to 2 in overtime, but I don't know if I can watch. Usually this happens once we reach the frozen four.
6 minutes left.....
I don't know a LOT about college hockey, but I know we are sucking.
Is Cornell's band trolling us with Sparty's fight song?
I think so, if so, props to them. That's pretty funny
Skate into Cornell's zone for a few seconds, Cornell steals it and clears it, repeat about 100 times.
AND THAT SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE MSU'S FIGHT SONG WHAT THE FUCK
This is just terrible to watch.
And anyone notice Cornell's fight song is the same as MSU's?
That was definitely a trolling attempt.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL FUCK YOU CORNELL AND YOUR MSU TROLLING
What on earth? the MSU fight song?
Or did I just hear the MSU fight song?
wow our offense is dog shit
We cannot get setup. Sheesh. The last 10 or so minutes have just been wasted time. No scoring chances for either team
Actually that was pretty funny, Cornell's band playing Sparty's anthem to burning couches.
I say that in jest, of course, but damn we've been brutal with the extra attacker.
Is merrill on crack?
Now I know how Colorado college felt last year, this is straight depressing hockey.
No one would drive 965 miles to get taco bell.....
Do they not get it? They have been sitting 4 across the blueline for the entire period, and we still try to go hero style through the middle. It's like like slamming your head into the wall and expecting a different result each time.
I hate it when a hockey team doesn't even bother to try and create any offense and they are able to get away with it.
FUCK YES!!!! 2-2
I was close, 4 minutes left :)
KEVIN LYNCH GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
THANK YOU OH MY GOSH THANK YOU
Karma's a LYNCH! LET'S GO BLUE!!!
Kevin Lynch! 2-2!!!!!!!!!
You mother fuckers!!!!!!
just about to say, STOP SHOWING THE GAME REVIEW OVER AND OVER AND THEN GOOOOOAL
Lynch conducts towards the Cornell band
The troller has become the trolled
Ahhh, thanks. I was wondering what he was doing.
What a relief.
That's a goal.
whoooooooooo back in it! Such a great effort to keep the puck in and slide it over
everyone go crazy ahhhhhh
Goooooaaaaallllllllll!!!! Hell yeah!!
FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!! I JUST HAD A CELEBRATORY. SEIZURE
LETS WIN THIS THING
Come on win it guys.
I changed the channel for 2 minutes!!! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!
Nothing personal but don't come back till we win
Man we're really fired up now. Kicking ass all over the place
Got back from work, turned on the TV and we scored 5 seconds later. Thank you God. Let's get another so OT is unnecessary?
Two minutes in regulation.
You got your clock cleaned Moffie, but you stopped that offense
Let's win this
1 minute left
Take that, Cornell band!!
After Miami two years ago and UNO and Duluth last year, I don't know if I can take it!
Can someone explain why there are so many empty seats at an NCAA tournament game (especially with UM playing)? Is this normal?
Green Bay is hosting this. People love Michigan hockey, but it's kind of hard to plan a trip out to Green Bay on less than a week's notice. Ever since the NCAA moved away from Campus sites for Regionals and into the Big Cities the arenas have been empty
And if you think that's stupid...the Frozen Four this year is in Tampa Bay (ytTB)
Holy fuck that was so goddamn close...
Oh so close. I almost exploded
Holy balls.... you have to score there!
Goalie had no idea where the puck was.....We never seem to score on those.
god dammit ot again!
OT hockey...taking years off your life
Going to OT
Judging from the posts, our power play has sucked, and Cornell carried much of the play in the second. Have we just been outplayed this game, or just some suckiness in key areas?
From what I've seen their goalie deserves a medal.
Well survive and advance Blue Let's Go.
Powerplay has been really bad (like 0-7 and a cornell shorty) and then Cornell just clogged the neutral zone for the whole 3rd period. So frustrating but we finally got one in
That was all.
We've had tons of PP opportunities, basically the whole 2nd period, but could not capitalize.
Cornell has also completely plugged the neutral zone do we've had no rhythm.
I hate OT, but considering how I felt about 5 minutes ago ... I'LL TAKE IT!!!
I figured we'd have at least one OT game in the NCAA Tourney. Seems like we always do. But I never thought it'd be our first game. I need a drink so bad right now.
I can't believe we got this game to OT. I had resigned us to a loss with around 6 minutes left.
No call on Lynch. Whew
Ugh, we gotta end this quickly. A long OT, and even if we win we'll be gassed tomorrow. #1seedshouldgettheearlygame
Whoever wins this game is probably going to be exhausted against Ferris tomorrow. Ferris will have played at least 1 less period on 3+ more hours rest
I remember the last time on this board for OT hockey in the tournament... that didn't end well.
I would like for it to end better this time.
Well as slow and lackadaisical as they played that 3rd we ought to have plenty for OT.
My high blood pressure can't take this every night... And IU is my secondary basketball team so I'm dying over here!
UML goal again.
I just want it to end early on either way. I don't want to watch 10+ minutes to see us lose. Just put me in misery right away if that's how it happens. If we win, do it quick so we can rest up for tomorrow.
That Duluth goal last year was brutal. You could see it coming for like 3 or 4 minutes when we couldnt clear the zone.
By the way, have any of you guys seen video of that goal lately?? It's been a while for me
I have all 4 playoff games from last year downloaded and I watched em all when we made the tournament this year.
That game still stings and I don't think it will ever go away
I am afraid of watching it again. Last year I got dehydrated from drinking and a certain salty discharge from my eyes.
Anyone whose final post on MGoBlog appears in this thread will be assumed to have died of a heart attack in the miserable overtime(s) that await us.
I am still alive I want you to know. the scotch is making the screen all fuzzy
Because no one said it, Greg Pateryn made that play on the goal.
Absolutely - great diving play - puck was going to Cornell and he got it to our point man.
I've seen a lot of comments on here about Cornell playing the MSU fight song, and I wanted to clear that up. There are two parts in their fight song that are nearly identical to MSU's (especially the "fight for the only colors" part), but they are definitely not playing MSU's fight song.
Hearing it did get the team (and fans) fired up, though! The music nerd in me had to go check it out.
I wish they had played State's fight song. That would have been grade A, hockey band / student section trolling.
While it pissed me off when I thought I heard it, that is definitely an A+ idea
I really hope their fight song came first. It'd be unfortunate to copy Sparty at anything. Except couch burning, they're really good at that.
that tune sounds like give my regards to broadway
Actually, Cornell's band does deliberately play the fight songs of their opponents' rivals.
teams never seem to do anything the easy way.
So true; UTL shaved a year off my life.
Shocked this hasn't turned into a drinking thread in OT. My gosh, OT is as scary as drowning and the dentist. Drinking shorts aorta ale. GO BLUE!
Three Leinenkugal's Summer Shandy, one Rolling Rock, one bottle of 13.5% Sauvignon Blanc.
Why does the NCAA insist in holding these first round games in 8,000+ seat arenas when you only get 3,000-5,000 people to show up?
the msu song is actually fairly common among college bands, similar to LETS GO BLUE
ALSO IDK IF IM GONNA LIVE THRU THIS
I'm running out of rude things to say about the UMD-goal commercial, this is just cruel ESPN
A whole season hinges on one period. The puck may bounce off a ref, off the crossbar and in. Brace yourselves
What's the point of the camera on the Zamboni? It's cool seeing the tire meeting ice and all, but actually not. About as great as the sky-cam in basketball.
The UK-IU game seems really high scoring. Like NBA level. 70-62 with 12 minutes left?? Holy crap
It's been a really good game. I've been watching it since I have no access to the hockey game--other than the much-appreciated vicarious enjoyment via this thread, of course. UK is starting to pull away though.
We got this.
OK, let's get it done!!!
Too bad Compuware Arena can't host first round games. Capacity of 4,500 means there would be plenty of room to stretch out and relax based on the looks of these crowds today.
Score early and get a good night's rest!
let's get this shit over with early.......very nervous
Here we go......
Just tuning in and my heart's going crazy
Man we're really hitting people
This is not good for my liver.
What Would Bob Probert Do?
That was a really dumb step-up at the offensive blue line...
That was a really dumb step-up at the offensive blue line...
so dumb I double posted
Thank you Tiny Jesus
I feel like Fred Sanford.....ELIZABETH!!!!!
can't watch when the puck is in our zone. please don't make lazy passes in front of our net.
having flashbacks from the maine game when I was a yee teenager.
hoping there will be a thread for our game tomorrow.
What a disappointing Spring.
At this rate, we'll lose the Spring Game.
more ot disasters
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK
These guys peaked a month ago.
Hunwick, you deserved better than what your teammates gave you tonight. Thank you for existing and saving us these past couple years.
Well shit, that's a disappointing way to end those seniors' careers. Just like basketball, absolutely no way to look at this but disappointing no matter what.
2010 all fucking over again. God damn it. What a shit way for Hunwick to leave.
that could've gone better.
God I hate life
well that sucked.
Somebody explain the hype on this kid.
I hate everything. Hockey refs can sit on a pole, ice cream tastes bad, and smiles make me angry.
Let's learn from this, work harder and come back stronger next year. We have work to do.
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK
I just don't know how much longer I can do this.
A whole season... gone.
Good effort in the third period, but just so much unacceptable play in so many sequences in that game.
I am MISERABLE.
That was just terrible. I hate to say it, but right now, it really freaking sucks to be a Wolverine.
actually, no. Why don't you GFY?
I don't know if I hate you, life, ESPN3, or the cosmos more at this moment right now.
Thanks, though. I think I'm ready to move on. Clearly there is a more miserable person on this earth tonight.
who is obviously chasing after my posts negging them because it makes him feel better to be a gigantic asshole?
This is such a classic case of a little girl who wouldn't begin to have the temerity to go after someone with 1000 plus points.
Gee, what a coincidence that you're taking out your impotent rage on someone you think it's safe to go after.
It's ok, though. I think it's pretty clear you're the douche in this equation.
Unfortunate, and a sad way to end the season...but if not Cornell, it would have been Ferris to do us in. This is simply not a national championship team.
Power play, anyone?
If this team couldn't beat Cornell with that kind of momentum going into an overtime, really, was this going to happen?
The level of play just has not been there.
Still, I feel like Piers Gaveston. Big time.
WTF was Moffatt doing on that goal?
This sport is just crazy. Games are won and lost on the flukiest of plays. Those of you that follow it as diehards (I'm a pretty casual fan) . . . I don't know how your heart can survive.
in fact, I'm still not sure if I did or not.
I think I would know, right?
That was so thoroughly disappointing and sh****.
How do we do it? I don't know if I can anymore. I think I may be getting to old for this s***.
for more than a decade. Things happen; on the whole you overcome or you lose. It takes a rather large sample size to figure out how you're doing, though.
"Michigan hockey team's overtime experience could come in handy in the NCAA tournament"
Stick-tap for Hunwick. Hell of a run young man.
Michigan hockey is a torturous lover. We must all be masochists.
Spoken like a true Wolves fan (I kid, I kid. I'm a Tottenham fan).
It's true though. Wolves fans are amongst the most passionate, yet pessimistic. I post on a Wolves board and I get along with them great. It's alot like being a Lions fans. Some great years a long time ago, but not much except pain since.
As a Lions fan I keep telling myself it's not the destination, it's the long, weird, tortuous, stupid journey.
It was always thrilling to see you in the net. You made Michigan hockey entertaining and I'm sorry you didn't get a title. Praise tiny Jesus.