#15 Michigan heads down south to face #2 Ohio...
Game is at Value City Arena in Columbus, faceoff at 7:35 on the Big Ten Network
This could be very big for Michigan to help their climb in the PWR...GO BLUE!!!
We are seventh in the CCHA? Come on Red!
A 7 game winless streak really hurt us. We seem to be on the rise now so we hopefully can climb back up.
Ohio has some horrid jerseys
Beat tTest Drive U!
Wish they had more of these games on btn
lucky for us
Daily liveblog isnt working for me. It's only showing the mobile version. Anyone else having that issue?
Looks like they got it fixed.
good pace to the game to start
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Why isn't it free on all big ten campuses? When ESPN3 first game out I know all college campuses had it.
I'm stuck in my office on campus right now if anyone knows where I can watch this game.
sloppy defense there
mixed in with some bad missing of the net
Go blue!!! Beat these fucks
We need to capitalize on those rebounds Heeter is giving up.
I'm pretty confident we will
Let's keep it up.
Moffie on a rebound...1-0 MICHIGAN
The return of the Barbasol commercial!
Brown off for interference
Value City Arena, haha. Value City doesn't even exist anymore. That sure looks good on Ohio's part.
not sure which Ohio player it is on, but it is a hooking call
Craig James didn't kill all of them?
Let's hope we can finish this powerplay without giving up a shorty
Power Play Blast by AJ Treais...
side note: OMGOMGOMG WE ACTUALLY SCORED ON THE POWER PLAY
Unfortunately, just after the PP ended.
I'm not complaining, but yeahhhh it figures the PP expired
Very nice. Keep it up Blue!
<---- that guy just ripped it past sievy mcsieverson
Side note. That had to be the most unenthusiastic and confusing call by the announcers ever. BTN + Calling hockey games = FAIL
BTN + calling any game that does not involve Gus Johnson = FAIL
I'd sign a petition to have GJ call hockey games.
I know Shep is the play by play guy 4 Bball but for my money (outside Ken Daniels) no body calls a better hockey game. Here's hoping BTN hires a "name" b4 launching the BTNHL next yr! Go Blue, fuck Ohio!
Good first period. OSU was never really in control. The certainly had chances but I never got that panicked feeling I get after the other team is dominating for a solid minute or two. Let's keep it up
FYI Mike Martin made espn's 'all bowl' team
Michigan 2, Ohio 0
Shots on Goal: Ohio 19, M 15
Each team went 0-1 on the Power Play
A lot of blocked shots for both sides
Michigan 1st goal: Moffie from Guptill and Brown
Michigan 2nd goal: Treais from Merrill and Moffie
Ohio has a young group of forwards outside the top line. The forecheck has been to much for them to handle
Their top line is all freshmen as well.
The PDG/Treais line has been looking good so far. Looks like Brian was right to desire a better line pairing for PDG
Ten minutes of Zamboni-cam? Really, BTN?
Never ceases to amaze me when I come here how little akron state fans know about hockey. Good contingent of us here tonight though.
Btw, no damn hot water for handwashing anywhere in this dump.
We were a bunch of Wal-Mart Wolverines.
What a game, though. As has been said many times, here and else where. The second half seems to be tremendously much better than the first half. This game could be the start of something big for this team.
So far, so good. Hopefully we can put together a complete game.
2nd period about to start
Plain grey helmets as an identity for Ohio. How fantastic.
Isn't every night cowbell night in Columbus?
Michigan with an early post...good start
tripping penalty to Ohio...
OSU with some real good pressure for a couple minutes there with some real good chances
Douchy hit there.
As we all know, 3rd goal in the game is huge. Usually decides if it's going to be a tough game or the rout is on!
Nothing on the Power Play
shocker...it really is terrible
I just noticed that there's a Reebok on Michigan's hockey jerseys. Just seemed strange considering our close relationship with Adidas in pretty much every other sport. Any one have any more info about this?
I believe Reebok was bought by Adidas and Adidas itself doesn't make hockey gear. But I'm not sure.
I thought I read that somewhere on this site when the new jerseys leaked
Adidas owns reebok, & reebok is an established name in hockey gear/attire.
You are correct. Not sure why Adidas doesn't just put their logo on the jersey, i would assume that it would be possible to manufactuer the jerseys in an Adidas factory, or just sew the Adidas logo on intead of the Reebok in a Reebok factory. Doesn't matter i guess, same jersey regardless of which branch of Adidas makes it.
Getting it in OSU's zone frequently, but haven't had quality opportunities.
too many men on the ice
Anybody know why our hockey jerseys our made by Reebok? CCHA thing?
a few posts higher
I haven't been at Yost in a long while, but we don't play too much piped in music do we? Cause it seems that everytime we come back from commercial you can hear the stadium blasting generic Top 40 music
Mostly during pre game warmups. Otherwise it's band.
it was almost exclusively the pep band
It's @ OSU
Yeah I knew that, I was just curious about what goes on at Yost
I thought you meant this game, since you said "every time we come back from commercial."
just about exclusively band, with the exception of warm-ups and when a goal is scored, which is a split between the band and some awful new RAWWWWWWWWWK sound. Wait until after the renovations in a year or two though, band music down by half, piped in stuff fills the void.
There was three times more piped in music at this game than band. As much as I hate the ohio golden bearcats, they do have a good band. Would have much rather heard them than "Who Let the Dogs Out" three freaking times.
Even my daughter, who likes that type of music started to complain about the music.
Special K would have been proud.
Just found out since I have BTN (Time Warner customer) I can access BTN2Go for free and watch all the sportz.
EDIT: Necessary because I'm at work which doesn't have the sweet cable package I do at my house despite the fact I work at a tv station.
or is it for anyone who has the BTN?
slashing penalty to Ohio
Michigan 2, Ohio 0
Michigan will have a 58 second power play to start the third
I think OSU had a better period than the first, but Michigan is playing a very good road game so far
Hope we can start the 3rd with a PP goal.
BTN does a poor job of keeping the time left on the PP posted. They've forgot to put it up 3 times now.
BTN does a lot of things poorly.
Except for lining our schools pocket with benjamins
BTN does a poor job
of keeping the time left on the PP posted. They've forgot to put it up 3 times now.
Man I wish I was there right now ... I wish even more that I was going to the game on Sunday. Unfortunately my friends are scurred of snow and don't want to go to the game, and it'd be too awkward to go by myself. This after no one wanted to go to Wednesday's bball game with me because $5 plus service fees was still "too much money". FML, I need some more jim beam.
that you need new friends. or more jim beam, whatever.
I guess it's the former, because I just finished my bottle of red stag. I hate having fair weather friends, instead of die-hard, mgoblog-reading, stat-analyzing friends.
I hate running out of red stag, and not being able to drink that much right now. Have a cold and medicine "advises" not to drink that much while taking it, figure i will listen.
That stinks, hopefully you'll be better soon. On the bright side, I bet your cough medicine tastes similar to red stag. (Just kidding, I like red stag, even though it has a medicinal taste).
Jim Beam fills both needs.
We stiffled some growing OSU momentum toward the end of the period there. Good finish
epic production you have there BTN...epic
look above a few posts. More proof.
lets close this out
Saw your question from above and responded but figured I'd put it down here.
To access BTN2Go you need to be a Bright House, COX, Charter, DirecTV, Dish Network, or Time Warner customers and a username/password (the same one you use to log in to your account online for those providers).
Over or Under 45 saves for Hunwick tonight?
not by much though
i going to say over, by 1 or 2.
not a smart decision by Chaisson
OSU is swarming right now. This penalty kill would be huge
Close shave, Barbasol.
How can Barbasol afford to advertise so much when their product only costs like $0.89?
first thing I do after a long haul in the rig is lather up with some Barbasol then, and only then, do I find my fine girl.
Largest home crowd of the year and the place sounds dead
Never wouldve guessed there were 10k there. I'm still not sure I actually believe it
They're all across town at the blue jackets game
building but absolutely horrendous atmosphere for hockey.
The entire state of Ohio sucks for hockey, except the Toledo area has a decent hockey following and a few decent schools and clubs. But the rest of the state doesn't give a shit about hockey at all.
90% of success is showing up, so at least they're 90% successful. The other 10% if laughable, but still.
Luckily, OSU's PP is as ineffective as ours
miss most of it GO BLUE!
Was the Ohio band just playing the blues brothers song? Trying to steal our bit?
I also heard some other typical Michigan songs earlier in the game -- I wondered if the Michigan band was there, or if they were just copying us.
Unfortunately. Their band did play Blues Brothers. The OSU student section looked shell shocked throughout the game. As I have said before, only about 10% of their fans seem to have any idea what they are watching out there. Calls for hand pass stoppages on UM when in the defensive zone, looks of bewilderment on icing calls, and overall apathy rule the day at TUOS hockey games.
I don't know much about OSU's coach. But I really don't like him.
Michigan Power Play
Osiecki fits the bill in terms of looking like a Buckeye coach. Can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's the 80s part in the middle.
dollars to donuts he's swimming in Old Spice
That assessment is
/puts on sunglasses
Was Ohio just doing the blues brothers dance???!!!!!
They definitely were playing "Can't Turn You Loose". Not sure about the dance. That is not acceptable though. I don't know if we're the first team to play the song (might be), but we're definitely the crafters of the dance, right? Starting with JMFJ's dad?
It started long before JMFJ's dad...water buffalo superfan did it for at least 3 years before JMFJ's dad
A PP goal here would seal Hunwicks great night in goal.
Did the mgoblue audio just shut down for anyone else? Whorepunchers.
I would be optimistic...but the PP really sucks
Took 90 seconds for the announcers to figure out that when the shorthanded team takes a penalty they become more shorthanded.
4:17 left to go in the game
no idea how it didn't go in...3 minutes to go
Heeter just looks lost out there at times. I don't know how he saves as many as he does
Well, he is 6'4". Pucks are gonna hit him.
Came here to post this. That's at least five times tonight he's had his backed turned to the play. No clue how he has a >.930 save percentage.
Why you not go in puck?
why wasnt that a penalty shot?
But it's 3-0 now
under 2 to go
2 minutes left...c'mon guys
HOW DO MISS AN EMPTY NET!?!?!
Edit: Spoke too soon.....GOOOOOOOAL!!!!!
The captain comes through!
You and your crew versus me and the revolution.
FINALLY. 3rd goal took long enough
Empty netter!!! Suck it Ohio
Glendening! Tried to pass the first time and then took it himself on the second try. Great win tonight
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL. 3-0 good guys. game essentially over.
Glendening with the ENG...Michigan will get a BIG road win against a high PWR team
I wish Merrill had been here all season
I hope all of the 10,000 buckeye fans who showed up to a hockey game for the first time conclude that it sucks and never come back as ohio states program begins to drift back into obscurity
Hail To the Victors my friends
We'll take another one. EN GOOOALLLL!
ANOTHER EMPTY NETTER!!!
4-0 bitches! suck it ohio
Ohio goes from #2 in the country to the second best team in the building! Nice win!
BIG WIN FOR MICHIGAN!!!!
47 save shutout for Hunwick! Hell of a game
Shutout! All Hail Tiny Jesus!
WOO!!!! Shutout and another (!!!) Friday night win!!!!
now let's finish them in Cleveland. So good to have Merill back along with Guptill and Hunwick
Ohio went full-on Tiin Cup there.
"He doesn't have to hit it from there. Someone tell him he can put the goalie back in!!!"
Career night shutout - excellent. On TV, this crowd sure seems to have the life sucked out of it. On to the mistake by the lake for another win on Sunday!
46 saves. shutout. blouses.
Oh wow. Western is up 3-2 on Notre Dame now. Go western
Always good to beat the Buckeyes, regardless of sport.
Women's Gymnastics beat Ohio tonight, 195.500 - 195.175.
(You can follow them on Twitter @umichwgym)
This is why I love twitter. I can follow all my teams very easily, even ones that are never on the radio or television.
well that was a fun evening!
Do the same thing on Sunday
So I am somewhat of a novice when it comes to hockey recruiting, etc. But how does Michigan stack up in line with other powers? Do we have pipelines? Is it more internationally slanted so it is harder to build those in roads? Also, it seems like Red Berenson likes the smaller quicker players as opposed to the bigger players (like North Dakots from last year.) I know we seem to recruit well, but I just do not know as much about it as basketball and football. Thanks.
Traditionally it's been very good. We've had some issues lately with guys bailing early or not making it to campus and playing in the OHL instead. Our major pipeline is the National Development team, which is based in Ann Arbor.
The last couple years have probably featured the least talented (particularly offensively) Michigan teams in 20 years. They're still good, but we're no longer obviously the most talented team in the CCHA.
In terms of hardware, Michigan is one of the premier programs in all of college hockey. We hold the top spot for National Titles with 9, largely due to our golden age in the late 40s & early 50s, during which we won 6 titles within the first decade in which NCAA title were available.
Things took a downturn in the 60s & 70s, but with the arrival of the Red Baron in the 80s, things have turned around. We've won 2 National Titles and a whole pile of CCHA regular season & playoff championships while not missing the playoffs in two decades. It's been a bit tougher the last couple years, including a miracle CCHA tournament run to keep the playoff streak alive, but we played in the Title game last year and are right in the playoff mix again this season.
Every year we have probably a top 3 or top 5 recruiting class. Every single year. It's not that uncommon for us to have more NHL draft picks in a single class than our opposing teams do on their whole team
Collegehockey247 / rivals attempted to do a star rating sort of thing a year or two ago and they assigned us like three 5 stars and two 4 stars all in the top 50. Given their rankings may be a bit arbitrary
Next year we have Jacob Trouba coming in who's almost certain to be a top 10 pick (i.e. he's almost certainly the highest draft pick in the NCAA) and then Boo Nieves who's a late 1st/early 2nd type of guy. Even though Jared Rutledge (our goalie commit) is ranked 36 of 36 north american skaters, I have to think that's still good for a top 5-10 goalie in the 2012 ncaa class
So basically, we recruit well, although as noted above, we've lacked elite offensive talent lately but we almost always have elite defensive talent (JMFJ, Summers, Mitera, Merrill, Trouba, etc)
Glad Michigan finally pounded these overrated, uneducated imbociles.
The thing that made me laugh was the game tonight has been their only near sellout of the year.
Granted they play in a large, gloomy cave-like arena that would be hard to fill for college teams, but they actually had near 10,000 tonight if the BTN announcer was correct. The ONLY reason that there were that many people there, is because they were playing Michigan.
And you know what the best part is? The ohio fans who were there that don't follow their hockey program, think they're STILL a mess of a program and suck.
As for the game sunday, ohio has a big Top-10 matchup with indiana in basketball so I wouldn't be surprised if there are more Michigan fans in cleveland than ohio fans.
Beat ohio's ass on sunday, restore order and take the trophy home to Ann Arbor.
bitches. Looking forward to Sunday. My fear is they don't sell the thing out out and we're dragged down by association with their mediocre asses.
the quietest 47 shots I've ever seen.
Hunny truly made 4 or 5 saves.
Stay hot Hunwick!
Friday the 13th and Hunwick played Jason. Go Blue!
Good to see UM start off the weekend with a win. It is a rough stretch ahead, but wins like these make it far less scary. Now just need to win tonight to make it a good weekend.