I expect a big game from Merrill after last night, i've never seen him play like that before.
Michigan - MSU Hockey Open Thread
Hope Brown makes 'em pay.
Anyone with a stream to the game?
I still have Baylor/TAMU WBB up. They really better switch it, I'm gon' be pissed otheriwse.
Kinda obvious, but I think Chris Brown will be the difference-maker.
Also, I drank all my Hopslam last night. Labatt tonight... :-/
Sinelli out with Brown's return.
How anyone could prefer this highlighter yellow version of maize is beyond me. These jerseys seem particularly blinding tonight.
Blame Addidas, everything that was maize has turned to highlighter.
You'd have to blame reebok for the hockey jerseys, not adidas
I actually think they look fine. But that's just me.
It's Sparks. He hasn't scored in three months, it's time to get one.
Hey, somebody cover the guy in green in front of the net!
Im drinking coke zero.
Beauty of a goal off of a rebound. 1-0 good guys
What a beautiful goal.
Definitely sounds like a home crowd.
Love that post!
Great scoring chance by Guptil.
They're still waiting for the face-off.
Down for me too. Gametracker is the worst.
Down for me too. Gametracker is the worst.
telling them so, and lo and behold it's up now! Missed the whole first period.
EDIT: A lot of good the e-mail did. They loaded the stats of the first period and nothing since. The guy with the foot on the pedal must be distracted.
Fucking Indiana, my Comcast guide says I get the game on an alternate channel, and instead it's some FoxSportsBlues bullshit with the fucking Blues. Fuck all of the things...
Lets not blow the lead this time!
I'm playing clarinet while I listen to the radio feed. I recorded part of my practice and it might get posted if I decide it has artistic merit and/or relevance.
2nd period has started.
Bennett slides and stops a 2-on-1.
Frack, they score.
Tie game 1-1
Looks like Hunwick never even saw it. Damn.
We need to wake up. We can't play like this and expect to win these games let alone in the tournament.
Announcers on both nights have said Merrill isn't playing well.
Shit, Sparty PP goal. 2-1 them.
2-1 on a PP goal.
What the hell is going on?
Hope Red puts a special emphasis on the penalty kill this week, because it's been terrible this weekend.
Come on boys, let's get going. Need to tighten up the PK.
Finally have the game on, and it's Tanquaray martini's. Dry and dirty.
Big save by Hunwick on a breakaway.
We MUST win this game with FSU winning already tonight.
Thanks Shannon Hogan for ruining that goal.
All tied up in Hockeytown
Eh, yea. I believe I still desire more goals.
Your faulty goaltending skills are entirely to blame for that last goal you allowed.
I wrote one like that last night, and was like "eh, not bad". When I woke up today it was funnier. We should see who can have the most ridiculous one, possibly including the meme guy pointing.
That's one hell of a great pass from Glendening. Gorgeous.
Jeez, can we stop giving up the odd-man rushes?!?
Looks like a completely different team from last weekend, and not in a good way. Terrible PK and it seems as if we're playing most of the time in our own zone.
It seems like we expected state to not put up a fight or something this weekend because they 've jumped all over us since we went up 2-0 yesterday. Maybe getting swept will inadvertently light a fire and we'll make a deep tourney run...but let's just win tonight anyway
Dangit guptill! Blew through the D and then stoned by the MSU goalie on a breakaway. And then the puck was still loose it looked like but the ref blew the whistle. It's been that kind of weekend for us so far.
Does anyone know who the color commentator is on FSD? I can't recall hearing him before, and he is annying me.
It's Darren Eliot.
I liked his claim that anytime there's contact with a goalie, they're going to call a penelty (or something to that effect). Maybe Hyman deserved that call, but Hunny gets run A LOT. It seems like that might have come up during preparation for the game given how much Red has mentioned it in pressers this year.
Well, FSD doesn't get all the games, so I'm guessing he missed open season on Hunwick.
All he had to do was check out the post game press conference from the week before to know that Red was not happy with the way Hunwick has been getting hit.
I just assumed that was part of preparing for the one game you are going to commentate all year.
Maybe going by that particular contact (as a former player, and current referee, so my experience isn't nothing, here), but otherwise there's no standard like that, even in USA Hockey. By the way, Hyman deserved it if, if, if, they're going to make the same calls when it goes against MSU. A lot of those calls have to do with a referee's "style" and you just have to look for it to be called consistantly.
Edit: do you mind me asking why your particular username? I've been wondering that since I've seen you post.
Consistency is all you can ask for, it just seems like it has been hard to get this year.
My username is because some friends of mine decided that if I was a DJ I would be DJ MastaDon. I do not know where it came from (I have no interests in DJs or prehistoric mammoth type creatures), but it seemed like an adequate username to use for websites.
We can haz PPG?
Power play unit needs to settle things down and work it around for their shot. Last night especially it seemed like they never got set up.
We have a little less than a minute of PP to start the third.
Pardon my massive ignorance, but how does CCHA scheduling work? Does each team have a protected rival that it plays four conference games against?
I think every team has a home and away series with every team except for some teams like Alaska which we only played once.
We played them twice there.
We also did not play Notre Dame at home this year, and I don't recall traveling to Ferris either.
Game on veetle
Thank you kind person!
It only took 3/4 of the season for an mgouser to find a live stream
Keep the updates coming... They are appreciated by those of us that don't have it on tv
3rd period underway.
No joy on the PP.
Really not all that surprising. On top of their stats (on the TV now), they look like they deserve to be ranked that highly. The MSU PK is very, very good.
I meant number of series.
Very even play in the 3rd, still a 2-2 tie, 15:15 left.
I think we've had slightly better of the play in this period so far but nothing to show for it so far. I can only think of one chance so far. But we do seem to be on the front foot. Hopefully we keep that up.
Ferris leads Notre Dame 5-1 with 7 to go.
NMU beat BG, 2-0
ohio beat Western, 4-3
It was bound to happen eventually. Ohio finally won again
How did that puck not get in??
We can thank the hockey gods for that, boys. If we can make it to the whistle/attacking zone with nothing bad going on, I love our chances.
Even during not Mich-MSU broadcasts they talk about the Spartans so much.
State with lots of chances in front of Hunwick and can't put it home, still 2-2, 8:40 left in the 3rd.
Jesus, they've been DOMINATING us the past 4 minutes
Jesus we spent about a minute in their zone and now they've been in ours getting tons of chances for the past 2 or 3 Good lord this game is ridiculous.
Penalty. Crap. Gotta kill it off (obviously)
Shit, Sparty PP.
Yeah, no, that's a penalty every time.
That's a good call, saved a goal, but damn if I'm not concerned about our penalty kill letting one in anyway.
Economics. Does an open shot like that provide a better scoring chance than two minutes of 5-4? The answer is almost always yes, so I fully support those penalties (as long as they actually deny a shot with the penalized action).
Staee is very good on special teams, though, so I feel your anxiety.
Absolutely. That's a penalty you take every time. And for those who don't think it's a penalty or that it was a bad call, it's obvious you don't watch a lot of hockey.
Absolutely. I was going to reply to your post above, but I didn't want to reply to two-in-a-row from you and just +1'd it. Everyone and their mother knew that was a hook.
Penalty kill time. Bad timing.
They go the entire period without making a call against either team, but make that one now?
Great kill. Hopefully that gives us some momentum. We desparetely need some.
Son of a bitch. Wide open net there.
That open net was as wide as a barn door. Gah.
Chances are flying everywhere. Hunwick with a tremendous save and then ARGH HOW DO WE NOT SCORE?!?!?!?!? Great hockey.
I think you can see the spot next to Michigan's net where Bennett just shit in his pants.
Bounce off the goal post!?
Missed and open net twice, fuck me.
they just had a chance on a turnover, and Michigan had a chance on a almost empty net..
This game is wide open right now
Man, Chris, just fire that one.
2 on 1, great play by the MSU defenseman to save an open net goal. This game is stressful like a basketball game.
I thought it was a pretty easy pass to intercept, not having any air under it.
Damn...Michigan 2 on 1 ...no goal
Who ya got for the winner?
need to score cannot afford a tie
there are no ties in the CCHA just wins-losses-shootout wins-shootout losses.
That said I would much rather have a 3 point win.
Well, I guess we at least get a point. Frustrating though, because we were steamrolling better teams than MSU coming into this. Both teams had their chances, which makes it even more frustrating.
I think we probably got a little confident/cocky since had been doing so well and especially since we torched miami last weekend for the first time in forever. This was a good wake up call
I think we could easily win the last 4 and then we'll see where we go in the CCHA and NCAA tournaments
In the CCHA loser only gets a point if the game goes to a shootout. All 3 points are on the table in ot.
WE DON'T EVEN WANT ANY MORE GOALS THIS EVENING!!!
GOOOOOAAaAAAAL, Internet high-fives all around!
Wow, we really needed that one.
Kevin Lynch crashing the net to boost his resume as Spartan Killer!
there we go! and we keep pace in the CCHA standings!
LYNCH with the gamewinner! 3-2!
Kevin Lynch! Missed a goal about 15 second earlier but no mistake there! Great hockey game. Also took about 5 days off my life.
Winner winner chicken dinner
Suck it, Sparty!!!!
That's a HUGE 3 points, way to get the split!
Lloyd Brady sighting at the Joe
How's the scoring work? Do we get 3 points and MSU 1? Or us 3, them 0? Or us 2 them 1?
We get 3, FYS gets 0.
Every CCHA game 3 points are available (unlike NHL when there's 2 and one is added for overtime. So a win in regulation or overtime gets you 3 and a loss gets you none. The shootout winner gets 2 and loser gets 1.
MSU. You get NOTHING ah ah ah
Us 3, them 0. Only shootouts have split points.
Right through Crandell's legs. Terrible way to lose a game, great way to win it.
We own the Joe!
Ferris is currently #1 in the pairwise
Call me a hater, but I see them going out in the first round of the NCAA's almost regardless of seeding
Though I am also skeptical of Ferris, a number one pairwise gives them the Atlantic Hockey champion. Which is essentially like playing BGSU in my opinion. But yes, I do not see them as a Frozen Four caliber team.
Michigan has won the season series against the state assholes yet again.
I was there. Same score as last time. Same finish. Same result. Loved the feeling of walking out of JLA with a win and laughing at the state morons who ran their mouth like fools in second period.
Red Berenson is now 50-50-14 all-time against FYS. He will get a winning record before he retires.
Sweep northern next weekend and win big on senior night!