A win here tonight would be huge for us. GO BLUE!
Michigan vs Western Michigan: Open Thread
comcast has ND/BG...only video feed is through WMU's website for a fee
lol ND/BGSU nobody is going to watch that
From sec 20 at Lawson. Lot of maize and blue here tonight.
In section 18, which was about a 50/50 split of Wolverine and Bronco fans.
Overall I'd estimate Michigan had 20% of the fans tonight at Lawson. But we made 80% of the noise
lets hope they keep rolling!
Each Quarterfinal series in conference start at 7:05 tonight...Michigan, Ferrs, ND, and State can all advance with wins tonight.
Does the puck drop at 7:30?
Edit: Just saw the 7:05 start time in the previous comment
Anybody got intel on a video stream? Or audio if video isn't available?
EDIT: nix video apparently
has video for a fee...Michigan's website has free radio feed
Row 9 section 4! I see a lot of maize and blue in the crowd!
I love listening to Al and Bill, but for a game like this I need video.
Figure it was worth it for a playoff game like this. Feeds not live yet
the uniforms Michigan wore yesterday and tonight really look good...I haven't seen many games this season, but that really stuck out last night
maybe I had too much faith in the abilities of WMU's A/V club
Way to mispronounce "Red" Western PA guy.
How can you pronounce Red's name wrong? It's not that hard.
sounds like a good amount of Michigan fans
this PA guy blows...annoying amd didnt get Red's name right
By radio, video, whatever.
I put on the radio with the NHL as visual.
Let's Go Blue!
college hockey news.com should have a live box score if you can't listen
I always like how before every game he thanks the military for their service to our country...classy move
Kevin Lynch! 1-0 U-M!
What a start!! Kevin Lynch baby
KEVIN LYNCH FROM MERRILL!!!!!!!
less than a minute into the game...Michigan State 1, Miami 0
Al Randall's radio feed is only a second or so behind WMU's (silent) live feed. Much better than Western's dry broadcast
Do you need a subscription for the radio feed? I'm not getting it through that link. Please help!
Thank you in advance!
EDIT: Feed kicked in as soon as I pressed "save." LOL
1-0, 16:29 to go in the first
so I could stream Western's live feed. Sorry guys (and girls?)
(which might be everyone but me). There are seats available at Lawson. I'd guess it's about 60-70% full right now and it sounds like a lot are Michigan fans
I dont know how he got that but we had a wide open net and he got a piece of it somehow. No real offensive momentum for Western so far. I wonder if that line shuffle was really a good idea
Argh, robbed by Slub, and then #Gongshow no-call.
Al makes it sound like we're carrying the play, but he always does that. True or not, Gordon?
Edit: Didn't even realize you were talking to me at first. I was like "Oh who's Gordon? I'll just answer him". Then I realized it was me /csb
I had to mod that as "Insightful." :D
have to keep it up!
Michigan's got all the chances so far. Not sure if Western has a shot yet
Western is currently #13 in the pairwise. If they do not win this series, odds are their season is done. They are the second highest team in the CCHA in the pairwise behind Miami who is #3. ND is #14, Ferris is #25. No other CCHA team is above the TUC line (Ohio State and Michigan are just under it...but still would need to win the championship to make the tournament, and I think Ferris is in the same boat)
ND also has taken the lead against BG with 12 to go in the 1st
Thanks hockeyguy... Please keep the score updates coming!
Also (proabably a stupid question) but can someone explain #Gongshow to me?
It can actually help WMU in the pairwise as UM would likely become a TUC, and they will have split the season series 3-3.
Michigan really controlling so far. Might be hard to tell from the radio feed but Western has had no offensive flow, just a lot of dump and chase but we always get it out. We're getting a good number of 2-on-2's going into the Western zone
LETS GO BOYS
Hooking on DeBlois. Thought it was on Western at first
sounds like another #gongshow penalty call
Al Randal basically saying it is garbage and implying gongshow over and over again hahaha
Ferris leads OSU 1-0, mid 1st.
1-1, 9:22 left in the 1st
but Western really can't get anything set up. I have to assume it's the line shuffle
LOL, icing on your own PP.
I think Western only had a shot or two and only one was a good chance. Icing on Western
And seriously, do the Lawson Lunatics have any chants over than "LETS GO BRONCOS"? I think the answer is no
Do they have any original chants? Answer is still no
I can tell you with certainty that there is nothing that the Lawson Lunatics have created themselves.
OSU ties Ferris at 1 on the power play.
That about sums up the game so far
offsetting penalties to each team
Don't know why but we're going 4-on-4 for 2 minutes. PDG in the box for us
2-1 with 7 minutes to go in the 1st
NTM scores to go up 2-1 over FYS, 6:59 left in the first.
Miami SHG, 2-1
Fuck. Let's get it back, boys.
Looked like Racine was screened again
Crappy considering that's only Western's 2nd or 3rd shot of the game
Crap, they score, no interference call. #Gongshow
are off of Michigan turnovers
I have seen this over and over and never gotten what it means.
The CCHA is sponsored by Gongshow.
Which was also this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gongshow
It started with Brian after Shawn Hunwick was left off of the CCHA first team despite being a Hobey finalist (i.e. a top 3 player in the country)
So now whenever the CCHA is screwing us over -> gongshow
We responded yesterday, lets do it again!
Just like last night, Western is buzzing after that goal. We missed a good chance by not converting all those chances earlier. Whole different game now
7 minutes left in the 1st
Come on guys. Two shots on goal in the first period and they let one in.
Sparty gooning it up, took a major and game misconduct. Miami might be ending this, given their talent.
Justin Hoomaian of MSU gets a game misconduct and a five-minute major for a check from behind...Miami has a huge chance to take complete control of Game 2
Pile of bodies with the puck in there somewhere but Slub found it eventually
disappointing end to an otherwise very good Michigan period
Slubowski keeping them in it, sounds like?
We've had a lot of chances but not many great chances. We're not making him work too hard so far but he's definitely had a few good saves
Michigan must score next. The story of the second period is survive and advance. It's that simple.
Ferris 1, OSU 1...end of 1st
ND 2, BG 0...late in the 1st
Miami 2, MSU 1...end of 1st
Go sparties go!
It should be more like 2-0 or 3-0. Their goal was just a wrister from the point and they haven't had many chances better than that
Let's jump on the Broncos, put 'em down.
A lot of up and down so far this period but hardly any shots
2-1 M. Sinelli!!
Sinelli!! 2-1 U-M!!
Rebound off a mini 2-on-1
stop WMU momentum right now and force them to come back again...keep up the intensity
Trouba made a beautiful play to keep it in and get down low, fed it across to Guptill who looked like he had a wide open net but Slubowski made it across
Shots are 18-4
A lot of shots and a lot of pressure. Would be awesome to put another in (obviously)
That's what she said
Western pressuring now. Several shots but nothing yet. Racine with the glove save now
Sparty killed the major, still 2-1 Miami. Miami just killed a minor.
big stop for State, maybe they can turn it into something...still 2-1 Miami
A lot of good chances and SInelli was really working hard to keep the puck in deep
Is announcing the game who arer the announcers?
interference, 2 minutes
WHOOOOOOOOAAAAAAA C YA!
Interference. One of them took Boo out. Huge chance here to take a strangle-hold on this game
No unsportsmanlike, #Gongshow.
One problem with being from Boston is hearing the Dropkick's at every single sporting event for a Boston sports team. It's that much more annoying when they're played at other locations. Fuck you, Western.
Lets get another one here!
Western is fearing the Troubomb
and GOOOOAALALLLLLLLL!!! GUPTILL!!
Guptill, PPG!!! 3-1 !!!
GUPTILL ON THE PP
trails ND 2-1 with 13 to go in the 2nd
DeBlois!!!! 4-1 U-M!!!!
POUR IT ON BOYS!!
4-1 MICHIGAN!!!!!!!!!!!! DEBLOIS!!!!!!!!
Big assist to PDG there
We cannot be stopped!
It's a hockey thread tradition to do so. All of you, go back and posbang everything. Right now
this team is absolutely ROLLING right now...I officially have a 2010 like feeling about this team at the moment....if they play like this, they can beat ANYONE...GO BLUE!!!!!!!!!
Me and my friend would make fun of DeBlois when he was a freshman because he'd always get boarding calls. It was so frustrating. It's remarkable how much his game has matured and how much of a factor he is for this team. Really proud of the way he's matured.
Pour it on! 8:30 left in the 2nd
Let's abuse the new goalie, too.
holy hell, Michigan is destorying WMU in their own rink right now
Michigan is dominating Western, and it feels great.
Us scoring goals is like beating a dead horse, specifically a bronco
Just like the Saturday night game against Northern, Michigan is totally controlling in game 2 so far
WE WANT MOOOOOOOORRRREE GOALS!!!
Wow. Crazy CCHA run here.
Westerns defense was breaking down a bit but we couldnt get setup and capitalize
3-1 over MSU, 8 minutes to go in 2nd
Miami goal, 3-1 Redhawks.
Just think how bad some of us were feeling about this team just a month or so ago...especially after that Bowling Green game.
Yeah, I really wanted to stop watching U-M hockey.
Had tickets to that game but broke my arm playing indoor soccer so I missed it staying in the hospital for surgery. Listened to it on the radio. Rough night!
Mini breakaway and I think the guy just missed. Seemed to beat Racine but hit the side of the net
Ohio just took a 2-1 lead on Ferris, about 5:30 left.
Did the feed just cutout?
EDIT: again, a question that would be quickly resolved by my own doing.
Truth be told, I have no idea what else is going on in the college hockey world because I've had no desire to visit USCHO or CHN and see more articles titled "What is wrong with Michigan?? Part 11". I'd have to imagine we're the hottest or maybe 2nd
Again, not sure why. Seemed like it was after the play. PP Broncos
Edit: Unsportmanslike conduct...
Did they really just play Chelsea Dagger? They must die.
RIT 1, Niagra 1...Robert Morris 2, UConn 3...Mercyhurst 2, Holy Cross 1...Canisius 0, Air Force 0
Yale 2, St Lawrence 0...Brown 2, RPI 3...Quinnipiac6, Cornell 0...Union 3, Dartmouth 1
UNH 4, Providence 1...Merrimack 2, BU 1...Boston College 2, Vermont 0
Michigan Tech 0, North Dakota 0...Bemidji 0, Minnesota 0...Anchorage0, St Cloud1...Minn State 1, Omaha 0
puck was just out of his reach
WMU hits the post
A few good chances for Western but Racine stood tall
Andas I type that HUGE SAVE BY RACINE. Had a guy all a lone in front of him and stoned him
BEautiful play by Moffatt to get the assist. 5-1!!
Guptil!!!!! 5-1 !!!!!
a lot of big big saves tonight. Ones that I fully expected to go in on several occaisions
Guptill, you beautiful beast.
my God what a period...lol
Epic period. Racine was amazing and the team dominated Western except for a few short bursts here and there
Now that's the kind of 2nd period we like!
My God, what a period. THAT is how you play a second period! They not only survived the 2nd, they thrived. Need an even better 3rd period. Michigan will win this game.
Ohio State 2, Ferris State 1...very close to the 2nd intermission
Notre Dame 2, Bowling Green 1...2nd period
Miami 3, Michigan State 1...2nd intermission
In periods in which I wore my blue jersey, Western outscored us 3-1
In periods in which I wore my maize jersey, we've outscored them 7-1
Sticking to the maize jersey from here on out
Quinnipiac has more goals (9)...than Cornell has shots (7)
7 goals on 17 shots for Quinnipiac
I thought Michigan had a good second period, Quinnipac scored 7 in theirs....
For Yost west
Bronco exodus in progress
even if bball manages to draw Auburn Hills, I'm headed to the Joe next Saturday. This team deserves a packed house of Michigan fans.
I spent $150 back when basketball was 20-1 on Auburn Hills regional tickets...not regretting that decision at all
Dude....WHY would you do that? You realize you can get them on stubhub the day before the game cheaper right? NCAA is practically begging people to attend second and third round games since they haven't been drawing shite for years.
with the possibility of both Michigan and Michigan State playing in Auburn Hills, I wasn't sure how easy the tickets were going to be to get. I also didn't see the currentl slump coming. I have never been to a Michigan NCAA tournament game and I thought it was a good idea
still might be, but yeah...and 6 games for 150 isn't a bad deal either, its the fact Michigan might not be there which is causing me to hate myself
You may be right that, in general, 2nd round tickets are easy to come by.
3rd round tickets routinely go for above face value (when I went to Kansas City in 2009 my friends, who didn't buy in advance, got 2nd round for very cheap, but had to pay above face to get the second game against Oklahoma). Throw in the fact that one of (maybe both!) MSU and Michigan will be playing in the backyard of several tens of thousands of alums and millions of fans, then yeah, that Saturday session will be a pretty expensive ticket.
even if bball manages to draw Auburn Hills, I'm headed to the Joe next Saturday. This team deserves a packed house of Michigan fans.
Why make it an either/or? They both deserve a packed house.
Lets really open up peoples' eyes.
This is just....wow. I love this team right now. Usually I prefer low scoring games because it makes writing goal-by-goal analysis posts quicker but I'd be perfectly ok with more goals. Pour it on.
Bowling Green ties up Notre Dame...2-2
Roughing on Laporte(?). 14:23 left in the 3rd
should be one of those or they link to each other
You'd probably do just fine to walk up to the box office next Saturday.
If Ferris can get past Ohio I'll do just that next weekend.
which i precisely what I want right now. Alotta nothing happening at the moment
Thanks for the updates, keep em coming.
I was wondering if those helped anyone or if I was just doing a play-by-play to myself
No, I'm stuck watching 20/20 with my wife and can't listen/follow anything but my phone app. Definitely helping me out if not anyone else. Thanks again
Damn, crosschecking on us.
Cross-checking on...I dunno. But Western powerplay upcoming
6x4 powerplay. Daring move, but necessary I'd think if they want to win
Puck out of play. Wide open net but it got deflected
Per box score it was Lee Moffie.
No good chances thus far for Western
Ohio still leads Ferris 2-1, 12 to go in the 3rd.
Doesn't feel like we're down 2 men. Penalty over. Broncos still have the net empty I think.
Nope their goalie comes flying in now
Neutral zone draw
WHAT?! Back on PK.
they lead 4-1 with 10 to go in te 3rd
I don't know what happened again. I'm just going to say gongshow and call it good
I'd expect the Broncos to pull the goalie again and go 6x4
Too many men.
blasting the officials right now hahahaha
1:40 left in the pp...
1:00 left in the pp, nothing yet
Really surprised Western can't get anything setup here. They do have 2 more guys after all
Again, yay, PK!
Killed another 6x4 penalty. Very impressive except I think Western just looked more flaccid than we did awesome
4:13 left in the game. This one's looking just about over right now. Lawson Library at the moment
that may have clinched the series since there is only 4 minutes left
still beautifully boring
Never have I been so glad to be so bored listening to a hockey game. Now let's conquer The Joe.
and their time left in the CCHA. Peace out Lunatics
barring epic collapse
One of my favorite posts of the night haha
1:35 to go
I plan on doing another forum topic after all the games go final tonight in conference...I will have game summaries and playoff scenarios for Joe Louis once we figure out everything tonight...
I'm taking a nap, dreaming of the Joe
Inside of a minute
11 minutes from advancing to Joe Louis
Cross-checking. 0:32 left
Penalty call. :P
As long as your team is winning big.
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOIN TO THE JOE!!!!!
WHOOOO! thanks for the play by play, see everyone at the joe!
INVISINBLE NINJAS KILLED WITH FIST PUMPS. LET'S WIN THE FUCKING JOE!
BRONCOS BUSTED!!! HOW SWEEP IT IS!!! EIGHT WINS IN A ROW!!!!!!!!
a ton of good shots from Western but Racine stopped all but one. He looks so much more composed than he did earlier this year
4-1 final in Oxford, they'll play tomorrow.
4-3 ND late. Bryan Rust with 2 more goals, having a huge weekend.
2-1 OSU with about a minute left.
EDIT: OSU ENG, 3-1, they will also play a game 3 tomorrow evening.
Notre Dame holds off a late BGSU PP, wins 4-3.
So two games tomorrow.
Ferris plays Ohio State. Sparty plays Miami.
If Miami wins, we get them regardless of the Ferris/OSU outcome. If Sparty wins, we get the Ferris/OSU winner. We cannot play ND until the final.
Finally. We finally shut those SOBs up. Those annoying little shits from western who have nothing in their trophy case, have finally been put in their place.
We're almost there guys. Just get 2 more wins.
If we get "The Dynasty" I hope we punch them in the mouth just like in 2010's semis. I remember it like it was yesterday, jumping and yelling around my apartment on North campus.
I remember it so well too. I was there in the upper bowl with the rest of the student section and the band. It was awesome
I still want revenge for the 2010 NCAAs in Fort Wayne. I still get upset when I think about that.
Well this was unexpected. Go Blue!
Gonna be a great day for celebration tomorrow! Raise a pint for young Trouba & his wish-come-true!
To get home to read this thread, as I am gassing up for the happy trip home from Lawson. WHAT A GREAT GAME by RACINE and the whole MEEEECHIGAN HOCKEY TEAM!!!
I'll start working on the highlights, here's a quick recap: http://centericehockey.us/content/western-michigan-saturday-recap
Rubbing it in..
I thought last night was bad but tonight was absolutely pathetic. It's pretty bad when the one pocket of Michigan fans, which was basically one whole section, was louder than their student section. Some home ice advantage.
Thanks for the running updates. Had to watch the boy to give the wife a sanity break evening. Being able to read through this thread is just as good as listening/watching. Thanks to all, especially Gordon Berenson.
I'm down to beat up WMU for the forseeable future. They are a good instate rival.
to Gordon Berenson for his PBP job on this thread...I really enjoyed reading thru this thread last night and this morning after going up to Kalamazoo for that big Michigan victory last night.
And now it's time to take over The Joe next weekend...