Sipping on a vodka tonic watching the Ohio game on the DVR waiting for this to start. Oh, how I love my DVR. This Denard guy is fun to watch.
U-M Hockey @ MSU Open Thread
Go Blue!!!! Getting psyched!!
Is there an online stream for this game?
Anyone got a link? Wiziwig has a stream torrent, but no flash. First Row doesn't have any college hockey streams. Appreciate it.
Go Blue, Beat State!
where can I find the wiziwig stream? I'm not seeing it in the 'NCAA hockey' section.
I can't seem to connect, even with stream torrent installed :(
It says the channel is offline, do you get the picture?
I'm on a Mac which doesn't work with stream torrent, so I don't know what to say. I've never used Stream Torrent. I wish I could be of more help.
I'm listening to the radio and using my imagination.
I've been able to load the stream torrent. It took longer than most other Stream torrents but it's been good for me ever since it loaded.
It shocks me that there isn't a more consistent pirated stream of BTN, like there are for the ESPNs of the world.
I'm digging this tenor on the national anthem. I hope he's performing that without a mike like real opera singers.
Because I was on the phone talking about purses, of all things. Fucking Valentine's Day...
Proper color coordination always comes at a premium, not to mention the finer points of accessorizing. Such a pain for date nights.
I bought one today and word seems to have gotten out to my family and one of megangoblue's girlfriends, and they wanted pictures. Also, I was trying to figure out if the brand was still on the same "level" as some of the others I was looking at, so the conversation took more than a second.
Good start. MSU seemed to be tripping over themselves in their own zone.
And as I type it, we turn it over in our own zone as well.
Nice hit, De Blois, in front of our net!
Wings on TV, M on radio.
It sounds like Michigan is pretty much dominating.
Wings looking good as well; I don't think Anaheim has spent any time in the offensive zone in the first 3+ minutes.
I would say we're dominating in terms of puck possession, but not alot of quality chances. Both teams seem to have a case of butterhands, errr, buttersticks I guess.
"Buttersticks" sounds like a good thing to me. I would like to have buttersticks.
Also Anaheim went on a PP right when I posted so I ate that one.
Do these BTN guys know how to operate a camera and/or how hockey works? I've already yelled "NO the puck is over there!" 3 or 4 times
Glad tomorrow night's game is on FSD.
Yeah, it's been pretty bad. But in their defense, they do about about 3-4 games a year it seems. Looking forward to seeing more games on TV with the BTHC
our radio guys just said that the BTN announcers are watching/doing commentary in Chicago.
Derp. You would think they would sync the the audio/video and then deliver it to the relay. Say what you will about ESPN, but they are light years ahead of the BTN in terms of production.
Maybe this is just be being a "I know things about hockayyy" douche, but I wish they would pan out farther for all games. I feel like the game would be much easier to explain to the girlfriend or whoever, and would also flow better when you can watch a guy backchecking on a 2-1 or whatever.
The NHL is a little better about letting you see the ice, but they're still too close for a big part of the game, IMO.
This picture is in front of my (old) house. It gave us a much needed good chuckle upon seeing it after the game.
Has Tim Buttery been at MSU for 8 years?
I thought the same thing. I still remember when yost did "Buuuuu-tteryyy Buuuuu-tteryyyy" like 4 or 5 years ago
Have a similar feeling about Palmisano (sp?). I feel like they should be organizing their graduating class' golden anniversary instead of playing.
Leave Hunwick alone you filthy bastards!
My setup is something I've never done, and so I'm going to brag about it: Michigan on TV, Wings stream on one computer, and (U of) Detroit basketball on another computer, with mgoblog on the side.
Unfortunately, it means I really can't pay attention to anything well. And inconveniently, both hockey games went to commercial at the same time.
Unfortunately, it means I really can't pay attention to anything well
Greatness requires sacrifice
Anaheim up 1-0 on the Wings 1:56 1st.
I wonder if going to a different PP formation would do anything. STAEE is damn good on the PK and very disciplined (of all things). We're doing nothing with a man advantage.
They're pretty aggressive but not enough to get themselves out of position too bad. If we pass really well like we were on that last try, we'll probably get a few really good chances. A mistake could easily result in a short handed breakaway though if we turn it over at the blue line (...obviously)
Yeah. Very aggressive. Just need to be patient and make the smart passes. Eventually, we should find an opening.
It's their wingers that are making life difficult, they're big and know what they're doing, and they look good at the transition game. In this fans humble opinion, we need to get the winger off of the umbrella formation and put him down closer to the hashes and hope Merril can get something going with a little more space.
End of 1st, 0-0 at Munn.
Wings equalize 1-1
which team that I don't believe is actually good has the best chance to make the frozen four?
stream torrent working beautifully
and i got the wings game on too
The best part about watching streams is seeing the behind-the-scenes production. I'm watching Larry Murphy to get ready to go on air.
Sure would be nice to get a quick Kate Upton coming out of the Kate Uptown. Keep throwing the Kate Uptown at the Kate Uptown and we're bound to score.
Kate Upton, sir, Kate Upton.
Abdelkader gets the goal for the Wings. My favorite Spartan. Hopefully he will be the only Spartan to score tonight!
for anybody needing the wings game on the net
BTN is showing a documentary on the Michigan Solar Car Team's recent trip to the World Solar Championships in Australia. For those of you who have read about the team on mgoblog or seen them around it will be a good way to see whats involved in solar car racing and why Michigan is one of the bests teams in the world at it. So celebrate a Michigan victory while watching Quantum race in Australia or (in the very unlikely case of a Michigan loss) enjoy watching Michigan dominate in a sport where State can't come close to competing against us.
He did what he needed to do and took the shot away, good move Chiasson.
Can we laugh at Staee blasting All-American Rejects in "the Library"?
We're looking a little sloppy. It's making me nervous
In other news, megangoblue hits the bench after pitching a solid season opener. Up 7-0 on Alabama State in the bottom of the sixth, her stat line is pretty good (especially for a season opener):
5IP 4H 0R on 0ER. 2BB 3SO
The next game in the double-header is against one team involved in The Horror. Hint: it's not Michigan. I've asked every softball player I've spoken with to show no mercy. Eff those guys (or girls in this case).
Their genetic line must be stopped in its tracks.
But I agree with the sentiment.
Sniper strikes again!!
that was hot stuff. textbook
1-0 Blue. We want more goals!
Do we want moooore goals? I think so.
Ha! Suck or Sparty 1-0
So I haven't gotten to watch many games this year since I live in St. Louis [but have listened to every game on the radio], and seeing #3 (Chiasson, I think?) got me really excited for a half-second thinking Scooter got another year of eligibility. Alas, it isn't to be. I do thoroughly enjoy watching this team though
Hunwick is so ridiculous sometimes.
Come on Merrill, you're better than that. Don't let them get behind you.
Great defensive play and a great feed for a big scoring chance.
And then they use the possession gained to score.
How did that one get in!! WOOOOOOOO!!!!!
KEEP IT GOING BOYZZZZZZZZ
Lynch! Wow just sloppy play by State. I'll take it
We still want more goals, though.
I imagine that's how someone smoking a pipe in a big leather chair by a fireplace would do the goal chant.
We have two goals. However. We still want more goals
Excuse me for saying this, goaltender, but your porousness is problematic. One could even be inclined to blame you for any misfourtune caused by the aforementioned problem.
Of course, as soon as I type this MSU scores, this wasn't directed at you, Mr. Hunwick!
thinks he's a sparty coed. Five hole goal.
What a difference a period makes. Our play looks so much more coherent in the 2nd. Side note, I am really not looking forward to the increase in hockey games on BTN. The announcing is HORRIBLE. Capital letters necessary for emphasis.
It is nice to watch on tv for us out-of-towners though
Wish the BTN delay wasn't so long, seeing what I just heard (radio) 5 seconds ago is weird.
Clear that green & white trash from our net!!
Dammit, then they score.
Hunwick never saw it
He's good. I hate him. But would like him on our team
Gotta open this game back up. Time to recover. Next few minutes are critical.
Let's do what we did to Miami. Allow a soft-ish goal, then score right away and take all the momentum
Would love that. 3rd goal is always huge. Would love to make it less so
End of 2nd, 2-1 the righteous cause.
Repping smart people everywhere, Harvard alum Jeremy Lin has 18 points with two minutes left in the first half against the Lakers. He just had a sick spinning drive for a layup. Games on ESPN if you don't know what to watch during intermission.
Fuck, Spartan PP goal
let's not choke this one away
Neither of those goals were even particularly good chances. Just wristers. It looked like the 2nd just straight up beat hunwick
We look stiff / hesistant / rattled
Weak ass penalty for State
another MSU powerplay. Tripping on Deblois
We are playing like crap right now
Shit we're falling apart fast
Sheeesh, Fuck MSU.
I think we are missing Chris Brown tonight. Still not out of it by any means
Special teams catastrophe.
We have certainly choked this one away
Where are all those folks who spent all week talking about how we'd easily sweep the weekend?
Strange things happen in Munn. We're bearing witness right now.
MSU is playing way more confident than us. We're sleepwalking and MSU is attacking
We're not getting much of a rush or solid zone play. Since their goal ahead we haven't had a quality chance
Just about halfway through the 3rd, MSU up 3-2 for any mobile users.
talk about an emotions killer
MSU is like 14-3 when scoring 3 or more goals, we're like undefeated when leading after 2 periods. Something gonna give, hopefully it's them
And here comes 10 minutes of mind-numbing trap hockey.
I leave for a few minutes, and it's 3-2?
Just go out and keep working. Good things will happen. Go Blue.
ferris state and western both won also
Chiasson is playing a terrible game and Merrill is having one of the worst games i've ever seen him play.
Another MSU PP, haven't shown a replay yet
And we take another penalty.
Another penalty kill for Michigan. They're shelling our capital city.
That penalty doesn't help.
I swear every 5 minutes the wings and wolverines are getting called for penalties... not cool
Who the hell says C-Bar over or C-Bar down? That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard
i was just thinking the same thing about the comparison of the wolverines to the red wings tonight
This feels like a typical road game. We're playing decently well but we got rattled and let in a few lame goals. Let's get the equalizer
"Dancing in the Dark" by Bruce Springsteen. DJ Predigested does it again.
About 5 minutes left, we kill the MSU PP
I would just love to force OT. Nothing wrong with getting a point against a quality team on the road.
It would've been sweet to have Brown tonight
id be cool with 1 tonight, 3 tomorrow , and a ND win, that way we gain a pt on ferris
Penalty on MSU. Let's go guys
Meh, that's a weak call, but I'll take it?
Michigan on the PP. Better double-fasten your helmet.
There we go. Elbowing on MSU. We'll see how this goes since MSU's PK has been awesome tonight
On replay: make up call for the roughing on PDG earlier?
i am not feeling you
The Gong Show that is CCHA officiating continues...
Last 2 minutes
How is that not a penalty? Cross-checking a guy in the back through the goalie?
How many times has Michigan shot it straight into a State player? I would say a lot
47.4 seconds. Let's go!
Empty net Michigan
Didn't realize you could do that in the NCAA. In USA Hockey, you have to inform the referee of your timeout before the first one expires.
Fuck all of the things.
3-2 bad guys final.
And that's the game...fucking A
Get em tomorrow
gave this one away
hate to say it like that but we did
This sucks, but stay tuned, there's a documentary about our Solar Car Team right after this on BTN.
I followed the Solar Car race from Austrailia on a live feed when they were having the fairing problems and were not sure how close/far they were to Nuon. The fairing problems did them in as far as catching up to Nuon and Tokei. But, National Champions and third place in the world is nothing to sneeze at.
BTW, the Michigan car the ran this year looks even better than the one in the picture which is a year or two old.
Heading to JLA tomorrow, hope to see a good showing. We need a split.
Well, we have nobody to blame for this one but ourselves. Did not keep the intensity up in the 3rd period. Took a couple dumb penalties as well.
I will say I was impressed with the MSU defense tonight. They played us tight and blocked quite a few shots and passes. Getting another scoring threat back tomorrow will help alot. Let's win one at the Joe!!
I think our effort sunk to the quality of the broadcast/crowd. BTN + Munn = total lack of soul.
Damn, give credit to MSU, but they also benefitted from our Top Line being broken up and a couple lucky bounces near the end. We'll get em tomorrow
I'm going to complain about something too. They have shown the MSU national championship two weekends in a row. Do they not have fucking game film of the 1996 or 98 championship? I would love to see it.
I love blowing leads to Michigan State. So awesome. Awesome possum
He'd probably say "Pass the caviar."
Just think, we have to put up with this shit TV network for a long time whose commentators make a CSPAN program seem exciting.
I'm going to the game to tomorrow. And sure enough, the next two games are going to be on BTN. No wonder the Canadians look down on us when we lackluster hacks like that calling games.
As for the game, Michigan has always had trouble in that cavernous dump known as munn.
Michigan still leads the season series 2-1-1. Michigan also won the most important game between the teams this season. If you have any questions, look up at the championship banner at JLA.
Michigan will win tomorrow.