3 western beat 4 miami 6-2 earlier today in the first CCHA Playoff Semifinal. miami was on a parade to the penalty box, all game long.
2 Michigan will play 11 bowling green later on at 8:05pm on FSN+ Detroit.
Michigan has to win tonight. Most important thing.
I think this a good situation that Michigan is playing bowling green while there are two good teams beating up on each other.
Anyone who takes bowling green lightly, is a fool. I learned last year that past games and records don't matter in these Playoffs.
Why would this ever be considered OT?
You're right. I figured this could be OT since Michigan isn't playing now, but no big deal.
This game between miami and western is the battle of schools with douchebag fans.
miami: A team that just showed up. They just won their first playoff title last year, two Frozen Four appearances in 2009 & 2010 which they blew both shots. Not much of a history at all before that in terms of success. Their coach is a whiny little snot and their fans are pompous and think they have an elite program. Sure, they have a great team and have had good teams recently. But they don't have the history nor the success that programs like Michigan, minnesota, north dakota etc. have.
western: Program that hasn't won ZIP since their one and only championship of any kind, a CCHA playoff title in 1986. Their fans too are pompous fools who think that one CCHA Playoff Semifinal win over top-seed Michigan last season makes them an elite program.
I hope this game is 1-0 in 4OTs.
Literally looks and sounds like there are very little people there.
That would be accurate. Non-UM-MSU games never draw.
western scores. They lead 1-0 with 12:04 in the 1st period. It's practically a home game for western......for now
miami goes on a power play.
EDIT: western just killed it.
miami on the powerplay again. Did miami even bring ANYONE? I see a small group of miami fans every now and then but that's it.
Complete breakdown on the PP by miami which results in western going the other way for the shorthanded goal.
western now leads 2-0 in the 1st period.
Thanks for the updates! Keep em comin!
As the miami powerplay expires, they chip the puck in for a goal.
western leads 2-1 with 1:50 left in the 1st period.
At the end of the 1st period: 3 western leads 4 miami 2-1. western leads SOG 14-5.
I don't like western's fans, but I'll give em props for this. They were chanting "worst state ever" when miami scored. Good for them.
northerns hate Michigan, westerns are on the other side of the state so they usually don't like Michigan. EMU is down the street so they're a friend and central is 80/20 Michigan.
northerns and westerns is a term coined by Al Randall, so that wasn't a spelling error.
As a Wolverine originally from the Zoo, I'm obviously biased in Western's favor, but I've seen quite a few Michigan shirts walking the campus, and I've never had a problem with their fans except for a few thinking they originally created our hockey cheers (then again, many of our fans think we created our hockey cheers, so I can't be too picky).
western scores a power play goal early in the 2nd period.
western leads 3-1.
western scores and goes up 4-1 on the powerplay with 10:13 left in the 2nd.
miami doesn't even look like they want to be there. Their goalie is getting the gate.
Really hate that Miami team!
WMU up 4-1. They've chased Knapp and now they have a 5-on-3. Wow.
Denver and UMD in OT. Wow.
I've been keeping an eye on it. Looked like DU would roll over and die after UMD tied it, but DU got a PP to start OT (completely deserved, great play by Zucker that could've earned a penalty shot) and peppered Reider. First five of oT were great.
And now double ot. I'm at the game and I need it to end soon so I can atleast watch the first half of Michigan and Ohio before the late game between north Dakota and Minnesota.
You can always duck out. A local restaurant will have both games on tv.
3 western leads 4 miami 4-1 after 2 periods.
western on a 5-on-3 for 40 seconds.
miami is back to their dirty ways when they are getting their butt kicked. miami gets another penalty on a hit to the head. miami gets a 5-minute major.
Denver and UMD going to double OT.
miami scores a shorthanded goal with 9:14 left in the game.
They trail 4-2.
western scores to go up 5-2 with 8:44 left.
Haven't seen it asked yet, so, any online video streaming of the hockey game for those of us who are cableless? I know it's FSD+ so I'm not holding my breath.
And Denver wins.
western scores with under 6 left to go up 6-2. miami has over 25 minutes worth of penalty minutes.
Yesssss!!!! I think if we win tonight, we've pretty much got the #2 overall nailed down, no?
I'm more focused on winning championships so I'm not really into the whole seeding situation. I hope they get a 1 seed, but either way, I think this team will make another great run in the NCAA Tournament.
BGSU-WMU? I like our chances. Still need to show up and play our game but those are both very winnable.