Friday, March 2, 2018
#3 Michigan 6, #6 Wisconsin 5
[Note: numbers refer to BTT seeding]
UM 1 UW 0 EV 1:40 Assists: Marody & Cecconi
Cecconi puts some mustard on a backhanded clearing attempt and gets the puck out of Michigan’s defensive zone.
The puck stays more or less on the wall and looks like it’s about to be stopped by Tischke’s skates.
until it somehow gets through. You can see Marody locked onto the puck in the screencap above, and he’s in perfect position to pick it up and go once it gets past the UW skater. To Tischke’s credit, he makes the right move once the split second he realizes the puck is past him. He turns and moves to get into a position where he can take away Marody’s passing lane to his right.
That doesn’t mean Tischke’s actually able to take away said lane, though. Marody gets the pass through to Calderone, who’s perfectly aligned. This is extra dangerous for Wisconsin because Calderone is a right-handed shot, so he’s going to get the puck on his on hand.
It’s also extra dangerous because there aren’t many skaters at this level who can lift a puck from in tight like Calderone. This isn’t the closest to the net that I’ve seen him go top shelf this season, but it’s still impressive because he does it at full speed while allowing the puck to slide past the midpoint of his body to where he wants to shoot, slightly outside his frame to his right.
[Analysis of the other 743 goals after THE JUMP]