Michigan Hockey ‘17-18, Game #32: Michigan 1, Notre Dame 0

Michigan Hockey ‘17-18, Game #32: Michigan 1, Notre Dame 0

Submitted by NastyIsland on February 18th, 2018 at 8:49 PM

(James Coller/MGoBlog)

Captain Calderone with his signature snipe [Jamer Coller]

OFFENSE

 

Corsi

House

Possession %

First Period

26 13 57%

Second Period

19 7 59%

Third Period

18 8 34%

Overtime

n/a n/a n/a

TOTAL

63 28 48%

Analysis: Michigan’s forecheck has been great throughout the weekend and it was on display again in the first period. They did not let Notre Dame out of their zone very often and created a number of solid chances.

Looking at their numbers overall, this is a great offensive performance. They took a lot of attempts and got into the House area for almost half of them. There is a reason that Cale Morris is a Hobey candidate, as was evident this evening. Michigan could have had a few more goals with as many good looks as they had, but Morris stole the show. For their lone goal, Dancs forced a DZTO on the boards, Marody dished to Calderone, and Calderone sniped one just off of Morris’s glove and into the net, therby concluding the scoring.

[After THE JUMP: anatomy of a sweep]

Michigan Hockey ‘17-18, Game #31: Michigan 4, Notre Dame 2

Michigan Hockey ‘17-18, Game #31: Michigan 4, Notre Dame 2

Submitted by NastyIsland on February 16th, 2018 at 11:24 PM

Ah, finishing goals. [Bill Rapai]

OFFENSE

 

Corsi

House

Possession %

First Period

18 9 62%

Second Period

11 5 48%

Third Period

4 1 14%

Overtime

n/a n/a n/a

TOTAL

33 15 41%

Analysis: Michigan started this game on fire. They created multiple OMRs right off the bat and put the puck in the net twice in the opening period. Hughes ripped a shot and Winborg deflected it behind Morris. Then Dancs found the puck off of a DZTO and beat Morris short side–Morris’s only soft goal of the four. Michigan was able to get deep in the House area all period and could have had a three or four goal lead after the first. Then, it slowwwwed wayyyyyy dowwwwn.

The penalty-fest in the second kept even strength play very similar. Calderone was able to poke home a garbage goal after James Sanchez drew a lot of attention in the slot. In the third, Michigan went full Sparty and registered a 4(1). But, as Sparty would, they scored on their only House chance, as Nick Pastujov picked up a pick in the neutral zone and found his brother across the crease to give M a 4-2 lead.

Tonight is a night that we remember to put Corsi in context. Michigan played very defensively–and rightly so-in the third. The Irish also turned up the pressure, as they needed a couple of goals. The numbers were low, but the offense was fine in context tonight. Plus, they finished chances! WOO!

[After THE JUMP: a couple unbelievable even-strength stats and woop yep probably just cursed them]

Kevin Johnson: The Story Behind the .gif

Kevin Johnson: The Story Behind the .gif

Submitted by MGoBender on February 8th, 2013 at 8:34 PM

In the style of

Yankees Fans: The Stories Behind the Gif

Kevin Johnson arrived in Ann Arbor in the fall of 2007. The first athletic event he attended would forever shape the rest of his 6 years on the University of Michigan campus. Kevin found himself jumping up and down with joy on a typical Ann Arbor fall Saturday afternoon as Mario Manningham was dragged down after receiving a 46-yd pass from Chad Henne in what assuredly was going to be the key in avoiding an embarrassment of epic proportions. When Mountaineer Corey Lynch blocked the would-be game winning field goal, every Wolverine fan was stunned. Kevin, however, fell into a deep depression.

Kevin would go on to attend Michigan football and basketball games with regularity. The 2008 return to the NCAA tournament was just a slight reprieve from what was a year of routine disappointment for Kevin. By sophomore year, Kevin attempted to live the life of a regular UM student. Kevin settled on a political science major, hung out with friends and held down a campus job. Still, the pain from the Horror of 2007 stuck with Kevin. By the time graduation came in 2011, Kevin was at a loss. His inability to move past the Horror resulted in his girlfriend dumping him.  After failed internship interview after failed internship interview, Kevin decided that grad school was his only choice.

In the fall of 2011, Kevin enrolled in Law School with a renewed vigor and things started to look up. Michigan football exceeded expectations in Brady Hoke’s first year and Kevin began dating Annie – who he quickly fell in love with. The following summer was full of promise, though Kevin still worried – was he past the unmentionable start to his college career? As the penultimate semester concluded Kevin’s life again was thrown into shambles. After an intense outburst following Michigan’s loss to Ohio State, Annie left Kevin, saying she could never date a man who put a sports team ahead of his girlfriend. Parents and friends warned Kevin of his impending massive debt and grim career prospects in the law field. The malaise returned, with no end in sight.

Still, Kevin kept going to athletic events. On February 5, 2013 Kevin witnessed the unthinkable – a Michigan basketball program cement itself as the nation’s top team. After six tumultuous years, it was suddenly worth it. As if the heavens said “All your travails have been for this moment. Enjoy it, my son.” Kevin would walk home on air that night, proudly wearing his banana suit. There was nothing in the world that could hold him back.

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Feel free to add the stories of the other characters in what will be the greatest story told on MGoBlog since the Naked Banner Guy.

Interpretation of OSU fan response

Interpretation of OSU fan response

Submitted by Jivas on June 9th, 2011 at 12:42 PM

I commented in another thread where I made this analogy, but I'd like to take it further.

As I read the response from a significant chunk of the OSU fanbase over the last few days, all that sprung to mind was this....

Chappelle's Show - Celebrity Jury Trial Selection

(Sorry, don't know how to embed).

Here is my interpretation of Buckeye fans as Chappelle:

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Us: "You know, Tressel has been accused of this more than once."

Them: "So?!  Some people say cucumbers taste better pickled."

Us: "Huh?"

Them: "What?"

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Us: "So, what exactly would it take for you to believe that Tressel knew of these improprieties?

Them: "If there was video of Tressel watching Pryor receive cash from Dennis Talbott in exchange for autographed goods ... and Talbott was holding up 2 forms of government ID ... and then Tressel was over at Fine Line Ink watching Pryor hand over stolen goods, then supervising while Pryor received a new tattoo ... with Devier Posey and Boom Herron in the background smoking blunts and playing XBox, someone from Eleven Warriors there taking notes ... and with Ted Sarniak there to confirm Pryor's identity."

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Us: "Can you at least acknowledge that Tressel more than likely knew what was happening?"

Them: "I'm sorry, sir.  My buckeye-ness won't allow me to admit that."

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Note: I believe that last quote came from a different Chappelle skit.  Oh well.

OT: Alaska Hockey Pre-Game Video featured on Sports Show

OT: Alaska Hockey Pre-Game Video featured on Sports Show

Submitted by wingedsig on May 11th, 2011 at 12:42 AM

An Epic RichRod Glare

An Epic RichRod Glare

Submitted by MGoShoe on November 5th, 2010 at 4:13 PM

I've been waiting for this ever since I saw this tweet last night from Tom Leyden of WXYZ:

TomLeyden The glare Rich Rodriguez directed at Drew Sharp today when Drew asked Brandon if Rich might be fired was one for the ages. #Michigan

Leyden has now delivered the goods, and they're good.

TomLeyden The glare from #Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez to Drew Sharp when Drew asked if Rich might be fired. http://twitpic.com/346dlg

That glare is Lloyd Carr-esque. I wonder if that's what he means by Hard Edge? Nice suit/tie combo as well.