February 12th, 2012 at 12:54 PM ^

At least there is a feed.  The past few seasons, i think that there has only been 3 or 4 games offered on streams and those are only due to the fact we made it to the MCLA semis and championships.  There was one game on ESPNU against Chapman (powerhouse in MCLA) but that was aired like 2 weeks after the game already was playes.


February 12th, 2012 at 1:23 PM ^

Yes, I am.  I assume you mean UDM's man-up opportunity, which amounted to nothing because UDM took an early shot and failed to back it up, U-M ran out the rest of it but gave up the goal shortly after.

2-2 now.

Edit: 3-2, Michigan with a goal 10 seconds before the end of the 1st.


February 12th, 2012 at 1:31 PM ^

First quarter impressions: Michigan up 3-2 after one and looking good in spots.  Nice feed for the third goal.  Playing solid defense against what's supposed to be a solid UDM squad offensively.  But you can also see why this team will struggle: faceoffs are about even against a team that's been absolutely worthless at the X, and the man-up chance didn't look good at all, no coordination or sense of urgency to attack.

4-2 score now with U-M converting a fast break chance.

Edit: always with the scoring exactly as I'm typing.  4-3.  This game started off slowly in the offense department but has a chance to be very high-scoring indeed.  Just to drive the point home, 4-4 now with a quick UDM goal off the faceoff.


February 12th, 2012 at 1:31 PM ^

Someone Im watching with didnt understand why UDM didnt try to score with 9.8 secs left in 1Q. When there's an EMO situation (extra man on -- meaning someone has a penalty) if you have possession at the end of the quarter you start the next quarter with the ball. If the ball is in the air or on the ground the next quarter begins with a faceoff.


February 12th, 2012 at 1:34 PM ^

Goal UDM, 5-4 Detroit.  Short-stick middie got beat badly on a run by the UDM middie.  (Can't tell who the players are, the resolution isn't good enough for that and there's no announcer, just video.)


February 12th, 2012 at 7:07 PM ^

Bucknell runs a 10 man all the time.  Almost beat Virginia last year (should have beaten them) in the quarters.  It can work at the D1 level.  Bucknell proves it.  I agree that it probably wouldn't be smart for Michigan to use it as much for now though with the athletic disadvantage they'll have this season.


February 13th, 2012 at 9:44 AM ^

I can.  It is their main ride.  They are known for it.  Watch the tape again.  They didn't use it as much against Virgina, but they used it.  They had success with it against some very good D1 teams last year, and I'd be shocked if they don't use it again this year.

A couple of articles referencing it:


note: did Coach Fedorjaka piss off a few coaches with his comments in that one or what?



See quote in third paragraph "entire second half"



February 12th, 2012 at 1:54 PM ^

Halftime and we're all tied up at 5.

Though only outscored by one, not a good half for Michigan.  Only one goal on a settled situation, the other, IMO coming from taking advantage of mistakes that better teams don't usually make.  Detroit exposed a weakness by attacking the SSDMs - didn't always score on it, but created chances.  Part of the Michigan offensive slowdown came from improved defense by UDM, though, including one very, very nice save by Titan goalie Levell.  Michigan got killed on faceoffs in the 2nd, though, which just can't happen against Detroit, by far one of the worst faceoff teams in the nation.