Michigan - Minnesota: Open Thread

Submitted by Sac Fly on February 15th, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Huge game in the Big Ten standings tonight with Minnesota trying to pull away and Ohio State looking to jump into 2nd place. Michigan State sits at 19 points, one behind the Wolverines. The game is on FSD.

 

Forwards

Di Giuseppe-Compher-DeBlois

Motte-Copp-Kile

Nieves-Hyman-Moffatt

Selman-Lynch-Allen

 

Defense

Downing-Bennett

Clare-Sinelli

De Jong-Serville

 

Goalies

Racine

Nagelvoort

 

Audio

Comments

gwkrlghl

February 15th, 2014 at 9:00 PM ^

He's been working hard and I think has been the clear #3 creator on offense only behind Copp and Compher. The goals haven't been going in for him like the others but he's making plays and creating offense for us

enlightenedbum

February 15th, 2014 at 9:42 PM ^

Pretty even game, to be honest.  Both teams pretty sloppy in their own end (us)/the neutral zone (them), Gophers doing a slightly better job of converting.  Our special teams are better than theirs, for what that's worth.

gwkrlghl

February 15th, 2014 at 10:20 PM ^

Motte is close behind but not getting quite the same production. Hyman tries hard but seems snake-bit

Everyone else on the top few lines is just underperforming frankly. Boo, PDG, Guptill, Moffatt, etc. Don't know what their deal is but they're useless most of the time. Sometimes I wonder if Guptill even wants to be here anymore (my guess is no)

alnike

February 15th, 2014 at 10:13 PM ^

Consider these two NHL Draft picks! Both in the second round

Boo Nieves has not scored in 22 or so games, only 1on the year vs a weak RIT team
Phil DiGiseuppe has 1 in the last 16

Because of the lack of offense, there are no guaranteed wins like in the good ole days. Regularly lose exhibition games and colossal losses to RIT last year and at PSU this year.

Team 101

February 15th, 2014 at 10:04 PM ^

Either Minnesota is way better than we are or we cannot adjust to the Olympic size ice rink.  We had the same problem in Madison.  I'll be interested to see how we do next month when we get back to Yost.