U-M Hockey vs Western - Mason Cup Open Thread

Submitted by I Bleed Maize N Blue on March 17th, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Let's Go Blue!  Beat Western, win the Gongshow!  Hopefully the guys got a good rest after going to 2OT to beat BG.  Fortunately, the second OT was very short.

7:35 PM ET on FSD (or FCSA elsewhere, per justingoblue)

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bklein09

March 17th, 2012 at 6:43 PM ^

I'm very excited for this game and hope that the boys come out and take care of business. 

Let's head into the tourney with as much momentum as possible!!!

BubbaBerenson

March 17th, 2012 at 7:32 PM ^

WingsNWolverines

March 17th, 2012 at 8:03 PM ^

We look tire or a little hesitant out there? Im seeing some things that have me a little worried. Missed shot opportunities, bad passes, turnovers. Could we be a little fatigued after last night? It shouldn't be that bad.

justingoblue

March 17th, 2012 at 8:14 PM ^

hockey is ridiculously exhausting, and they went past eleven last night (and damn near eighty minutes of play), only to be back at JLA sometime around three today.

There's a reason every coach on an episode of NHL36 is concerned with minutes played in the first game; imagine being a defenseman with forty minutes played last night. That's probably giving and receiving more than two-dozen hits, more shots taken than that, not to mention the emotional investment involved. It's not easy to bounce back immediately.

Bando Calrissian

March 17th, 2012 at 8:46 PM ^

They've got a hot goalie, a defensive scheme that is frustratingly good at blocking lanes and protecting their zone, we look tired and hesitant...  Just not looking like our night so far.

WingsNWolverines

March 17th, 2012 at 8:58 PM ^

Michigan is dead tired out there the passing isn't even at 80% right now they're struggling to get the puck up the ice we look flat out gassed. I'm hoping for a miracle but I don't think it's going to happen. Red's boys are beat.

UAUM

March 17th, 2012 at 9:13 PM ^

This will light a fire under them for the NCAA playoffs.

Hockey is such a psychological/momentum driven game, a good old fashion ass kicking can provide a productive reminder of what it takes to win it all.