Friday, January 22, 2010

DU 3 WI 3 Final OT

Big Joe Colborne scored a power play goal just past the halfway mark of the 1st period to give DU the 1-0 lead. Wisconisn controlled most of the play for the first 10 minutes and then DU got their legs under them. Marc Cheverie made some nice saves early. Wisconsin hit the pipe early in the game and the goal light went on. The review showed it clearly hit the pipe.

No scoring in the 2nd period. DU killed off all of Wisconsin's power plays and Cheverie was solid.

Kyle Ostrow tipped one in the Badger net to make it 2-0 DU early in the 3rd period. Blake Geoffrion scored a power play goal for Wisconsin on a tip in in front of Chevy 5 minutes into the 3rd period to cut DU's lead to one. Michael Davies tied the game at 2 on a nice shot with just over 12 minutes remaining. Blake Geoffrion then gavs the Badgers a 3-2 lead near the midway mark of the period. Anthony Maiani tied the score at 3 with 2 minutes left in the 3rd. That sent the game into overtime.

An exciting overtime in which both teams had multiple chances to win it but the game ended in a 3-3 tie. DU was able to put 4 shots on goal in the OT and blocked a couple of Badger shots that never made it to the goal. Good game by both teams. DU stays in 2nd in the WCHA, 1 point behind UMD with a game in hand. CC is in 3rd 1 point behind DU, SCSU is in 4th 2 points behind and Wisconsin is in 5th place 3 points behind. CC has played 2 more games than DU. With Miami tying Alaska-Fairbanks last night, DU and Miami stay tied for 1st in the Pairwise.

Box Score




14 comments:

puck Swami said...

Pios had some nice plays tonight, but UW outworked Denver for most of the game. The Pios were lucky to tie it, but Denver looked good in the OT and hopefully they can match UW's intensity tomorrow night.

Getting only 23 shots isn't going to win many hockey games.

Twister said...

Agree. I thought the Badgers looked like the stronger team. DU should be happy with the point. Having said that, I can't believe DU couldn't bury one of those chances in OT. Exciting game.

achsdu17 said...

I posted this by accident in the wrong thread.

This was a bitter/sweet tie tonight. I thought DU deserved to lose this game on the fact that we blew a 2 goal lead and plane and simple I thought Wisconsin outplayed us for most of the game. What's at least good about it is that we tied it up late and I do feel we stole a point we didn't deserve. Let's just hope DU puts out a much better effort tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Do we get Wrenn and Ryder back for tomorrow night?

Amy said...

Yeah. They only had to serve 1 game suspensions.

Pioneers04 said...

FYI, Ostrow's goal was #3 On Sports Center's Top 10 last night.

vizoroo said...

Now I have to check out Sports Center avoiding the squeaky shoes they have on all day.

Anonymous said...

http://espn.go.com/blog/sportscenter/post/_/id/25829/sc-fridays-top-plays

Sports center link.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was a pretty good game, though the Badgers did have an overall edge. Big, huge, goal by Maiani....

Anonymous said...

DU played a good road game,but took a break for 5 minutes.They also also misfired on at least a couple of grade A scoring chances. If anyone thought going into the Kohl Center was gonna be easy you're kidding yourselves. Bucky is a very solid hockey club.

Puck Swami said...

DU only mustered 23 shots in three periods and the overtime last night, and with a 3 goal per game offense that we have, that is not usually going to be enough shots to get you a win, especially on the road.

I'd like to see DU get 30-35 shots night and work harder in all three zones. I never mind getting beat when the team is working as hard as they can, but UW outworked the Pios last night, and DU needs to pick up the work ethic in all three zones.

Jordan said...

I'm not sure we got outworked the whole game, but we did look like we were zombies when they scored their 3 goals in 4 mins.

Anonymous said...

Pretty simple.....DU needs to show up and play hard for 60 mins. They do that, they win. No more half-assing it in stretches.

Anonymous said...

Denver is good, but are we consistently good? Echoing Mike Chambers' article on Friday.... This team, believe it or not, I don't think is capable of making a solid run in the playoffs and through the FF right now. We've got to keep the intensity... keep it for 3 shifts, then for a period... then for a game... then for 3 games in a row. They have got to get that fixed.