Puck luck. It happens. But shooting in the direction of the net helps it happen.
I noticed that Donovan completly changed his game. He naver rushed once. In fact I don't think he skated more than three strides before passing. He played position hockey which resulted in no penalties.
Maybe Dono reads the Blog. :-)
Ugh... Poor Kev. :(
I feel sorry for the goalie. But at least DU pulled it together tonight. We still need to work on getting that first goal...could be absolutely critical during tournament time.
#3 play on sports center tonight
I bet the goal judge was just as stunned as the goalie was
How great thou art! Swami called the split on Friday morning, while most of us, including me, we saying how pathetic Tech is and how awesome DU SHOULD be
I never called a split for this series. DU should have swept this MTU team. I would be happy with a split at UNO next weekend. The Mavericks drew 15k for the last home game they played against Wisconsin at the Qwest Center in Omaha. Considering that UNO is right behind DU in WCHA, I expect that rink to be rocking when DU comes to town next weekend.
I repent! Indeed. It was Anonymous who posted that "Swami predicts a split" for this Tech series. Have mercy on me, your greatness!!! Remember - Colorado College Sucketh
Anonymous said...I bet the goal judge was just as stunned as the goalie wasI sit next to the goal judge. He was indeed stunned. He said it took him an extra second or two to press the button.
Dono might not read it, but his mother does. Thank God his skin is thicker than mine.
Big time. Goal made deadspin:http://deadspin.com/#!5765421/college-hockey-player-scores-195+foot-shorthanded-goal
Last night was a lot more fun than Friday, that's for sure. Right down the lineup more inspired play.Now, if we could start scoring first...
Thanks for the heads up on Deadspin & ESPN. Linked them and others.
That's cool that Mattie's mom is on the blog. I noticed the change in his game as well. He passed the puck well all night--the pass to Shore was a beauty. It's cool that the goal from downtown brings the program/college game some national attention. They should put some of Zucker's amazing goals on ESPN too.
If that really is Dono's mom, don't worry about the blog posts here by anonomous people (myself included). Dono is one of the premier defensemen in the WCHA and is a great puck moving defensemen that can change the game in an instant.DU is dissppointing on all fronts right now and Matt is going to catch a lot of flack because he is our most dynamic defensemen and we expect a lot out of him. It's fun to watch him carry the puck up to the opposing team's blueline with three defenders stacked. You can sense the fear in the other defensemen knowing that at least one, if not all of them will get burned.While he might try and do too much sometimes and take some dumb penaties as a result, make no mistake about it, a puck moving defensemen is the most valuable asset in college hockey and he is one of the best.
Pretty telling quote from Gwozdecky in the Post today..."When you're a young team like we are and you're struggling a bit with putting the puck in the net, sometimes you have a tendency to complicate things," DU coach George Gwozdecky said. "After watching our game last night, late into the night and early morning, there was no question that we had to simplify our game."I take that to mean that the guys need to trust the system and their teammates. So much of DU's system is to be patient, don't give up easy goals and strike when the other team makes mistakes.Falling behind early as they have in the last straight seven games, causes everything to go haywire.
perhaps the system needs to be adjusted? too late in the season for that, but what worked in 04 and 05 might not be the best strategy for this year. Guys like Donovan, Zucker, Bennett, etc. might make some dumb mistakes every now and then but we need to let the reigns off of them at the right moments to see their magic too.
I thought Swami predicted that Tech would sweep.
Goodbye and good riddens until next season to the MTU Huskies. I bet right now, UNO is no doubt waiting to wash DU's dishes......If DU carried thier lousy play from the 2nd Minnesota game into the 1st Tech game - they damn well better follow suit next weekend in reverse form, by carrying Saturday's performance level into Nebraska next Friday night. This series could be another huge challenge for the Denver Pioneers. The Mavs want to rip DU apart......
DU is 2-0 when Jesse Martin steps on the ice.
DGWhoa! Didn't you listen to the Coach on the post-game show with the Shagman? Simplifying wasn't about anything so heady as trusting the system and their teammates. Nope, it was as simple as the first guy throwing it on net and everyone else crashing down. No fancy moves, no wondering about a drop pass or where you should be - just head right toward the goal because that's where the pucks going - simple as that!
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