The Wolverines will have a rare Thursday game against at Bowling Green against the Falcons. The game will be streamed on the B2 Network for a fee.
-BGSU is 4-18-4 this year.
-One of those wins was against us.
-That win is still their only win away from home this year. They're 0-11-3 in the other 14. Nice, guys.
-They beat WMU in a shootout and won the other game last weekend.
-Before that, they had only won one of the last thirteen. (They also beat ND in a shootout in there.)
-Leading scorer: Freshman Jordan Samuels-Thomas. Hyphen has 9-12--21 in 26 games.
-Nick Eno has played most of their games in net. He's 4-10-3 with a 3.20/.897. Freshman Andrew Hammond is 0-8-1 with a 4.14/.885. Eno made 29 stops in their earlier win against Michigan.
-#53 offense in the country at 2.12 gpg. Only Holy Cross, Tech, WMU, American, and "The" UConn have worse offenses. #54 defense. Only Clarkson, UConn, American, and Tech are worse.
-12.9% on the PP. Ehht. 75.0% PK. Ehht.
I probably should have written something about the second game of the weekend against Michigan State.
Maybe it wasn't the most well-played game in history, but that was one hell of a hockey game. I have to admit, that team showed me something. I had them written off completely ("Game over. Season over.") after FYS came from 3-0 down to take a 4-3 lead. Then Carl Hagelin makes a game (and season?) changing play, stealing the puck from Drew Palmisano and finding Matt Rust for a short-handed goal. Chris Brown banged one in a couple minutes later and the Wolverines had a 5-4 win.
We're still a retarded hockey team. We take some of the dumbest penalties. Four days later and I can think of several off the top of my head: Vaughan and Caporusso both took penalties for running the goalie for no reason. Hagelin (of all people) took a terrible penalty for bopping Krug by the bench. State scored on that power play. It's just a constant string of stupid play. Even with a great penalty kill, it still doesn't help.
I thought we did a pretty nice job of getting pucks to Brian Lebler in the slot this weekend. We might not have anyone on the team that can really one-time it, but Lebler did a pretty nice job in the Pacioretty role this past weekend. He got off several really good chances, and buried one of them.
Running out of time to make a move for the tournament, short of winning the CCHAs. That loss Friday night really hurt. Dammit.