This game reminded me of ND vs Clemson
by NDoggie78 (2019-03-30 20:59:30)

Assist off linesman’s knee = no fumble call
Never could get back in game after


No, UMass owes Clarkson a fruit basket
by DakotaDomer  (2019-03-30 21:13:02)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I don’t think we were the better team this year but we were playing on one leg all game.

This game was over last night.


Who makes the damnned schedule?
by Otter  (2019-03-30 22:37:58)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Why the hell do they play back to nights? The second game winner certainly at a disadvantage whether it goes OT or not. Game should have been Sunday. I assume it’s for freaking TV.


It’s the 15th time we’ve played 2 nights in a row this year
by DakotaDomer  (2019-03-30 23:03:56)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Because they’re out to get us


I didn’t say they’re out to get us.
by Otter  (2019-03-30 23:28:06)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

And I am obviously ignorant that this is standard practice.

I am not wrong that this disadvantages the team that wins the second game though


That's why they let the #1 seed play the early game.
by Tex Francisco  (2019-03-31 08:36:18)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Winning comes with privileges, and losing has consequences.


What bothers me...
by Hunt  (2019-03-31 20:12:39)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

What is much more uneven is the advantages a #4 seed gets by playing its regional (that it didn't even host!) a few miles from campus.

On the broadcast today, they said Providence playerswere back on campus getting medical treatments in their facility while Cornell players had a 3 hr power outage in their hotel.


Yep - and it's not that big a deal unless ...
by BIGSKYND  (2019-03-31 10:50:01)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

the late game requires more than 60 minutes of hockey. Which is why you try to avoid that result.


We would have been gassed after 60 minutes too
by DakotaDomer  (2019-03-31 12:37:39)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Clarkson really punished us for every inch


Sure, but OT is an added issue ...
by BIGSKYND  (2019-03-31 12:40:01)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

physical and mental. And some of the regulation time problem was chasing the game for a good bit.


I’m just adding detail to the situation
by DakotaDomer  (2019-03-31 13:23:48)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Rather than have someone say Team X went to OT for a night game and killed team Y the next day.

We weren’t a little bit more tired than UMass, we were dead men skating.


We agree *
by BIGSKYND  (2019-03-31 14:40:13)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


It was just a little joke
by DakotaDomer  (2019-03-30 23:45:26)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

But yes the 2nd team is at a disadvantage. Someone has to be. I’ll add that it’s not for TV but rather for the fans, the host location, and the student athletes that they play back to back all year.

There’s no Tv considerations because there’s no TV money.


College hockey always goes back to back
by nihilist in golf pants  (2019-03-30 22:41:04)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

#1 seeds generally get the benefit of playing the early game.


I figured after we went down 0-4 we were going to struggle. *
by Porpoiseboy  (2019-03-30 21:15:12)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Exactly
by drmurray  (2019-03-31 11:37:01)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

It appeared that when they scored more than we did, they would win.


Pessimists *
by ColoraDomer  (2019-03-31 14:34:45)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Agreed. Tough end to the season.
by garbageplate  (2019-03-30 21:04:24)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

We ran into an excellent team and we made a litany of mistakes. The team may have just run out of gas as well, which is understandable given the tightrope act needed just to make the tournament and to beat Clarkson last night.

Kudos to the team for winning our giant suckhole of a conference and making it this far.


Agree - this was UAH redux against Sparty ..,
by BIGSKYND  (2019-03-30 21:40:43)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

playing the late game OT in round 1 is a recipe for doom. And these guys kept beating fate but that catches up with you at some point.


Good season, Irish! *
by Porpoiseboy  (2019-03-30 21:00:34)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Absolutely. And we will be back. Freshmen become Sopho-
by 1NDGal  (2019-03-30 21:08:27)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

mores, and St. Cyr is a good goalie.

B2B champs with a B2B Tourney MVP. Some tough injuries. Tons of points graduated last May (or went pro). Proud of the guys and coaches.


Might Morris return? *
by garbageplate  (2019-03-30 21:12:16)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Yes. We will miss Peake if he tips.... *
by Wolfetone  (2019-03-30 22:10:34)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Peeke could - CBJ D isn't that deep *
by BIGSKYND  (2019-03-31 11:47:46)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post