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.
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.
Because they’re out to get us
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
Winning comes with privileges, and losing has consequences.
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.
the late game requires more than 60 minutes of hockey. Which is why you try to avoid that result.
Clarkson really punished us for every inch
physical and mental. And some of the regulation time problem was chasing the game for a good bit.
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.
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.
#1 seeds generally get the benefit of playing the early game.
It appeared that when they scored more than we did, they would win.
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.
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.
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.