What did we learn tonight?
-UNH really is one of the best teams in the country. I never doubted it, but in case you did, they really showed why they are so good tonight. Their defense did an incredible job of forcing BC to the outside and forcing turnovers. BC never really got any good chances in the slot. Gerbe was kept under wraps. Overall, great team defense.
The 'Cats also took advantage of a lot of BC turnovers and got good shots out of them. They got a power play goal, and they kept BC's power play off the board.
-Regan is a top-notch goalie and he made two or three big saves. But more impressive than the big saves was how confident and comfortable he was at making the run of the mill saves throughout the game.
Muse played pretty well. He's still giving up a few dangerous rebounds, and he had one heart attack moment where he wandered out of the net and almost passed it out front to a wide open Wildcat in front of the net, but other than that he was pretty sound mentally tonight. He was just plain beat by great shots on those two goals.
-"JVR" is a great player and a sick passer. On UNH's first goal, as soon as I saw him wide open behind the net I knew we were in trouble. He delivered a picture-perfect pass to Butler who capped the play off with a pretty finish. The guy's a beast - he has all the tools. He's big, he's strong, he's quick and he's got great vision. The Flyers have themselves a hell of a prospect.
-BC is a good team but they are a step behind the best of the best. I think Corey Schneider could have been a neutralizer tihs year but without him they are a tick behind the top 4 which are (in my opinion) Michigan, New Hampshire, Colorado College and N Dakota.
But look at last year's NCAA tournament, which had no #1 seeds in the Frozen Four. Anything can happen.
We really need a win tomorrow night at the Whit, not just for PWR purposes, but for the Hockey East standings, which are a major clusterfuck at the moment. The Whit's big ice surface serves us well as we have a smaller, faster team than UNH. Let's hope that translates into success.
-5 of our 8 losses have come at home (1 on a neutral site, 2 on the road). What gives?
The women's hockey team tonight had a stunning yet awesome and much needed 4-0 win @ BU with goals by Thunstrom (x2), Stack, and Fardelmann - just as you'd draw it up. BC is now 1 point up on BU with 3 games left and hosts BU in a massive game tomorrow night at Conte.
Baseball opener got rained out - they will attempt a doubleheader tomorrow starting at 2:30 (with Game 1 broadcast on Comcast Sports Net New England)
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