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tape
03-09-2017, 03:03 PM
And usually in those cases it was Thu-Fri-Sun, that's happened a couple of times when the America East basketball tournament was at Agganis.

The one that largely sticks out in my mind was one year Lowell got home ice and Tsongas management, not thinking for a second that the River Hawks could possibly ever host a quarterfinal series, had scheduled a concert for quarterfinal Sunday. I think it was 2002 probably? Lowell ended up rattling off a bunch of wins to finish the regular season, and Northeastern tumbled hard in February starting with the Beanpot final, and Lowell ended up passing NU for 4th. The games were definitely not on TV so it wasn't what Sean was talking about.

Tater
03-09-2017, 08:55 PM
I recall they usually had one Thu-Fri-Sat series and NESN broadcast both a Friday and Saturday game. They would show game 2 of the Thu-Sat series as it was a potential deciding game. For Saturday they would plan to show that series game 3, if necessary, but they also announced a game 2 of a Fri-Sun series as an alternate (and which was usually shown).

Sean

That is what I recalled as well but didn't post it since I wasn't 100% sure.

Rhett Hot
03-10-2017, 08:49 AM
It's GAMEDAY kids!

Hope BU can win in two (sorry Huskies) to avoid going West (different discussion), so let's see if the boys are up to it!

NU_Husky
03-10-2017, 09:57 AM
My preview of the game today, scouting BU and NU's keys to victory

http://northeasternhockeyblog.com/2017/quarterfinals-preview-huskies-boston-university-hockey-east-clayton-keller-jake-oettinger-zach-aston-reese-adam-gaudette-ryan-ruck-agganis-arena/

chickod
03-10-2017, 10:55 AM
It's GAMEDAY kids!

Hope BU can win in two (sorry Huskies) to avoid going West (different discussion), so let's see if the boys are up to it!

That would be nice, but they seem to play better with their backs against the wall. Let's hope they find a killer instinct.

I know it's a different discussion, but one monkey wrench is that it looks like three NCHC teams will be in the top four, meaning they will likely have to put them all in separate regionals (since they will all be #1 seeds). So typically #1 and #2 stay in their own region, but since the three #1 seeds are NCHC, two of them (at least one, but given that Denver and Minnesota is closest to Fargo, Denver will probably come East) will likely come East, meaning potentially two Eastern teams will go West. So just staying in the top 8 and "holding on" to a #2 seed doesn't necessarily guarantee that BU will stay East. In fact, it's likely that Harvard, even though they will be a #1 seed, will have to moved out of the East (along with their 23 fans).

Rhett Hot
03-10-2017, 11:37 AM
That would be nice, but they seem to play better with their backs against the wall. Let's hope they find a killer instinct.

I know it's a different discussion, but one monkey wrench is that it looks like three NCHC teams will be in the top four, meaning they will likely have to put them all in separate regionals (since they will all be #1 seeds). So typically #1 and #2 stay in their own region, but since the three #1 seeds are NCHC, two of them (at least one, but given that Denver and Minnesota is closest to Fargo, Denver will probably come East) will likely come East, meaning potentially two Eastern teams will go West. So just staying in the top 8 and "holding on" to a #2 seed doesn't necessarily guarantee that BU will stay East. In fact, it's likely that Harvard, even though they will be a #1 seed, will have to moved out of the East (along with their 23 fans).

There are also 3 HEA teams (BU/Lowell/PC) in the 2/3 bands, so one has to move west, barring PC falling out this weekend.
There's been quite the twitter discussion on this, mainly centering around the committee likely keeping Providence in Providence regardless of seed for attendance purposes.

I guess we'll see a clearer picture once the weekend is done.

chickod
03-10-2017, 11:56 AM
There are also 3 HEA teams (BU/Lowell/PC) in the 2/3 bands, so one has to move west, barring PC falling out this weekend.
There's been quite the twitter discussion on this, mainly centering around the committee likely keeping Providence in Providence regardless of seed for attendance purposes.

I guess we'll see a clearer picture once the weekend is done.

And this is why the whole "bracket integrity" cra* is disingenuous. You can't have it both ways. And, as has been discussed in previous years, this isn't basketball, where the ACC is holding its conference tournament in BROOKLYN and the B1G is holding its tournament in Washington DC! (That's akin to the Big East holding its tournament in Montana). Ridiculous. Hockey can't get away with that. They HAVE to pay attention to attendance. Which is why I like things the way they "were." Have two regionals: East and West. Fans get to see their teams (well, at least in the East, where everything is within reasonable driving distance). The fans in the West are most likely going to have to fly a good percentage of the time anyway (which is probably the rationale for sending a Denver east), so you can't do anything about that. But my point is - decide one way or another. Attendance or bracket integrity. But don't try to serve two masters.

Thiessen'sBetter
03-10-2017, 12:26 PM
NU in 3 (somewhat bold prediction), ZAR is the best player on the ice and the MVP of the series (not-so bold prediction) and Sam Kurker scores the game-winning goal in Game 3 on Sunday night (very bold prediction)

Scarlet
03-10-2017, 12:44 PM
NU in 3 (somewhat bold prediction), ZAR is the best player on the ice and the MVP of the series (not-so bold prediction) and Sam Kurker scores the game-winning goal in Game 3 on Sunday night (very bold prediction)

NU in 3 is not bold. Sadly. Well, sadly for me.

Kurker scoring game winning goal, definitely bold. As saying Cloonan scoring a winning OT goal would be.

defkit
03-10-2017, 02:25 PM
NU 6-5
BU 3-1
BU 4-2 (ENG)

Basically, I see BU's defense struggling and too many penalties giving NU at least two PPGs tonight, and then BU clamping down for the following two games.

NU_Husky
03-10-2017, 07:32 PM
NU owned the first. BU owned the second. 2-1 Huskies after 2. I'm not feeling great about this.

Rhett Hot
03-10-2017, 07:39 PM
NU owned the first. BU owned the second. 2-1 Huskies after 2. I'm not feeling great about this.

Nor am I my friend.

NU_Husky
03-10-2017, 08:04 PM
Nor am I my friend.

Sniper extraordinaire Chase Phelps gives BU life

Yuppie Scum
03-10-2017, 08:20 PM
Catching the third period here at the agganis. I can see why it would be frustrating to be an NU fan. What an awful PP.


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Rhett Hot
03-10-2017, 08:21 PM
Catching the third period here at the agganis. I can see why it would be frustrating to be an NU fan. What an awful PP.


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NU has one of the top PP. BU also has a terrific PK (most of the time) though

SkinsFan09
03-10-2017, 08:23 PM
Catching the third period here at the agganis. I can see why it would be frustrating to be an NU fan. What an awful PP.


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Second best power play in college hockey ... right.

They've scored 11 more PP goals than any other team in the nation.

NU_Husky
03-10-2017, 08:24 PM
NU has one of the top PP. BU also has a terrific PK (most of the time) though

It's been an abomination tonight. Really difficult to watch. BU's kill has been good but NU is not playing their best powerplay hockey

NU_Husky
03-10-2017, 08:46 PM
Seen this before

defkit
03-10-2017, 09:06 PM
Is Madigan serious? What an asinine comment. The hook on Keller was much more of a penalty than the "hold" on Fabbro with 4 minutes left. And that was NU's second PP in the final 8 minutes of the game. Quit whining and get your team to score when they get the PP.

Overall an exciting game. NU took it to BU for the first period, then BU finally found their legs. BU lost Carpenter and MacLeod (not sure what happened to MacLeod) but managed to keep up the intensity.

NU_Husky
03-10-2017, 09:15 PM
Is Madigan serious? What an asinine comment. The hook on Keller was much more of a penalty than the "hold" on Fabbro with 4 minutes left. And that was NU's second PP in the final 8 minutes of the game. Quit whining and get your team to score when they get the PP.

Overall an exciting game.

I agree with you. ****ed at the result. But a good hockey game. The Fabbro call was awful. The Davies hook seemed legit watching it live.