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acs64
10-22-2010, 12:04 PM
Good news. Hendrickson predicts Sioux sweep. We are saved.

If they dont sweep I declare it a choke of epic proportions. ;)

lkenney
10-22-2010, 12:27 PM
If they dont sweep I declare it a choke of epic proportions. ;)

Like losing 7-2 to your hated (feared) rival in the frozen four when you're the overall #1 seed kind of epic?

acs64
10-22-2010, 12:29 PM
Like losing 7-2 to your hated (feared) rival in the frozen four when you're the overall #1 seed kind of epic?

Exactly.

Priceless
10-22-2010, 05:35 PM
From Melissa Wade (since USCHO is blocked at Maine :p)


HockeyPhotos Melissa Wade
Some images around Alfond Arena - http://bit.ly/alfond

walrus
10-22-2010, 10:25 PM
Nice win, couple things stood out to me besides the win. First, Maine can skate with UND( maybe not Will O'neill but :) ). Liked the 4th line, first time I've seen Leidermark look like he could skate. Sirman didn't make me forget Jimmy but he made some decent saves. Joey Diamond is the new Prestin Ryan, he owned several UND players both with his play and with his mouth. Wish I knew what he was saying, the UND guys didn't like it much:). Matt Mangene blew by UND D several times.
Heard a rumor Kellen Corkum dinged his head in practice, hope it isn;t true:(

Runsub5
10-22-2010, 10:43 PM
Mark Anthoine proved he is a legitimate college hockey player. He responded to the swap of Shemansky on the 3rd line. Hegarty has developed from a year ago. He's faster and played well.

TonyTheTiger20
10-22-2010, 11:01 PM
Excellent.

cdb216
10-22-2010, 11:23 PM
From the TV broadcast, it looks like Sirman is a really good puck handler. Both competent and confident when passing out from his own zone. He also moves around the crease pretty well. The biggest thing he needs to work on is stopping the initial shot (see the MSU game from Thursday when he let a couple squeeze past his body), but this is can be learned more easily than anything else. All in all I thought he had a pretty good game and stopped the big shots when he needed to.

The forwards also had a great game, obviously. Abbott was really impressive off the puck, forcing turnovers seemingly every shift. While Nyquist scored "only" two points, he clearly remains one of the league's great complete-game talents. His goal was a singular effort, blocking a point shot in the defensive zone, beating a d-man back to the puck, then reading the goalie's (perhaps ill-advised) pass out of the zone perfectly. Mangene also impressed with his speed on a number of occasions.

I can't say too much about the defense since they were rarely tested in the game, but aside from the short handed goal I don't think they made an obvious errors.

In all, I'd say this is the most talented team I've seen Maine field in a long time. The passing is a heck of a lot of fun to watch and just about everyone has an amazing handle on the puck. Definitely a great win. I'll be curious to see how they play tomorrow.

Pucknut
10-22-2010, 11:26 PM
Nice win, couple things stood out to me besides the win. First, Maine can skate with UND( maybe not Will O'neill but :) ). Liked the 4th line, first time I've seen Leidermark look like he could skate. Sirman didn't make me forget Jimmy but he made some decent saves. Joey Diamond is the new Prestin Ryan, he owned several UND players both with his play and with his mouth. Wish I knew what he was saying, the UND guys didn't like it much:). Matt Mangene blew by UND D several times.
Heard a rumor Kellen Corkum dinged his head in practice, hope it isn;t true:(

I think you could add Andersson to the above group too. The Corkum hit is true, unfortunately. As far as Diamond and Ryan having anything in common it would have to be taking penalties. Hextall holds the NCAA record for mouth. I thought Maine looked more tired than the Sioux late in the game.

sandiegoblkbr
10-22-2010, 11:56 PM
LOL... have your period today sandie?

Nope.......just decompressing from SoCal traffic. Love the long, barren, desolate highways!

sandiegoblkbr
10-22-2010, 11:58 PM
Mark Anthoine proved he is a legitimate college hockey player. He responded to the swap of Shemansky on the 3rd line. Hegarty has developed from a year ago. He's faster and played well.

Agreed. Anthoine looks and plays like he belongs and Hegarty was outstanding all night long.

Runsub5
10-23-2010, 12:15 AM
Announced attendance was 5216. One of the larger crowds in quite some time. Nice to see the students turning out in force. Maine's defense was outstanding and Sirman was very good in goal. Does he get to start the 2nd game? Maine's only real problem tonight was not being able to score on two 5 on 3 PP's.:confused: In their defense they had some great opportunities on the last one.

gscott13
10-23-2010, 01:35 AM
Announced attendance was 5216. One of the larger crowds in quite some time. Nice to see the students turning out in force. Maine's defense was outstanding and Sirman was very good in goal. Does he get to start the 2nd game? Maine's only real problem tonight was not being able to score on two 5 on 3 PP's.:confused: In their defense they had some great opportunities on the last one.

sirman didn't have a whole lot of action, but i sthought he was a bit shaky... made a couple of really good saves, but gave up a lot of juicy rebounds and got himself out of position a couple of times.... jury is still out imho

gscott13
10-23-2010, 01:38 AM
I thought Maine looked more tired than the Sioux late in the game.

from where i was sitting, it looked like maine took their foot off the gas a bit which let nodak get their feet under them... maine started to try to make the extra pass and get a b it cute with things and it led to some turnovers...

gscott13
10-23-2010, 01:42 AM
didn't notice if he came back, but it looked like abbott took a slash across the wrist in the third and was hurting a bit... anyone watching at home notice if he got past it?

Priceless
10-23-2010, 04:51 AM
Told you that you'd love the line changes. :)

And Melissa's photos from the game: linky (http://bit.ly/bJd8Sz)

sterlippo1
10-23-2010, 06:19 AM
impressive stuff Black Bears..........

lkenney
10-23-2010, 06:25 AM
didn't notice if he came back, but it looked like abbott took a slash across the wrist in the third and was hurting a bit... anyone watching at home notice if he got passed it?

I'm pretty sure he was back out after that.

walrus
10-23-2010, 06:35 AM
He came back, it was the Goalie Dell who got him, took his glove and stick from Abbott with a vicious slash. The trainer was trying to get someones attention after working on Abbott for awhile. I thought it was the Dr but the Doc never left his seat

sandiegoblkbr
10-23-2010, 06:44 AM
sirman didn't have a whole lot of action, but i sthought he was a bit shaky... ...got himself out of position a couple of times

THAT was his biggest problem.