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MeridianStreet
11-12-2011, 02:43 PM
Lake State, a few years before their first NCAA title in 1988, played at Univ-Il at Chicago. Lakers fell behind 6-0 by early in the 2nd period and Coach Frank Anzalone started pulling his goalie at every opportunity, starting early in the 2nd period! UIC scored at least one empty netter and I believe the Lakers won 7-6 or 8-7 in OT.

css228
11-12-2011, 03:40 PM
I'll keep this open for some time. It will take me a few months to gather the data I will need to plug teams into the formula. I am hoping to have the list ready to go by Tournament Time this year. If not, then I will probably release it over the summer. Also, it may very well be released over at College Hockey Weekly, assuming they are still operating at that time.

Anyway, here is the list I have so far. Please keep nominating games, as I would like to have somewhere around 100 or so to plug numbers in for (but I am not opposed to doing a whole lot more if it is reasonable).

1968 ECAC QF: BC v. St. Lawrence
1969 NCAA Championship: DU v. Cornell
1970 ECAC Championship: Cornell v. Clarkson
1970 National Championshp: Cornell v. Clarkson
1974 National Championship: MTU v. Minnesota
1976 Regular Season: Cornell v. SLU
1976 WCHA Tourn.: Minnesota v. Michigan State
1977 ECAC Semifinal: Cornell v.
1979 ECAC Qfinal: Cornell v.
1979 National Championship: North Dakota v. Minnesota
1983 RS: Notre Dame v. Western Michigan
1984 National Championship: Bowling Green v. Duluth
1986 ECAC Semifinal: Cornell v. Yale
1986 Regular Season: Duluth v. North Dakota
1988 National Championship: LSSU v. St. Lawrence
1989 National Championshp: Minnesota v. Harvard
1991 National Championship: NMU v. BU
1993 National Championship: Maine v. LSSU
1993 National Semifinal: Maine v. Michigan
1995 National Semifinal: Maine v. Michigan
1997 WCHA FF Title: North Dakota v. Minnesota
1998 National Championship: BC v. Michigan
1998 Regional Final: UNH v. BU
1998 WCHA 1st Round: Duluth v. Minnesota
1999 Regional Final: UNH v. Michigan
2000 HE Title: Maine v. BC
2000 Regional Final: St. Lawrence v. BU
2002 National Championship: Maine v. Minnesota
2003 ECAC Championship
2003 Regional Final: BC v. Cornell
2003 RS: Denver v. Mankato
2003 RS: Michigan Tech v. Northern Michigan
2004 National Championship: Maine v. Denver
2004 National Semifinal: DU v. Duluth
2004 Regional Final: North Dakota v. Denver
2004 WCHA FF Title: North Dakota v. Minnesota
2006 Regional final: Wisconsin v. Cornell
2006 WCHA FF Semi: SCSU v. Minnesota
2007 Regional Final: North Dakota v. Minnesota
2007 Regional Semifinal: Notre Dame v. UAH
2007 WCHA FF Title: North Dakota v. Minnesota
2008 Regional Final: Miami v. BC
2009 National Championshp: BU v. Miami
2009 Regional Semifinal: Duluth v. Princeton
2009 Regional Semifinal: UNH v. North Dakota
2011 National Championship: Duluth v. Michigan
2011 WCHA FF Title: North Dakota v. Denver
1979 ECAC quarterfinal was Cornell v. Providence just in case you couldn't figure it out
Love that there's a highlight reel of it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tj9qagrJ5A

Cross Check
11-12-2011, 03:41 PM
BC vs Miami, March 30, 2008, Northeast Regional final at Worcester, MA
Box Score (http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/men/boxes08.php?mbc_mia1.m30)

Down 2-0 with 3:12 to go in the 2nd period, Boston College scores 3 goals in 1:58 to take a 3-2 lead into the locker room. Miami ties the game at the 9:02 mark of the 3rd, but BC wins it on Joe Whitney's hilite reel goal in OT.

Boston College advanced to the Frozen Four, dismantling North Dakota (6-1) and Notre Dame (4-1) for the 2008 National Championship.

Seconded. Perhaps the greatest game I've ever watched in person.

aparch
11-12-2011, 03:43 PM
Were there so few regular season matchups considered classic games? Very very heavy with NCAA tournament games.

Cross Check
11-12-2011, 03:45 PM
1993 Maine vs Michigan NCAA semis Game lasted 4+ hours

That was actually 1995 not 1993. I remember watching it live my freshman year of college. Incredibly exciting game, through three overtimes there was multiple huge scoring opportunities and the goalies just stood on their heads over and over again. To me, this game would have to be way up on any list.

aparch
11-12-2011, 03:51 PM
Lake State, a few years before their first NCAA title in 1988, played at Univ-Il at Chicago. Lakers fell behind 6-0 by early in the 2nd period and Coach Frank Anzalone started pulling his goalie at every opportunity, starting early in the 2nd period! UIC scored at least one empty netter and I believe the Lakers won 7-6 or 8-7 in OT.
I'll second the nomination. And found details. No box score, but straight from the CCHA:


December 15, 1984
Lake Superior State goaltender Randy Exelby is pulled seven times in one game, six times in the third period, for an extra skater. The move pays off as the Lakers score three times with the extra attacker in a come-from-behind 7-6 win in overtime against Illinois-Chicago.

http://www.ccha.com/the_ccha/moments_in_ccha_history.aspx

Cross Check
11-12-2011, 03:55 PM
Nobody nominated the 1985 HE Championship game? really?

Even if you forgot that PC has a program (which is entirely reasonable given the past decade) you're all bailing on a game that BC lost in double OT?

A/K/A the "Chris Terreri game" ? As a BC fan I'd like to forget that one. You're right though. Heckuva game and as good a goaltending performance as there has ever been.

pirate
11-12-2011, 03:55 PM
Anybody mention the '1' game??

As in the 1 loss in Maine's 1 loss season (41-1-2).

BU beat them after being down something like 6-1.

The Terriers visited Alfond Arena for a two-game series on Feb. 19. The Black Bears took a 6-2 lead on Feb. 19 and appeared headed for an easy win that would clinch the regular season Hockey East title. But the Terriers scored four straight goals to send the game into overtime. In overtime, Mike Prendergast broke away with the puck at center ice and scored against Dunham to give the Black Bears a 7-6 loss.

gounhwildcats
11-12-2011, 04:08 PM
Were there so few regular season matchups considered classic games? Very very heavy with NCAA tournament games.

Sorry to go with my team for this category, but the UNH-Maine game last year that Paul Thompson won on a goal with 15 seconds left in regulation was an absolute classic. Game went back and forth all night and Maine should have won it, but Nyquist hit the post after DiGiralomo tried to come out and beat him to the puck. Not sure I've seen a better regular season game than that, and I was at the Whitt that night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuXfvEJNhmc

sterlippo1
11-12-2011, 04:41 PM
Seconded. Perhaps the greatest game I've ever watched in person.

probably don't have your sample size but without question, it was my best..................by far

sterlippo1
11-12-2011, 04:42 PM
Were there so few regular season matchups considered classic games? Very very heavy with NCAA tournament games.

shouldn't it be?

Cross Check
11-12-2011, 05:45 PM
probably don't have your sample size but without question, it was my best..................by far

My best, but not "by far". The 2004 Regional Semifinal against Michigan in Manchester was amazing as well. OT game winner by a cramped up Ben Eaves straight off the bench. Fantastic.

Priceless
11-12-2011, 08:37 PM
Anybody mention the '1' game??

As in the 1 loss in Maine's 1 loss season (41-1-2).

BU beat them after being down something like 6-1.

The Terriers visited Alfond Arena for a two-game series on Feb. 19. The Black Bears took a 6-2 lead on Feb. 19 and appeared headed for an easy win that would clinch the regular season Hockey East title. But the Terriers scored four straight goals to send the game into overtime. In overtime, Mike Prendergast broke away with the puck at center ice and scored against Dunham to give the Black Bears a 7-6 loss.

6-2. And the early goals in the comeback were fluky (one was scored when the puck hit a defenseman's skate and changed direction 90 degrees). It was actually Pomichter who stole the puck from Murphy, got a 2-0 and fed Prendergast for the OT winner. Pomichter was not supposed to be playing that game because he and Martin Mercier were suspended for the rematch for fighting in the Maine-BU game in November. However, both Walsh and Parker appealed and the suspension was lifted. Pomichter had three assists that night - Mercier zero.

I was going to mention the BC-PC game in '85 and the Maine-Michigan tilts in the 93 and 95 Frozen Fours but they've been mentioned. So I'll nominate the 1989 NCAA QuarterFinal, game 3 between Providence and Maine at Alfond Arena. Each team had won a game to force a deciding third game. In the third period, Providence was up 3-1 and had momentum. Then Bruce Major scored a goal from behind the net while on his *** to make it 3-2. With Providence trying to hang on, Maine stole the puck in the corner and sent a pass out to Scott Pellerin who broke in on net. A defenseman was going to cut him off so he fired a slapper at the top of the circle and the score was tied 3-3. A friend of mine was staying in a residence hall across the university parking lot and could hear the crowd explode from there. The rest of regulation and the first OT were tense. In the second OT the puck came to Martin Robitialle on the left side of the crease. If he had shot the rebound immediately, it would have been blocked by either the defenseman or goalie. He had the presence to gather the puck, go to his back hand and flip the puck at the net. Lyle Mongoose made a last-gasp effort with his glove but the puck went in and Robey started a "windmill celebration that took us all the way to St. Paul" as Walsh would later say.

That game and the 1995 3OT thriller against Michigan are the two greatest games I have seen. The 65-save performance by <del>the octopus</del> Terreri in the 85 Hockey East finals is 3rd.

Spartanforlife4
11-12-2011, 10:01 PM
Cold War
Oct 6, 2001

#4 Michigan vs #1 Michigan State in Spartan Stadium
Ended in a 3-3 tie.
Freshman Jim Slater scored the game tying goal with around 45 seconds to go.
Kicked off the modern outdoor game trend.

Havasu M
11-13-2011, 12:48 AM
1985 semi final RPI UMD back and forth until RPI scores the game winner in triple ot everyone felt that decided the national champion but RPI still had to beat Terreri in the final. Oates vs Hull later both had some success in the NHL
There was an NCAA prelim game in Albany when Maine came back from down 5 in the third to beat Harvard. You had to be there to see Casey and North Dakota beat RPI in the 1984 first round. He was spectacular both games. My personal favorite is the 1974 ECAC quarter at UNH the number 1 seed vs #8RPI who won in OT. Record for 4 fastest goals in ECAC tourney by RPI still stands 1:20. UNH also scored three in 39 seconds. I forget the year late 70's but the nat championship game in Providence when BU beat BC Joe Mullen & co.

Bakunin
11-13-2011, 01:26 AM
I don't think anyone's mentioned the '03 MN-Michigan semifinal yet, so I'll throw that one out there.

state of hockey
11-13-2011, 04:12 AM
I don't think anyone's mentioned the '03 MN-Michigan semifinal yet, so I'll throw that one out there.

That was an amazing game. Paul Martin with the save of the game, Vanek winning it in OT.

AlDeFlorio
11-13-2011, 07:28 AM
Admitting my DU bias, but here goes:
March 15, 1969 , Denver 4 Cornell 3 NCAA Finals Keith Magnuson's Pioneers vs Ken Dryden's Big Red
Admitting my Cornell bias, and despite the fact that Cornell lost the game, this has to rank right at the top. Cornell had four first-team All-Americans playing, including the greatest college goalie ever. Denver had six players who went on to meaningful NHL careers, in an era when few did. Two outstanding teams battled evenly to the closing buzzer, at altitude in Colorado Springs, and only one could win. Shame that only the few that could crowd into the Broadmoor World Arena were able to see it.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1082216/1/index.htm

FiveHole12
11-13-2011, 08:22 AM
Seconded. Perhaps the greatest game I've ever watched in person.
I was at the BC/Minny game the day before, but woke up Sunday morning SO SICK that I could barely crawl out of bed. I missed the BC/Miami game live but saw it on the tube. I was miraculously cured immediately following that game. ;)

Best game live for me... 2001 BC vs North Dakota for the national title. Unbelievable game. I wept while the team celebrated.

FiveHole12
11-13-2011, 08:38 AM
FS23, I nominate...

2000 NoDak/Boston College Championship Game, Providence, RI. Dominating third period by UND and a heartbreaker for a BC fan, but a great game.

2001 NoDak/Boston College Championship Game, Albany, NY. BC gets sweet revenge, but not until they overcome some more UND 3rd period heroics and finally win it in OT.

2009 Miami/Boston University Championship Game, Washington D.C. I'll second this nomination. Gotta admit, those lucky bahstads at BU pulled a rabbit out of their hat in one of the greatest games I have ever seen. That truly was an unbelievable finish.