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  • deltabravo62
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    As if Maine needed any help. We knock our own goaltender into the net, puck and all.

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  • HockeyRef
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    Originally posted by Chuck Murray View Post
    Pretty good first period for UNH, ruined by a blown routine defensive assignment.

    Which one of the assistants is in charge of the defensemen?

    Got away with a 2-on-1 one minute, gave another away for the equalizer the next minute ...
    Coach G I believe. How about that Cafarelli kid?

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  • Chuck Murray
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    Pretty good first period for UNH, ruined by a blown routine defensive assignment.

    Which one of the assistants is in charge of the defensemen?

    Got away with a 2-on-1 one minute, gave another away for the equalizer the next minute ...

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  • After the Whistle
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    Shout out to Watcher! You have been waiting for the C-man’s arrival and he is here in spades.

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  • Sean Pickett
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    Originally posted by Chuck Murray View Post
    Any bets that UNH was the one team on the wrong side of the blown four goal lead game?
    No, it was the team most HE fans love to hate.

    Originally posted by Chuck Murray View Post
    FWIW I remember getting a rash of crap on here a couple years ago when UNH blew a 3 goal lead late in the 2nd period/early in the 3rd period of a postseason game (likely the MBPBEGAM round?) against UMass, I blew my top, and several folks said it was basically "no big deal". Uh, yeah, blowing any lead is a big deal, especially blowing a late 3 goal lead in the postseason.
    While not nearly as insurmountable as a 4 goal lead, it's still a steep cliff to climb. Over the past 4 seasons teams that have taken a 3 goal lead are a combined 1719-33-24. Oddly, 14 of the ties occurred during the 2019-20 season, while 14 of the losses occurred during the current season.

    In postseason play over the past 4 seasons (which is really 2+ seasons), teams with a 3 goal lead have gone 92-3, with 3 of the winning teams blowing the said lead before eventually winning. The three teams to blow a 3 goal lead are the already mentioned UNH vs UMass, Minnesota State vs PC and the above referenced team that blew the 4 goal lead.

    So, yes, blowing a 3 goal lead is a big deal, especially in the postseason. However, a 1 goal lead not so much, as when the largest lead over the past 4 seasons has been just 1 goal the combined records of all teams is just 718-873-302.

    Sean

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  • ClOuD 9
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    Originally posted by Chuck Murray View Post

    Any bets that UNH was the one team on the wrong side of the blown four goal lead game?

    FWIW I remember getting a rash of crap on here a couple years ago when UNH blew a 3 goal lead late in the 2nd period/early in the 3rd period of a postseason game (likely the MBPBEGAM round?) against UMass, I blew my top, and several folks said it was basically "no big deal". Uh, yeah, blowing any lead is a big deal, especially blowing a late 3 goal lead in the postseason.

    That was early in the MS7 reign, it hasn't happened again since, so we got that going for us ... ;-)
    UNH led Miami 3-0, finished 4-4
    http://www.collegehockeystats.net/19...s/mmiaunh1.o12

    They also fought back from down 3-0 to UConn, tied it at 3-3, then lost 7-4
    http://www.collegehockeystats.net/19...s/mconunh1.j31

    And fought back from 6-3 down against Lowell to win 7-6 in OT. Crookshank scored a hat trick.
    http://www.collegehockeystats.net/20...s/mumlunh1.f06

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  • HockeyRef
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    Originally posted by Chuck Murray View Post

    Any bets that UNH was the one team on the wrong side of the blown four goal lead game?

    FWIW I remember getting a rash of crap on here a couple years ago when UNH blew a 3 goal lead late in the 2nd period/early in the 3rd period of a postseason game (likely the MBPBEGAM round?) against UMass, I blew my top, and several folks said it was basically "no big deal". Uh, yeah, blowing any lead is a big deal, especially blowing a late 3 goal lead in the postseason.

    That was early in the MS7 reign, it hasn't happened again since, so we got that going for us ... ;-)
    1st round v UMass...lost 5-4 and lost next night 6-0. What was the 'no big deal'? It's always a 'big deal' when you blow a lead.. I remember that game; thinking this would be a great start to the tournament knowing full well how jacked UMass was. As Cloud 9 pointed out, the most fun was the 5 goal lead. That was the night my husband threatened to take the computer away from me if I didn't calm down..one of my more 'nuclear' nights Chuck (and, I do delete alot of 'nuclear posts' too...haha)

    And Just In Case You Missed It
    Last edited by HockeyRef; 02-19-2022, 03:45 PM.

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  • ClOuD 9
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    Originally posted by Sean Pickett View Post
    Your humor struck me as I've been researching every men's college hockey game to do some statistical analysis based on scoring. So far I've completed researching every game for the past four seasons and a 4 goal lead has been almost insurmountable. Through last night's games when a team has taken a 4 goal lead they have a combined record of 227-0-1 this season and 869-1-3 over the past 4 seasons.

    Sean
    From 2002-2003 season through 2020-2021:
    Jan 12 2005 vs Dartmouth in Manchester
    UNH up 7-3, lost 8-9
    http://collegehockeystats.net/0405/boxes/mdarunh1.j12

    Dec 11 2008 vs Holy Cross
    UNH up 4-0, Holy Cross ties it 4-4, UNH scores 5 goals to win 9-4
    http://collegehockeystats.net/0809/boxes/mhcrunh1.d11

    Nov 22 2011 vs Harvard
    UNH up 4-0, lost 6-7
    http://collegehockeystats.net/1112/boxes/mharunh1.n22

    Nov 23 2012 vs Colorado College
    UNH up 4-0, tied 4-4
    http://collegehockeystats.net/1213/boxes/mcc_unh1.n23

    **BLOWN 5 GOAL LEAD**
    Oct 23 2015 vs UMass
    UNH up 6-1, tied 6-6
    http://collegehockeystats.net/1516/boxes/mumaunh1.o23

    Jan 6 2018 vs Brown
    UNH up 4-0, tied 4-4
    http://collegehockeystats.net/1718/boxes/mbrnunh1.j06

    Jan 5 2019 vs Yale
    Yale up 4-0, UNH ties 5-5
    http://www.collegehockeystats.net/18...s/munhyal1.j05

    Feb 13 2021 vs NU
    NU up 4-0, UNH ties it 4-4, NU wins 5-4
    http://www.collegehockeystats.net/20...s/mnoeunh1.f13
    Last edited by ClOuD 9; 02-19-2022, 03:31 PM.

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  • wildcatdc
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    Originally posted by After the Whistle View Post
    We’ll speak of the devil, Margel starting on the left side of the third line.
    Yep. Had a a nagging injury going on.

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  • Darius
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    Originally posted by Chuck Murray View Post
    Darius, I enjoy your posts and respect what you bring to the forum, and I suspect we'd have a blast over beers with hockey talk (and beyond) in-person at some point in the future ... but please, let's not go over the top with the title worship. Dean is a big boy, and I'm sure he can handle a little pushback (and silliness) over the fact that his last name coincides with one of the more prestigious titles in the world of academia. So he will continue to be "Dean Dean" for me, and hopefully this will not hurt his feelings, or adversely impact the esteem he is held in by his colleagues. I have no formed personal opinion on him at this point, any more than I did with his predecessor Huddles-whatever. He is a neutral, and my mind is entirely open to the idea he could be a transformative figure for UNH Athletics IF he nails this next AD hire. Even if he does nail it 100%, he's likely going to remain "Dean Dean" to me. And maybe someday, Dean Presidente will become "President Presidente". Just because, right? ;-)

    (signed) Chuck Murray
    Self-appointed WIS President-for-Life
    Or respect. Whatever. I’ve met and chatted with him twice, once at a hockey event. Very nice, kind, caring, intelligent man. I doubt very much he reads or even knows this forum exists and if he does he is smart enough to know it is the internet and all views and the ways they are expressed here are not representative of the entire UNH fan base. His predecessor, Mark Huddleston was the longest serving and arguably best President in UNH history. P-Hudd had only one nickname.

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  • Darius
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    Originally posted by After the Whistle View Post
    Just when we all thought…..
    I think we are a bit off track when we expect the mens hockey team to be front and center on the Prez radar. When you are at the top of the mountain there are hundreds of these “ most important issues” This is why you have an AD. Full agreement that there something terribly wrong with this situation. Far more gifted that the results would indicate yet so terribly inconsistent and under preforming. If our coach is in year 4 my guess is he has 2 more years. It would be nice to get more of a sense of urgency from all levels as next year could see far more scoring and other issues.
    If it is, it is for reasons we ain’t gonna like.

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  • Chuck Murray
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    Originally posted by Sean Pickett View Post
    Your humor struck me as I've been researching every men's college hockey game to do some statistical analysis based on scoring. So far I've completed researching every game for the past four seasons and a 4 goal lead has been almost insurmountable. Through last night's games when a team has taken a 4 goal lead they have a combined record of 227-0-1 this season and 869-1-3 over the past 4 seasons.

    Sean
    Any bets that UNH was the one team on the wrong side of the blown four goal lead game?

    FWIW I remember getting a rash of crap on here a couple years ago when UNH blew a 3 goal lead late in the 2nd period/early in the 3rd period of a postseason game (likely the MBPBEGAM round?) against UMass, I blew my top, and several folks said it was basically "no big deal". Uh, yeah, blowing any lead is a big deal, especially blowing a late 3 goal lead in the postseason.

    That was early in the MS7 reign, it hasn't happened again since, so we got that going for us ... ;-)

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  • After the Whistle
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    We’ll speak of the devil, Margel starting on the left side of the third line.

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  • wildcatdc
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    Originally posted by Sean Pickett View Post
    Your humor struck me as I've been researching every men's college hockey game to do some statistical analysis based on scoring. So far I've completed researching every game for the past four seasons and a 4 goal lead has been almost insurmountable. Through last night's games when a team has taken a 4 goal lead they have a combined record of 227-0-1 this season and 869-1-3 over the past 4 seasons.

    Sean
    So you’re saying there was a chance?

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  • Chuck Murray
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    Figured I'll knock out a few responses in one fell swoop. First (and best) comes from 'Ref ...

    Originally posted by HockeyRef View Post
    I better not hear ONE THING about how tough it is to play at the Alfond as a reason we stunk up the place. Not one. Because then you'd just have to say that it's tough to play at MC, BU, BC, yada yada yada. And now they wanna tear up the 'Whitt because that has become a bad place for the Wildcats to play. Man, look in the mirror.
    'Ref, on the rare occasions you allow yourself to go nuclear, it's always good staff. Take a bow.

    Originally posted by HockeyRef View Post
    Well amidst all the negatives of last night Nick Cafarelli had a 3 point night...hes been playing well past couple of games. Putting on the blue rimmed glasses take away that horrible first period and we are in this one. And of course that debacle in the 5 min major (sigh that has gone viral) . But you gotta play from the first whistle and that is what Maine did.
    I liken this to the "garbage time" factor that arises at the end of a blowout in hoops. where the guys at the end of the bench get a rare extended slice of playing time, and usually one or two players do a decent job of filling up a box score in a long-resolved, low-scale competitive contest. So, in this instance, it's nice to see Cafarelli coming up with a productive night, at long last. But let's not get carried away, the game was largely settled by the time he chimed in. Maybe he will have made more important impressions on MS7 and his staff, and maybe it will lead to increased ice time tonight to see if he can build further on his Friday night "breakout" performance, under more competitive conditions, with a game hanging in the balance?

    I think you realize you don't get to cut out the bad parts of a game, and then insist the good guys played OK otherwise. It just doesn't work that way. What happened last night "after" the bad parts was a scenario where UMaine's early urgency was transferred into a more cautious "let's not give away what we've earned" (i.e. 4 goal lead) and lock down the result.

    Whether it's Cafarelli's "breakout" or UNH playing even-up later in the game, it's all fool's gold, until proven otherwise, beyond a "what if?" window here, or window there. But you know that. :-)

    Now onto one I'd rather have skipped, but I just can't resist responding to it ...

    Originally posted by Darius View Post
    Can we please be respectful of President Dean? He is more than a dean and far from a dictator.
    Darius, I enjoy your posts and respect what you bring to the forum, and I suspect we'd have a blast over beers with hockey talk (and beyond) in-person at some point in the future ... but please, let's not go over the top with the title worship. Dean is a big boy, and I'm sure he can handle a little pushback (and silliness) over the fact that his last name coincides with one of the more prestigious titles in the world of academia. So he will continue to be "Dean Dean" for me, and hopefully this will not hurt his feelings, or adversely impact the esteem he is held in by his colleagues. I have no formed personal opinion on him at this point, any more than I did with his predecessor Huddles-whatever. He is a neutral, and my mind is entirely open to the idea he could be a transformative figure for UNH Athletics IF he nails this next AD hire. Even if he does nail it 100%, he's likely going to remain "Dean Dean" to me. And maybe someday, Dean Presidente will become "President Presidente". Just because, right? ;-)

    (signed) Chuck Murray
    Self-appointed WIS President-for-Life

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