Thursday, April 10, 2008

BC/NoDak Frozen Four Semi

Since I'm watching, why not blog between periods.

1st period: BC 4 NoDak 0

JPL does not look good and has already let in 4 goals. Where was this a few sunday's back in Madison? JPL has spent more time diving, anytime a BC player is near him, then worrying about stopping goals.

BC is just faster than NoDak and working harder getting to the loose pucks. Gerbe just blew by Joe Finley for one of the goals shorthanded. NoDak has only really controlled the offensive zone on the PP where they looked pretty good, hit a post, but haven't been able to get one past Muse of BC.

Hakstol stop embrassing the WCHA and get back in the game in the 2nd!

2nd period: BC 6 NoDak 0

Well the game is out of hand. If the lgm come back from this it will be miracle of epic proportions.

As someone commented during the 2nd, BC is certainly finishing on their plays. Though JPL didn't look THIS bad in Madison in the Regional Final, it certainly could have been 7-0 at the end of the 2nd for the Badgers a few weeks back. I counted 4 posts and the missed chance on Davies' breakaway.

Only 5 shots in the 2nd for the Sioux and they never really looked in sync. BC is giving them opportunities by taking penalties and giving PP chances, but nothing's going tonight. Taylor Chorney took a knee to knee hit (should have been a penalty) and hasn't returned. That is huge, since he is the Sioux's best Dman.

Gerbe, BC, has a hat trick w/ an even strength goal, short handed goal and power play goal. He looks impressive, and really BC looks great tonight.

Final: BC 6 North Dakota 1

Not much more to add. Late goal by North Dakota to deny the freshman Muse of BC a shutout. W/ mustaches that bad, did they really expect to win?

The ESPN announcers are pretty good this year. I like Ray Ferraro a lot more than Barry Melrose, even if he just said "south dakota broke up the shut out".

Now we get to listen to everyone say how the WCHA sucks and didn't deserve 6 bids this season, blah blah blah.