Friday, February 6, 2009

It's Friday, I'm in Love

Saturday, wait
And Sunday always comes too late

But Friday, never hesitate...



Looks like Aaron Bendickson, shown left, is back in the Badgers' lineup. Bendickson left last Friday's game early due to a lower body injury and did not play on Saturday. (Photo by Neil Ament, Badgers v. gophers 1/25/08.)


BADGER MEN @ minnesota: FRI/SAT 7 PM

Gameday Links
TV: Fri - Big Ten (Rosen/Andringa); Sat - FSN (Woog/tRug)
Radio*: WIBA 1310, yahoosports ($4.95/mo)
Video webstream: none
Livestats: gophersports
Game blogs: Milewski, Capobianco

*ESPN 540 in Milwaukee has partial Friday coverage (game joined in progress ~ 8:45), no coverage on Saturday.



EVERBODY HATES mINNESTOA WEEK
All of our minnesota SUCKS posts (and there's a bunch of them!)
#1 PK in the nation . . . Wisconsin Badgers
Around the WCHA Feb 6 & 7
Learning about your opponent: Alex Kangas (from earlier this year)

Lines
Andy Bohmbach-Blake Geoffrion-Tom Gorowsky

Jordy Murray-Derek Stepan-Michael Davies

John Mitchell-Aaron Bendickson-Ben Grotting

Patrick Johnson-Sean Dolan-Matt Thurber


Jake Gardiner-Jamie McBain

Ryan McDonagh-Cody Goloubef

Ryan Little-Craig Johnson


Shane Connelly

Scott Gudmandson


With Bendickson back, it looks like once again Podge Turnbull (along with Chris Hickey and Tom Bardis) is the odd man out. On D, Brendan Smith is still injured, and Eric Springer is a healthy scratch. Turnbull and Springer are the 2 extra skaters making the trip to minneapolis.

Mike Davies won the shootout this week, his 2nd of the season.


Series Previews
uwbadgers: game notes
gophersports: preview, game notes
Milewski (Icehouse): Bendickson back in lineup
Milewski (TCT): UW vs. Minnesota preview
Baggot (WSJ): Badgers vs. Gophers preview
Worgull (BN): Stormy forecast (premium content)
Milewski (TCT): Border Battle for women, men offer intrigue
Breiner (Daily Cardinal): Border battle with Minnesota excites Badgers
Bleach (Badger Herald): UW to take on Minnesota
Schelling (Badger Herald): Exciting series in Border Battle
Mason (Badger Herald): Men's hockey team prepares for gophers
Augustoviz (Star Tribune): Gophers vs. Wisconsin
Deutsch (MN Daily): Another series, another rivalry for Gophers

Other Articles
Baggot (WSJ): Bohmbach project paying dividends
Milewski (TCT): Miss may motivate Gorowsky
Mason (Badger Herald): Shattuck keeps up elite trend
Brothers (Pioneer Press): Gopher men's hockey losses don's daunt Lucia
Augustoviz (Star Tribune): Gophers' blue line on red alert
Milewski (TCT): Lucia says there's not enough respect between players

The Usual Suspects
CHN: Tale of the Tape
USCHO: This Week in the WCHA
INCH: Tigers thinking home ice, more seismic fun in Anchorage; Stick salute, bench minor, getaway




BADGER WOMEN @ minnesota: Sat/Sun 2 PM
*Edited to add WIBA (Brian Posick) and WSUM (Eric Levine) audio links!

Gameday Links
TV: none
Radio: WIBA 1310 (free, Sat only) -- also available online!
Audio webstream: WSUM (free, both days); USCHO game of the week (free, Sat only); gophersports (pay, both days)
Video webstream: USCHO game of the week (free, Sat only); gophersports (pay, both days)
Live stats: gophersports
Live blog: Boscacci, Milewski

Series Previews
uwbadgers: preview, game notes
gophersports: preview, game notes
WCHA website: WCHA lead at stake as border battle ensues at Ridder
Milewski (TCT): Border Battle for women, men offer intrigue
Savidge (Daily Cardinal): Badgers, Gophers battle this weekend to determine WCHA champion
Donahue (Badger Herald): Badgers, Gophers vying for nation's top ranking
Schelling (Badger Herald): Badgers go head-to-head with Gophers
Mosgaller (Badger Herald): Minnesota natives get pumped up
Schelling (Badger Herald): Exciting series in Border Battle
Pioneer Press: It's No. 2 U vs. No. 1 Badgers
Hanse (MN Daily): Title implications on the line this weekend at Ridder

Other Articles
Storlie (Daily Cardinal): Senior duo together from the start
uwbadgers: Lawler and Vetter earn WCHA honors