Friday, March 13, 2009

It's Friday, I'm in Love

I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's grey and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday, I'm in love
BADGER MEN v. MANKATO, FRI/SAT/SUN (if necessary) @ 7 PM
I want to see Shane shine; I want to see Goro scoro; I want to see Bam-Bam back and wham-whamming; I want to see St. Stepan stoning 'em; I want to see Jamie shaming 'em.

This is the opportunity. This is the chance. Bucky can show his true colors. We will forget it all with one great burst of what this team knows it can be; what we know it can be.

-- The Monsignor, regarding this weekend's series

We can’t just get a lead and think the game is over. They came back both nights … we have got to make sure we are ready every time, every second of the game.

-- Tom Gorowsky, regarding the last series @ Mankato

When you get a lead, you just have to finish out, keep playing offense and not worry about getting scored against.

-- Cody Goloubef, about holding 3rd-period leads

The atmosphere in the locker room the last couple weekends has people really gripping their sticks. A win like this tonight is a big win against a good team and can definitely get the ball rolling for the playoffs.

-- Derek Stepan, after Saturday's victory over UND

It shows us that we can do it against the best team in our league. It’s a big confidence boost going into this weekend to know that once we get a lead, we can keep it. If we can do it against North Dakota, why can’t you do it against a team like [Minnesota State]?

-- Cody Goloubef, looking forward to this weekend's series

Gameday Links
TV: Wisconsin Channel (live), WPT (tape-delay)
Radio: WIBA 1310 (Madison, webstream now free!), ESPN 540 (MKE) - Fri only @ 7PM, yahoosports ($4.95/mo), WSUM (free)
Video webstream: uwbadgers (free), Wisconsin Channel (free)
Livestats: uwbadgers
Game blogs: none (away games only)

Lines
Andy Bohmbach-Blake Geoffrion-Aaron Bendickson
John Mitchell-Sean Dolan-Ben Grotting
Michael Davies-Derek Stepan-Tom Gorowsky
Jordy Murray-Matt Thurber-Patrick Johnson

Jake Gardiner-Jamie McBain
Ryan McDonagh-Cody Goloubef
Brendan Smith-Craig Johnson

Shane Connelly
Scott Gudmandson

Series Previews
uwbadgers: preview, game notes
msumavericks: none
Baggot (WSJ): UW vs. Minnesota State-Mankato preview
Baggot (Badgerbeat blog): UW back at full strength; Mankato loses Bruess for first game
Savidge (Daily Cardinal): In WCHA playoffs, rematch with Mavericks looms large
Mason (Badger Herald): Wisconsin prepares for MNSU
Worgull (BN): Getting the edge back (premium content)
Berhow (MSU Reporter): MSU men's hockey gameday

Other Articles
Baggot (WSJ): Stepan steps up his game
uwbadgers: Stepan earns WCHA Rookie of the Week
uwbadgers: Eaves' Monday presser
uwbadgers: Men's hockey media info for this weekend
Paul Braun (uwbadgers): Farewell Badger fans
Frederick (Mankato Free Press): Mavericks' Bruess suspended . . . again
Frederick (Mankato Free Press): Going home is the goal for MSU senior


The Usual Suspects
CHN: WCHA Tourney Preview, Tale of the Tape
USCHO: This Week in the WCHA
INCH: WCHA 1st-round playoff preview, WCHA recap



BADGER WOMEN v. DARTMOUTH, NCAA QUARTERFINALS: SAT 1PM

Gameday Links
TV: none
Radio: WSUM (audio stream)
Video Webstream: both games - uwbadgers
Live Stats: uwbadgers
Live blog: none (away games only)

Series Previews
uwbadgers: preview, game notes
dartmouthsports: preview, game notes
Storlie (Daily Cardinal): Icers open championship drive vs. Dartmouth

Other Articles/Links
uwbadgers: Johnson's Monday presser
Nold (Badger Herald): Playoff championship sets up UW for NCAA's