Friday, March 6, 2009

It's Friday, I'm in Love

You can never get enough
Enough of this stuff
It's Friday, I'm in love

BADGER MEN v. NORTH DAKOTA, FRI/SAT* 7 PM
*If you haven't received the emails and prerecorded phone calls from the athletic department, let me remind you that Saturday's game is at 7 PM, not 8 PM as listed on your ticket.

Gameday Links
TV: My Madison TV (live), WPT (tape-delay)
Radio: WIBA 1310 (Madison, webstream now available free!), ESPN 540 (Milwaukee, 7:00 Fri / 6:30 Sat), yahoosports ($4.95/mo), WSUM (free)
Video webstream: uwbadgers (free)
Livestats: uwbadgers
Game blogs: none (away games only)

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

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

Shane Connelly
Scott Gudmandson

As expected, Geofrion is out (injury) and Podge Turnbull is in.

Andy Baggot has heard my pleas and has reported that Shane Connelly won the shootout this week. (Paul Capobianco heard my pleas last week, too, and reported the shootout result in his Badger Hockey Insider email, but the email didn't go out until after I posted Friday morning, and I didn't have internet access again until after the game started. Hey Capo, gotta send those emails out Thursday night for me!)

Series Previews
uwbadgers: game notes
fightingsioux.com: preview, game notes
Baggot (WSJ): UW vs. North Dakota preview
Baggot (WSJ): UW looks to hold on, hold off Sioux
Baggot (Badgerbeat blog): Of injuries and omens
Worgull (BN): No. 16 North Dakota vs. No. 19 Wisconsin
Savidge (Daily Cardinal): UW in desparate need of a win
Bleach (Badger Herald): Badgers to face Sioux in finale
Schlossman (GF Herald): Thursday notebook
Stone (Dakota Student): Quest for a point


Other Articles
Mason (Badger Herald): UW goaltenders wait their turn
Milewski (Press Box): One guess as to the WCHA's finish
Hagstrom (Badger Herald): Good, bad, ugly of UW pro prospects
Paul Braun's Reckonings (uwbadgers): Media in college hockey
Schlossman (GF Herald): A remarkable run for UND
Schlossman (GF Herald): Four questions with Chay Genoway

The Usual Suspects
CHN: Tale of the Tape
USCHO: This Week in the WCHA
INCH: Stick salute, bench minor, great weekend getaway; Fries at the bottom of the bag



BADGER WOMEN @ THE FINAL FACE-OFF (RIDDER)
Semi #1 - Sat 1 PM: gophers v. mavericks
Semi # 2 -Sat 4 PM: Badgers v. Foreign Legion
Championship - Sun 1 PM

Gameday Links
BTD coverage
Video webcast: WCHA.tv (free)
TV: tape-delay on FSN North and FSN WI (TBA)
Game blog: Boscacci

Series Previews
uwbadgers: preview, game notes
umdbulldogs: preview
Storlie (Daily Cardinal): UW laces us skates for Minnesota-Duluth