Friday, October 23, 2009

MHKY G3: Badgers 6 - Mavericks 0

"They beat us all over the ice. We let them take it to us and we didn’t answer. They won every facet of the game: face-offs, lose-puck battles, they won every little battle tonight and you’re not going to beat anyone in this league with an effort like that." -- Mavericks forward Kael Mouillierat

"Our first goal was to come out and play hard. We wanted to come out and established our heart. We didn’t play the way we wanted to play against CC both nights. We did that tonight. The next step is coming out and being consistent, coming out the same way.” -- Blake Geoffrion

"It’s a step in the right direction. It’s our team maturing and knowing what to do. Guys weren’t selfish out there, even with a 3-0 lead. That’s good for our team." -- Blake Geoffrion

Cerniglia said one of the best things about tonight (besides 6 Badger goals, of course!) was that we didn't have to listen to the stupid Ole song. Good point, Mike!

Scoring 6 goals seems like a great way to avoid blowing a 3-goal lead or blowing a 3rd period lead. I think the Badgers should continue along on this path . . .

Nice to see 40 SOG, especially as it seems that a lot of them were good ones. Also nice to limit the opponent to 19 SOG. Can't complain about that. I didn't watch the game, but it certainly sounded like the Badgers dictated play.

Also nice to hear that Michael Davies competed hard and played well. His physical play was mentioned quite a bit by Posick/Cerniglia.

Oh, and isn't it nice for the Badgers to get their 1st win @ Mankato since Dec 11, 2004?

3 stars of the Game per Cerniglia/Posick
1. Brendan Smith - 1 G, 1A, 8 SOG, +1
2. Michael Davies - 2 A, 2 SOG, +2, physical presence
3. Brett Bennett - shutout

Subway Sub of the Game per Cerniglia/Posick
Mike Davies

box: uwbadgers, collegehockeystats, uscho
- uwbadgers: Badgers Melt MSU to get first victory
- msumavericks: Mavericks absorb 6-0 home loss to #18 Wisconsin Friday
- Baggot (WSJ): Badgers' six-pack breaks the ice
- Frederick (Mankato Free Press): Badgers silence Mavericks
- Berhow (USCHO): Badgers maul Mavericks
- Worgull (BN): Maverick Hunters (premium content)
- Wodon (CNN): Game Gab - Nightly post game analsyis
game blogs: Capobianco (uwbadgers), Worgull (BN), Frederick (Mankato Free Press)
postgame interviews: uwbadgers