Friday, October 23, 2009

It's Friday, I'm in Love

Saturday, wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday, never hesitate . . .

BADGER MEN @ mankato, FRI 7:30 PM / SAT 7 PM
This is the exact type of game that we need to play to establish who we want to be. We’re going to a tough environment, and I expect this group to play well and bounce back. -- Mike Eaves

We have got to get rid of that bad taste. This weekend is a good opportunity to do that. -- Derek Stepan
UW: 0-1-1 overall, 0-1-1 WCHA
Mankato: 2-2-0 overall, 0-2- WCHA (last weekend swept by Duluth, 5-2, 3-2)

You can find Gandalf's preseason look at Mankato here.

Gameday Links

TV: Charter channel 87 statewide in MN and WI (per mavhockey on uscho)
Radio: Madison - WIBA 1310
Audio webstream: uwbadgers (link is in the calendar, free this week per Capobianco)*, msumavericks
Video webstream: B2live ($7)
Live stats: msumavericks
Live blog: Capobianco (uwbadgers)**, Worgull (BN)***, Frederick (Mankato Free Press)

* Capo said it's free, but it seems to want me to register, and to do that it wants me to pick a package.

** I can't find the direct link to Capo's blog anymore, but I'm sure it'll be linked on the men's hockey homepage

*** Again, I don't have the direct blog link, but Worgull says it should be linked on the front page.

Weekly Shooutout Winner
Hmmm, last week Podge Turnbull won the weekly shootout along with a spot in the lineup (and looked pretty good all weekend, I thought), and this week MIKE DAVIES won the shootout along with a spot in the lineup . . .

Bohmbach - Geoffrion - P Johnson
Mitchell - Street - Grotting
Murray - Stepan - C Smith
Turnbull - Bendickson - Davies

McDonagh - Gardiner
Goloubef - Schultz
Smith - Ramage


Bennett gets the nod tonight. As usual, no word on who will start on Saturday, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Gudmandson.

Series Previews
uwbadgers: preview, game notes
msumavericks: preview, game notes
Baggot (WSJ): Badgers vs. Minnesota State-Mankato
Baggot (WSJ): Badgers have been cold as ice in Mankato
Worgull (BN): Finding the Inner Smith (premium content)
Henson (Badger Herald): Badgers to Battle WCHA foe Minnesota State
Savidge (Daily Cardinal): Badgers look for road win against Mavericks

If you don't normally read the campus papers' articles, check out the Henson article, as it has a bunch of good quotes.

And I'll forgive Savidge the typo in the subheader (The Wisconsin men's basketball team will face Minnesota State this weekend) b/c the article includes a Bohmber quote and a Bohmber pic. BOHMBER!

Other Articles/Links
Baggot (WSJ blog): Geoffrion cleared to play; Bennett will start
Baggot (WSJ blog): Eaves sees progress from Davies
Worgull (BN): Answering Questions (premium content)
Frederick (Mankato Free Press): MSU's Mouillierat among WCHA's elite

The Usual Suspects
CHN: Tale of the Tape
USCHO: This Week in the WCHA
INCH: Friday Four-cast (national notebook); Net Results for Colorado College, Wisconsin; First Shift (national notebook)

BADGER WOMEN v. ohio state, FRI/SAT 7 PM (Kohl Center)

UW: 2-2-0 overall, 2-2-0-0 WCHA
OSU: 1-2-3 overall, 1-2-1-0 WCHA (last week won 5-2 and tied 2-2 (lost in shootout) @ Bemidji)

Gameday Links
TV: none
Radio: none
Audio webstream: WSUM (free) - no confirmation, but I'd expect they'll be broadcasting
Video webstream: bigtennetwork ($2.99)*
Live stats: uwbadgers - Friday, Saturday
Live blog: none (away games only)

*uwbadgers will no longer be streaming the games for free.

Series Previews
uwbadgers: preview, game notes
ohiostatebuckeyes: preview, game notes
Donohue (Badger Herald): Hockey looking for steady play

Other Articles/Links
Augustine: Highlight video of all Badger goals so far this season
Augustine: Highlight video of red/white scrimmage goals

With a bye last weekend, Olivia Jakiel took the week off her blog.