Friday, November 27, 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 @ College Hockey Showcase: FRI 6 PM (MSU) / SAT 6:30 PM (UofM)

Gameday Links
TV: Saturday only - Comcast (Michigan)
Radio: WIBA 1310
Audio webstream: insideBADGERSPORTS ($9.95/mo)
Video webstream: Friday only - bigtennetwork ($2.99/game)
Live stats: CBS gametracker - Friday, Saturday
Live blog: Capobianco*, Worgull (BN)*

* I don't have the direct blog links, but they should be linked on the front page of their respective sites at game time.

Weekly Shooutout Winner
This week, JORDY MURRAY won the shootout over Ryan Little.

Here are the previous winners and how they did that weekend:
Wk 6: Derek Stepan (0-1-1, E)
Wk 5: Jake Gardiner (0-0-0, +4, 3 SOG)
Wk 4: Blake Geoffrion (2-1-3, 10 SOG, +1)
Wk 3: Justin Schultz (0-0-0, E, 1 SOG, looked solid on D to me)
Wk 2: Mike Davies (0-2-0, 6 SOG, and sounds like he played really well)
Wk 1: Podge Turnbull (0-0-0, 5 SOG, and despite being held off the scoresheet I thought he looked really good)

Badger Lines
Bohmbach - Geoffrion - C Smith
Mitchell - Street - Lee
Murray - Stepan - Davies
Grotting - Bendickson - P Johnson

McDonagh - Gardiner
Smith - Ramage
Goloubef - Schultz


The forward lines appear to be mostly the same as last weekend with a couple of minor changes. John Mitchell has been moved up to the 2nd line, moving Derek Lee over to the left side of that line and bumping Ben Grotting back down to the 4th line.

The defensive pairings remain the same. Brett Bennett gets the nod in goal on Friday. As usual we'll have to wait until Saturday to hear who will play Sat night, although in his Monday press conference, Eaves' implied that Gudmandson will start on Sat.

Series Previews

uwbadgers: game notes
msuspartans: preview, game notes
mgoblue: game notes
Baggot (WSJ): College Hockey Showcase
Baggot (WSJ blog): Badgers prepare for smaller ice sheets
Baggot (WSJ blog): Eaves, UW seek a signature victory

Other Articles/Links
Baggot (WSJ): Small package packs productive punches
Baggot (WSJ blog): Eaves inspired by his peers
Baggot (WSJ blog): Five good minutes with Cody Goloubef
uwbadgers: Mike Eaves' weekly presser

The Usual Suspects
CHN: Tale of the Tape - @ MSU, @ UofM
USCHO: This Week in the WCHA, Milewski's What I Think, Tuesday Morning Quarterback (Extra)
INCH: Friday Four-cast (national notebook), First Shift (national notebook), WCHA: Bulldogs succeed with scoring
Goon's World: Weekend Match-ups (Sioux7)

HatchetJoe says . . .
"oohgani nawgawah eechi pow-wow goomeh" ...Potawatomi for,"Are these BigTen Conference games?"

BADGER WOMEN @ Providence: Fri/Sat 6 PM

Gameday Links

TV: none
Radio: none
Audio webstream: Sat only - CBS College Sports (per Boscacci, but I don't see the event listed yet)
Video webstream: none
Live stats: CBS gametracker - Friday, Saturday
Live blog: Boscacci*

* I don't have the direct blog link, but it should be linked on the front page at game time.

Weekly Shootout Winner
Stephanie McKeough

Series Previews
uwbadgers: preview, game notes
friars: I don't see anything on their site

Other Articles/Links
Olivia Jakiel (uwbadgers blog): Thanksgiving weekend