Friday, January 29, 2010

It's Friday, I'm in Love

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


“We’re feeling great right now. It has been a tough stretch against some great teams, but it’s been fun and we hope we can keep this up.”

“Road trips are always big. We’re playing in a loud venue and it’s going to be exciting in that smaller rink. Duluth is a great team, they play similar hockey to us, and it’s definitely going to be a battle.”

-- Jordy Murray [Henson]

UW: 14-6-4 overall, 10-5-3 WCHA
UMD: 16-9-1 overall, 12-5-1 WCHA

Gameday Links
TV: Charter Extra 87 (Fri & Sat)
Radio: WIBA 1310
Audio webstream: insideBADGERSPORTS ($9.95/mo), (free, Duluth feed)
Video webstream: b2live ($7/game)
Live stats: umdbulldogs
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, DEREK STEPAN won the shootout. I believe that's St. Stepan's 2nd shootout win this season.

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

McDonagh - Gardiner
Smith - Ramage
Goloubef - Schultz


Extra Skaters - Thurber, C Johnson

Goody on Friday (I'm in Love) and Bennett on Saturday?

Bulldog lines
M Connolly - J Connolly - Fontaine
Bordson - Oleksuk - Seidel
Fulton - Akins - Grun
Danberg - DeLisle - Hendrickson

Olsen - Montgomery
Bergman - Lamb
Kishel - Huttel


Series Previews
uwbadgers: preview, game notes
umdbulldogs: preview, game notes
Baggot (WSJ): UW men's hockey at Minnesota-Duluth
Baggot (WSJ blog): Bendickson OK, Eaves sets lineup for Duluth
Henson (Badger Herald): Potential for scoring high in Duluth
Gabriel (Daily Cardinal): No rest for the weary
Pates (Duluth Tribune): Bulldogs face challenge to stay on top, face Badgers at DECC
Pates (Duluth Tribune): Wisconsin at UMD
Pates (Rink&Run blog): Game Day
Pates (Rink&Run blog): A showdown looms

Other Articles/Links
uwbadgers: Davies is WCHA Player of the Week
uwbadgers: Mike Eaves' weekly presser
Baggot (WSJ): Proof isn't in the points for Gardiner
Baggot (WSJ): UW alumni get-together set for this weekend
Baggot (WSJ blog): Some amazing things have happened to UW at the DECC
Baggot (WSJ blog): Five good minutes with Andy Hrodey
Baggot (WSJ blog): The weekend that was in the WCHA
Holt (Badger Herald): No one better
Breiner (Daily Cardinal): Defensemen drive UW's success
Savidge (Daily Cardinal): After impressive Denver series, Badgers playing like national champions
umdbulldogs: Drew Akins' blog

The Usual Suspects
CHN: Tale of the Tape
USCHO: This Week in the WCHA (Spisak), What I Think (Milewski), Tuesday Morning Quarterback (Milewski/Connelly, USCHO Extra)
INCH: Friday Four-cast, First Shift (national notebook), Defense keys St. Cloud surge (WCHA notebook)
Goon's World: Weekend Match-ups (Sioux 7)

HatchetJoe says . . .
HatchetJoe must be sleeping in today . . . perhaps we'll hear from him later?


Gameday Links

No. 10 Wisconsin (14-9-3, 11-8-1) vs. Ohio State (12-10-4, 9-9-2)


Friday, Jan. 29 at 7:07 p.m. ET | Saturday, Jan. 30 at 3:07 p.m. ET


Madison, Wis. | Kohl Center

Game 1

Buckeye Vision | Scarlet and Gray Sports Radio | Livestats

Game 2 | Livestats

Live Blog

All-Time Series

Wisconsin leads 38-4-6

Thanks again to Jacqueline Boscacci!

Series Previews
uwbadgers: preview, game notes
ohiostatebuckeyes: preview, game notes
Erickson (Badger Herald): Badgers looking for success in Columbus
Evans (Daily Cardinal): Badgers in must-win territory as they travel to OSU

Other Articles/Links
uwbadgers: Prévost named WCHA Player of the Week
Hughes (Badger Herald): Deluce key to UW's offensive success