As you can tell by the screen shots that I posted here, both five minute major penalties were correctly called (kind of). Gleason should have been called for boarding, not checking from behind but the hit was malicious enough to warrant a 5 and a game.
I can all but guarantee that Brett Hextall will get a suspension for his hit on Jordy Murray tonight. That's textbook evidence on what the league is trying to avoid. Was his head down? Yes, he put himself in a bad spot but it still doesn't make it ok.
I don't have many comments tonight but I did have one thought that really pissed me off.
Fans that booed at the Kohl Center tonight should be embarrassed. These are college kids. 18-23 year old kids. And your booing because the power play didn't look that great? That's sad. This team has overachieved all season and worked their butts off to prove the haters wrong, and we turn our backs on them when they struggle against one of the best teams in the country? That pisses me off. What do you think the recruits we had in town for the weekend thought about that? I bet they were really impressed.
Think about that the next time you decide to be an idiot and boo our own team.
Edit: I had to add, Scott Gudmandson looked great tonight. We have two legit #1's right now in goal and it's a luxury. I can promise you there won't be many nights where our offense is blanked. If our goalies continue to play like they have we're going to win a lot of hockey games this season.
Wisconsin State Journal (Baggot): Badgers get a gut check against North Dakota
Grand Forks Herald (Schlossman): Sioux blank Badgers 1-0
Grand Forks Herald Blog (Schlossman): Game Day Final, UND 1, Wisconsin 0
UWBadgers.com: Badgers fall to North Dakota, 1-0
UWBadgers.com: Final Statistics
UWBadgers.com ($): Post game press conference
UWBadgers.com: Gameday Blog
FightingSioux.com: Penalty Kill pays off in gritty 1-0 Sioux win at Wisconsin
BadgerNation.com ($): Power Outage
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