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Niagara finally back to full strength. 3:00 left in regulation, 3-2 MSU.
SOG: 35-23 MSU.
Let's see our Team D play some lockdown, clog-em-up D. 3:50 secs to go in the game.
Add an assist to Matt DeBlouw on that last goal, his first points as a Spartan.
Nice step up and break up by Travis Walsh. Dad would be proud. As would grandpa.
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Timeout for Niagara. 1:31 left in the game with the score being 3-2.
And there goes the goalie for Niagara....
Icing on MSU iwth 25.6 seconds left. Goalie is pulled. 3-2 MSU is up
MSU wins!!!! 3-2 is your final score with MSU scoring 3 goals in the third period to win their first game of the season.
SPARTANS WIN! 3-2 final!
Damn! Nice victory by MSU. Three unanswered goals by MSU in the third period. Niagara screwed themselves with penalties, but that one they got was a clean check. I don't think MSU scored on that PP, though. Really good effort against a solid Niagara team. Kinda reminded me of a Ferris the way they played defense, but made the most of scoring chances. Fortunately, for us, Yanakeff stepped up in the last half of the game. Did well.
Final SOG: 36-24 MSU. Spartans won 39 of 62 faceoffs.
Really happy with these stats, A. Allen. Particularly the faceoffs. Much better than we've been in recent years.
Hell, recent weeks.
It was an excellent third period. I liked our aggressive play toward the Niagara net. Also, despite going only 1-for-6, I really liked the power play tonight, too.
Definite bright spots, and definitely one of those character building wins.
I can't wait to see how they come out tomorrow. Definitely a good win for MSU tonight after what I thought was kind of a slow start. The shot numbers might be a little off just based on how much time they spent on the power-play in the 3rd period, but nice to see them finish with 20 shots in the 3rd period alone (especially knowing it was a period where they needed to find some offense since they were down 0-2 going into it).
Still some mistakes in their own zone they'll need to clean-up as the season goes on, but with so many freshman on the ice every night, those mistakes are to be expected. Hopefully they'll continue to grow as a team.
What do you think the chances are we'll see different goalies for each team tomorrow?
And if the good Lord’s willin’,
I’m a keep on chillin’,
refillin’ and flyin’ high
Some final stats for tonight:
MSU: Lee Reimer, Matt Berry, Jake Chelios
Niagara: Jeff Hannan(2)
Shots on goal:
MSU: 36 (20 in the third period)
Three stars of the game:
3) Jeff Hannan, Niagara
2) Matt Berry, MSU
1) Tanner Sorenson, MSU
I think we'll see both goaltenders tomorrow, too. Chubak has two great periods before MSU started to pour it on. I think his performance tonight cemented him as Niagara's starter for the rest of the year.
Anastos has gone with Yanakeff in every game this season and outright refused to pull him when things got dire in Minneapolis. I think Anastos sees Yanakeff as the team's everyday starter.
Paid attendance was 4,063 tonight. With a 3:30 p.m. football start, there's a good chance the turnout might only be a fraction of that tomorrow.
Where do you guys watch these games? I want to start following college without the NHL sseason.
Great win tonight. Niagara, as expected, was a solid team and it was a great comeback.
I thought we looked good for the most part. The first period was meh, but the second and third were both much better. It didn't show up in the stats, but I thought we controlled play a great deal in the 2nd period and NU finally took some trips to the box in the 3rd period.
I expect we will see a lot of these close nailbiters this year.
Good to get the comeback win to erase the bad taste from last weekend. I liked what i saw from our freshman and Yanakeff was fantastic. Make no mistake, Niagara is a tough team and this is a solid non con win. Gonna have to scrap for the sweep tomorrow.
Also, quite unexpectedly, Penn State lost 3-0 to D-III school buffalo state, tonight. That one's gotta hurt.
There's a few games listed here:
I guess time will tell about Niagara this year. I'm not ready to call them a solid team after they lost 10-2 to Colgate earlier this season. They might turn out to be ok and it definitely looks like they've found their goalie for the season (he didn't play in the 10-2 loss, both back-ups combined to give up 10 goals on 35 shots).
That being said, good win and hopefully the team that was out there in the 3rd period last night is the same team that starts the game tonight. I thought Niagara had a little more jump early in the game tonight.
Yeah, for Niagara it definitely seems like Chubak is the guy and I'm sure they want to see how he reacts to a back-to-back situation.
The only reason I suggested Yanakeff might get the night off is it seems like coaches often try to get back-up goalies a start early in the season against a non-conference team just to get them some live game action in case something happens to the starting goalie later in the year. They at least then have the experience of starting a college hockey game. Niagara seems like a better opponent for that than doing it in Minnesota.
That being said, I fully expect Yanakeff to be the guy this season and he'll start almost every game (I could see him getting one of the Penn State games off)
Here's a good MSU schedule that lays out their television games for this year.
It looks like all but 3 home games will be available on TV if you're a Comcast subscriber. There are also 10 games scheduled for NBC Sports, Fox Sports Detroit, and the Big Ten Network if you aren't a Comcast customer (Because obviously you won't get the Comcast channel that's showing the rest of the games)
Also, if you want to get into college hockey more in general (not just MSU), I expect NBC sports may pick-up more games if the NHL lockout continues. The CBS College Sports channel also shows some hockey and if you have the sports package through Comcast (I believe DirecTV also carries these), the Fox College Sports channels pick-up a lot of Minnesota and North Dakota hockey, as well as a decent number of games from the East coast (especially on Friday nights...Saturday night they pretty much are filled with football games until December)
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Hockey from Munn in about five minutes.
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