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We have issues scoring that is for sure. However DU isn’t that great of a team either. UND should have had the sweep this weekend. 

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1 minute ago, SiouxBoys said:

And the lack of any talent up front hurts again

Nope, let up off the gas, Denver wanted it more

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Great game!  We missed opportunities.  On the weekend as a whole, I wasn’t blown out of the water by Denver.  Hoff clearly skips weight room day.

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2 minutes ago, Emerald joker said:

Nope, let up off the gas, Denver wanted it more

Bull

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3 minutes ago, Emerald joker said:

Nope, let up off the gas, Denver wanted it more

And the lack of talented forwards..

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Didn't get the outcome tonight but thought overall it was a much better weekend of hockey from this team than what we have seen the majority of this year. Scheel made some big saves and was good again. He would've probably liked the 1st goal back but I'm more disappointed in the d-zone breakdown that leaves a guy open at the bottom of the circle especially that early in the game. This is the type of game where you need to come up with a powerplay goal and take advantage of your chances but the guys just couldn't convert on enough of them. Really thought Cole Smith played well tonight creating a lot of chances, hitting a post, and just really giving Denvers D a lot of trouble throughout the night. Get some guys healed up and play with some urgency right out of Christmas break. 

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Looks to be another bite your nails and hope this team makes the playoffs year.

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Crap.....I'm screaming at the tv, "Don't give them a sniff, don,t give them a sniff!!" with about 60 seconds left.......sure enough.....UND , over the years, has given up a lot of goals in the last minute, seconds. 

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Just now, franchise said:

What a heartbreaker. I just wanted the pairwise tie

As we saw last year, that tie 20 second later could be the difference between the playoffs or no playoffs.

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28 lost two battles that cost them two goals this weekend.  I wish my dad was the coach.  Should not be on the ice with a minute left in OT.  

Also not surprised to see our penalty kill improve this weekend with 9 out of the lineup. 

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11 minutes ago, SiouxBoys said:

And the lack of any talent up front hurts again

You nailed it on the head, injuries to forwards be damned.  There's no way we should have been held scoreless until the 57th minute mark or lost that game had we had a few forwards who could finish/had more offensive creativity-skill.

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That was the first gut punch of the season. This isn't the first game they've lost that they probably deserved to win this year, but that they way they lost that one was heartbreaking. Hockey can be a cruel game.

It's funny that of the last three games, this one being the loss, it's after this game that I feel the most confident in this team. This team doesn't have and will always lack the top end talent offensively, but I really like where they could get to offensively when healthy. They won't ever be a great offense, but with the goaltending / defense they have, they could end up being a real solid team. The Smith / Senden / Hain line would be a fantastic 4th line. How I'd like to see it.

Mismash / Jones / Kawaguchi

JJ / Gardner / Adams

Hoff / Weatherby / Keane

Smith / Senden / Hain

That's not a bad forward group.

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With 10 seconds left in the 3rd if Jordan cuts to the middle of the ice with two guys going to the front of the net. He would have had a great chance for a goal.

Jordan needs to stop with this pass first mentality.  

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9 minutes ago, SiouxBoys said:

And the lack of talented forwards..

Sorry, just a little from what I just saw, it seemed to they slowed down just enough in their own zone to get scored on, I was almost waiting for it to happen because they weren’t getting the puck out of their own zone soon enough 

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1 minute ago, AJS said:

That was the first gut punch of the season. This isn't the first game they've lost that they probably deserved to win this year, but that they way they lost that one was heartbreaking. Hockey can be a cruel game.

It's funny that of the last three games, this one being the loss, it's after this game that I feel the most confident in this team. This team does have and will always lack the top end talent offensively, but I really like where they could get to offensively when healthy. They won't ever be a great offense, but with the goaltending / defense they have, they could end up being a real solid team. The Smith / Senden / Hain line would be a fantastic 4th line. How I'd like to see it.

Mismash / Jones / Kawaguchi

JJ / Gardner / Adams

Hoff / Weatherby / Keane

Smith / Senden / Hain

That's not a bad forward group.

You put it well, AJS.  After we got to OT I was just hoping for the tie so could claim a good weekend at home but the way we were buzzing their net halfway thru the OT I thought WTH, get the win baby!  Not to be though, we settle for a split at home.  And it will be damn tough to get a sweep in Den, that just about never happens. Will just be hoping to salvage a split out there. 

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11 minutes ago, SiouxScore said:

Didn't get the outcome tonight but thought overall it was a much better weekend of hockey from this team than what we have seen the majority of this year. Scheel made some big saves and was good again. He would've probably liked the 1st goal back but I'm more disappointed in the d-zone breakdown that leaves a guy open at the bottom of the circle especially that early in the game. This is the type of game where you need to come up with a powerplay goal and take advantage of your chances but the guys just couldn't convert on enough of them. Really thought Cole Smith played well tonight creating a lot of chances, hitting a post, and just really giving Denvers D a lot of trouble throughout the night. Get some guys healed up and play with some urgency right out of Christmas break. 

Good point about the PP.  This game is an example that separates cup winners from 4th place teams.  A PP goal per game puts conference points on the board when playing top tier teams.  

Sigh.

Other than that, solid defensive effort this weekend holding DU shot counts down.  Also, Senden/Hain/Smith...Kober nailed it, that line is all heart.  

I'm encouraged by our freshman class, and especially impressed with Scheel.  That kind of goalie can take you places.

 

GO SIOUX!

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Someone recently posted the PP stats from years past and as we all know, it's never been good, that being said, the PP this year is on a entirely different level. It's hard to comprehend how it's this bad. I can confidently say, if they didn't practice it at all and the coaching staff said to the team, you guys figure it out, it wouldn't be any worse. It's not that they just don't score, it kills the momentum they have every time. 

Here's a guarantee, there will be a couple games in the second half where they will go something like 3 for 5 and 4 for 8, probably against Canisius and Omaha which will somewhat save the overall percentage (from being in the bottom 10 in the country). Others have said it, but it's the timely PP goals that you really need. Not the two they got in in a 6-2 loss to Western. 

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Good game to watch, bad ending result. 

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