Over and over Bulldog fans have been hearing how important the games are. Every weekend seems to be "the last stand" for UMD and their chances for home ice in the NCHC playoffs, NCAA playoffs, and to live up to expectations of this talented team.
And over and over, the struggles for UMD trump the efforts. Some say UMD can't score "enough", but when they do, the defense sags. When the defense is tops, offense sags. Early leads vaporize, late leads don't feel safe. Baffling season.
But here it is again, the chance to right the ship with a 110% effort when backs are against the wall in this must-have weekend. Check.
Picks by @afiskness. This weekends series against the Tigers is likely to be one that Bulldog fans will point back to no matter the outcome. A sweep will really help UMD stay in the race for home ice in the playoffs. A split or a couple ties won't change the standings much and being swept will likely keep UMD in the bottom half of the standings at the end of the year. My concern is the lack of scoring will continue and UMD will fall to seven or eight in the NCHC standings. Not a good place to be this or any year.