Thursday, January 21, 2010

Its All Coming Together

With Friday’s win, hanging onto a 2-1 lead, the Bulldogs achieved their first victory when scoring less than three goals. As a side note, UMD is 15-0-1 when they score three or more goals.

In Saturday’s come from ahead win 4-3 in overtime, the Bulldogs achieved a four game winning streak for the first time this season.

This season’s UMD team has chemistry. They have the will and confidence that they can come from behind, score goals when they need them, and beat any team that they face. It will be an exciting finish to the season to see where this Bulldog team lands.

Rankings. USCHO’s Poll and the USA Today/USA Hockey Poll has UMD ranked at #4. Inside College Hockey Power Ranking puts the Bulldogs at #4 also, saying:

Mike Connolly scored 3:43 into OT to give the Bulldogs a 4-3 win over Minnesota State Saturday. UMD is 3-0-1 in the extra session this season and 5-0-9 in OT since dropping a 2-1 decision to North Dakota on March 2, 2008.
The most important ranking of them all that we will focus on from now to the end is the Pairwise Ranking (PWR) that ultimately selects the NCAA Tournament participants. The current PWR ranks UMD at #3 just above #4 Wisconsin who is the UMD opponent the last weekend of January at the DECC.

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