|UMD talking things over against SCSU in 2009|
We have previewed and predicted the opening round games in the post here. We have five game three’s this Sunday, probably a record, but the same is predicted by others who prognosticate (USCHO and CHN).
Here are three points to take the important game one of the series against SCSU:
- Score early and get the lead. UMD is 14-2-2 when scoring first and 10-0-1 when leading after one period. These stats were displayed last weekend when the Bulldogs on Friday scored early on their way to a win. Then Saturday the first period was scoreless before UNO scored two quick goals and never looked back.
- Full participation in scoring and defending. The season has moved to a point where a loss and your season could be over. A minus 3 like in last Saturday’s game is just not acceptable…ever, but especially now.
- Make home a sweep place. Or at least make it a sweet place. The Bulldogs are 3-4-2 in the new AMSOIL Arena. This is the right place to make it a true home. It will be difficult to get a rowdy crowd into the game with the students on Spring Break.