Friday, January 05, 2007

Nuts and Bolts

1st Period:
Last Sunday when writing about the UAF series I mentioned how the 3rd and 4th lines have been exceeding their roles and getting more scoring chances. Tonight in the 1st period Peter Cartwright staked UAA to a 1-0 lead with some forechecking work and cycling that is becoming classic for UAA. Tarkir to Lowe to Cartwright. Real nice goal. The rest of the period the Seawolves controlled most of the play in the Huskies end. There were two or three other scoring chances that Goepfert handled. The Power Play looked decent with plenty of puck movement and they managed a couple of reasonable shots as well. The Penalty Kill was great during it's single appearance with Jay Beagle once again killing a solid 20 seconds on his own deep in the St. Cloud end. SCSU iced the puck 6 or 7 times in the first to relieve some of the pressure UAA applied. I didn't think the period was one where UAA actually tilted the ice but it wasn't far from being so with SCSU only managing 4 shots in the period.

2nd Period:
Both teams scored 2 goals in the 2nd unfortunately referee Todd Anderson pulled the WCHA "barely look" at the replay to rule no goal. Had dumbass actually taken a good look at the replay he would have seen the puck behind the goal line in Goepfert's armpit. If you're going to look at a replay then you ought to at least look at the play for more than 20 seconds. The Huskies scored on the next rush up the ice. Beagle Clark and Lunden worked really hard maintaining possession in the SCSU end for a long shift before picking up a final rebound and banging it home for UAA's 2nd official goal. The 2nd period was more evenly played than the first with action at both ends of the ice. Jonnie O got burned by a softly tipped puck that squeaked through his five hole. I'd characterize the 2nd period as one of tough luck for UAA. A quick whistle first, then Todd Anderson not doing his job properly, then puck sputtering through Olthuis legs. It was enough bad luck for an entire game and it was compressed into one period.

3rd Period:
Unable to break through in the 3rd cost the game tonight. Referee Todd Anderson's third blown call of the night led to SCSU's 4th goal. The dumbass actually blew the whistle before the puck came out of Olthuis pads then he signals goal? Watch the replay. His arm is up killing the play BEFORE the puck went into the net; I didn't see a replay with audio but his whistle seemed distinctly ahead of the puck. Nuts and bolts we've been screwed. Nevertheless UAA was down by a goal already when St. Bob was awarded the 4th. The Seawolves though couldn't take care of business as Goepfert was solid in the net. To win in the WCHA sometimes you have to overcome a bad call or two. UAA wasn't able to do so tonight.

UAA deserved a better fate than a two goal loss. Tomorrow should be a different story. Since I wrote everything tonight during the period breaks and at the end of the game I'm not going to bother with waiting for the boxscore to cross the t's and dot the i's.

Better luck tomorrow Seawolves.

20 comments:

Jimjamesak said...

**** Todd Anderson. Can that guy get a call right on replay? Remember in Denver 2 years ago?

Donald said...

He wasn't even going to look until Shyiak made him do it. That's why he didn't give it the proper amount of views.

Donald said...

Um ... you can say "Fuck" here.

Chris said...

Then I'll say it.

Fuck Anderson.

mala In Se

Anonymous said...

Todd Anderson is gay

Jimjamesak said...

Really? Fuck Todd Anderson then. Fuck him.

Anonymous said...

I'm disgusted. I hate it when refs have so much sway in how a game ends.

Jimjamesak said...

BTW, might wanna give the USCHO thread a look. Wanna talk about fingers in ears, look at the SCSU fans.

Anonymous said...

I was at the game tonight and have to say I was very impressed with your Seawolves. #71 was outstanding, an absolute animal for most of the game. #9 is also very scrappy and should only get better. I'd love to have #11 on our team. I haven't seen a team shut down St. Cloud like that for the first two periods this season. I really expect St. Cloud to play better tomorrow night and it will be interesting to see if the Seawolves can play better than they did tonight. Not a slam at all, but I don't know how they could play any better. They really played well.

Anonymous said...

Both disallowed goals should have been reviewed, but Anderson is too big of a moron to get it right.

Donald said...

The good thing tonight comes from the rest of the league results. MTU didn't get any points. Wisconsin got no points. UND got no points. MSU-M got no points (they should have to forfeit a point for getting blown out by half a team).

The Seawolves are indeed capable of playing better than they did tonight but I'd say they played well.

Jeff said...

hopefully the wcha comittee can review the goals that anderson disallowed, and then fire his ass. I was pleased with UAA's play overall ,but i have to say the deciding factors of the game were Anderson, and Goepfert

Runninwiththedogs said...

Man, Donald, I was hoping for a better rant, I was fired up to see you get all mad.

Donald said...

I did my ranting in the "Linkages" entry.

Anonymous said...

Anderson is shit I am not sure he was at the same game I watched on tv. he really likes to fuck UAA over. There was one thing that i noticed and that was UAA played 1:45 with an empty scsu never got a quality chance on net, good job for that.

Anonymous said...

In reference to your comment on the 4th goal his hand was in the air because of a delayed penalty

Donald said...

I saw that reference in the ADN this morning and it makes sense but I was dead sure the whistle went when the puck was in Olthuis' pads ... but anyway .... yeah. It makes that part of my recap moot.

Suze said...

Donald, we won 4 tickets to the Avalanche games tonight (at Bob's office party). We plan on going soon and checking out McCabe.

Anonymous said...

Fired!? I thought that quick replay reviews followed by incorrect decisions were a hallmark of a future NHL ref?

Anonymous said...

Donald- I believe you should have come away with at least one point this weekend, I have been a ticket hold for SCSU for 10 years and have never seen anyone man handle a team like the wolves did on fri., I also believe that the Huskies played their worst game of the season. One of the goals was good, but the second one was not, also SCSU hit about five or six pipes and missed two open nets. SWEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!

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