It's a fortnight until what will definitely be the two most season defining UAA games of 09/10. The Seawolves will be going on the road for the playoffs, we know that already. But will they be going as the 9th place team? Lose both games to Mankato and such a distasteful possibility could very well become reality.
The Seawolves only have 8 points left to capture. And they've played more games than everybody else including 4 more than the two teams 1 point ahead of them in the standings and 4 more than Mankato who is 5 points behind. A sweep of Mankato is more than preferable. I'll examine all that in more detail next week. One other note ... if the Seawolves win their last 6 games, they will finish the season 16-16-2.
The top five teams look pretty close to being determined. The order of finish at the top though is far from determined. Denver is best positioned, they're one point back of current co-leaders UMD and SCSU and have two games in hand. Bucky is just three points back of DU with the same two games in hand. CC is tied with Bucky but has played 22 games.
It's very possible (and almost likely) that UND and Minnesota will finish in the lower half of the standings without some Herculean effort. There's some satisfaction for the rest of the league in that finality should it occur since everybody hates both of those teams. Um ... Tech is gonna finish last without some help. Mankato could go on an ultimate run of futility and Tech could catch them. Neither seems that likely though.
My Saturday night SCSU recap would be that after the Seawolves were down 2-0 and failed to cash in on two pretty well run power plays (which generated quality chances) that the air went out of their tires. Boom ... it's 3-0 and game over. You're never going to win if you don't believe you're going to win and SCSU's goalie took UAA's belief away on those two power plays. After that our guys just pretty much went through the motions. I suppose I could have written that Saturday night but it didn't occur to me in that particular way until later. So there it is.
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