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Friday, December 10, 2010
If the Seawolves learned one thing tonight, it's that Denver is in a different class in comparison to the other teams they have played. They battled back again from an early two goal deficit to take a 3rd period lead. The difference was that against CC, St. Cloud, and even Wisconsin is that might be enough. But, against a team like Denver, sitting back will burn you. The difference between this years team and last year team is that this years team will learn from that.
Tommy Grant had two goals tonight, it's good to see him scoring with regularity again, and Matt Bailey added the other. They're the interviewees tonight, no Coach Shyiak who was, understandably, busy. Rob Gunderson had another great tonight and gave his team a chance to win. Of the goals given up he can faulted on maybe one, and even then that would be a stretch. But the biggest key to Gundy's play is the fact he's making saves that maybe he shouldn't be making, and certainly ones past goalies would not have made. The difference from somebody like Lawson or King is that Gundy is getting help in front and not facing as many shots, so his stats aren't matching up. It's welcome sign, especially after the Christiansen debacle last year against UAF.
Hopefully tomorrow UAA comes out strong and stays strong. A win will be real nice to go into the Holidays with.