March 13, 2009

Huge win for the Sioux

After calming down a bit, I put together some thoughts on what is a huge night for North Dakota.

The first period started off a little funny. I didn't think the Sioux were off, per se, but I think they were expecting Tech to play a little more timid. Tech was pressing early and the Sioux seemed thrown off by this. However, I had the feeling they smelled blood in the water and they were the sharks. They seemed to almost be toying with Tech, letting them get a false sense of confidence. IMO, that's what led to UND's first goal.

In the 2nd period, UND dominated, plain and simple. 2 quick goals and the Sioux had the game in control. Here's where things get really good.

In the 3rd period, the Huskies scored to cut the lead to 3-1. I thought how UND responds would show me what type of team this really is. And respond they did, with a shorthanded goal and a quick wrist shot that trickled past Nolan. 42 seconds apart, and the game was out of reach for the Huskies.

A great overall game for North Dakota. A few things they can improve on for tomorrow, but I'm impressed. This series shouldn't go to 3 games.

1 comment:

Goon said...

Hopefully they can close it out tonight. :) You going to the final five?