March 3, 2009

Ohhhh Baby!!!!

It's taken me a couple days to get my thoughts together. Which is why I waited to blog until today.

What to say about Sunday's game? A lot. The Sioux and the Tigers put on a very entertaining show on Sunday. I thought the Sioux had the game in the bag after the first, quite frankly. Bachman seemed off, CC seemed slow, and UND pretty much dominated play in the 1st. But the 2nd period brought CC to life. They scored two goals to get back into the game. Fortunately, 45 seconds after that, the Sioux took the lead again.

I don't know about anyone else, but the 3rd period was one of the most tense periods of hockey I have seen in awhile. Neither team was playing to win. CC was just waiting to have the Sioux make a mistake in which they could score a goal, and they did. Tied it at 3 to send it into extra hockey AGAIN!

In the OT period the Sioux were down a man for nearly two minutes, as Hextall had been called for charging with 9 seconds left in the 3rd. The Sioux did a good job killing the penalty and then for about another minute the teams traded the puck back and forth. Until about 2:20 left in the OT

The Sioux winning that game proved the doubters wrong, again. It vaulted them into 7th place in the pariwise and into sole possession of 1st place in the WCHA. The Sioux simply control their own destiny.

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