Friday, November 20, 2009

Alaska Nanooks 3, Lake Inferior State 4

On bizarre Friday in college hockey, the Nanooks couldn't pull it out against the abysmal Lake State Lakers. How sad... We had some very good opportunities go past that we should have been able to capitalize on, especially against a defense who isn't exactly known for being outstanding.

The Nanooks came into this game being the least penalized team in the CCHA, and worked their way into the penalty box six times. Luckily, we did pretty decently on the PK, holding the Lakers to one power play goal on five chances.

Two of the three Nanook goals came on the power play, once with a two man advantage, which, is a decent stat, don't get me wrong, but we should be able to score on these guys on even strength. What is going to happen tomorrow? What is going to happen against a Northern Michigan team next weekend that slaughtered UNO tonight? Some offensive questions need to be answered before we enter our incredibly difficult schedule starting next month.

Defensively? Same story. LSSU should not have been able to score four goals on us. Period. I thought Greenham should have came up with two saves on two of the Lakers goals. Should have been a 3-2 score.

I don't want to harp on our team. We have some incredible talent, and we play at a pretty high level, I just don't like seeing us losing to teams that we should be beating. But, that's the way it goes some times. If this week is anything like the last two weeks, Lake Inferior State will have to come up with a miracle to get the 'W'.

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