Take Paula Weston's picks this week, and flop the teams and she was right on. Although I neglected to post a preview, I picked a 4-3 W on Friday, and a 4-2 W on Saturday. So 1-1 on the week.
Tonight marks the first Saturday loss of the season. Although you can't win 'em all (just ask Tom Brady), it would have been a nice tally going into the break. Also a first, losing in the Gold jerseys... There's something to think about.
I thought we played well overall, there were a few mistakes made, and UNO just managed to be at the right place at the right time. We played at a high pace, but our guys looked like they were just out of gas. UNO kept up the tempo, and they got us on our heels and capitalized off of the small mistakes.
We had a run going in the 3rd period, but that came a little too late, we ended up losing 5-3.
Dallas made some very good points in the post game conference. "We've got some guys out there playing through some nagging injuries, and I give them points for that", Ferguson said. “I could go through each goal and tell you what went wrong,” said Ferguson, “but at the end of the day, we made some mistakes and they capitalized on them. We’re very disappointed with the outcome, but there’s not really much I can say to put it into words.”
Sad, because we were riding a 5 game unbeaten streak against the Mavericks, dating back to the beginning of last season. Also sad is this loss on our team's mind going into the break.
Last season, we finished the first half 9-5-4, same mark as we have this season. Last season, we finished the first half in 18th place nationally, this season, its 17th.
Here are some highlights from Friday courtesy of Jamie Schwartzwald.
Nanooks open the 2nd half on the road @ Nebraska-Omaha, then head up to Ann Arbor for a series at Yost Ice Arena against the Wolverines.