Minnesota vs. Michigan State

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Gophers or Spartans

Poll ended at Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:35 pm

Gophers Sweep
7
78%
Spartans Sweep
0
No votes
Series Split
2
22%
 
Total votes: 9

OldTimePuck00
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Minnesota vs. Michigan State

Post by OldTimePuck00 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:35 pm

First series of the regular season for both teams. Michigan St. took last years series with a 4-3 win and a 4-4 tie in OT.

Come Sunday morning, what's the result of the series??

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Post by MNHockeyFan » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:29 pm

Michigan State, Gophers' weekend foe, opens with 6-1 exhibition win

http://www.startribune.com/sports/blogs ... 06144&cr=1

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Post by jancze5 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:01 pm

Gophers 7-5 in a goalfest in game 1, Rau with 2 goals 4 assists but the new goalie gets welcomed to the NCAA

Gophers 3-1 in game 2, all four goals in the third period, empty netter for the 3rd..Defense steps up after Guentzel tweaks following the 5 goal letdown
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Post by observer » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:48 pm

Wow. Your crystal ball is plugged in.

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Post by OldTimePuck00 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:36 am

jancze5 wrote:Gophers 7-5 in a goalfest in game 1, Rau with 2 goals 4 assists but the new goalie gets welcomed to the NCAA

Gophers 3-1 in game 2, all four goals in the third period, empty netter for the 3rd..Defense steps up after Guentzel tweaks following the 5 goal letdown
Bold prediction, but regardless of the D-pairings I doubt the Gophs D will give up five.

Similarly, Michigan State's got some good young D and a few vets on the blue line, so 7 goals is also unlikely IMO.

But anything can happen! First game of the year and career for all the new comers so nerves could be a factor.

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Post by clutterbuck22 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:05 pm

Was this big of a rout suspected? Could see one game being a blow out but thought with the way this series has been before Michigan State would at least have been competitive.

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Post by MNHockeyFan » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:12 pm

clutterbuck22 wrote:Was this big of a rout suspected? Could see one game being a blow out but thought with the way this series has been before Michigan State would at least have been competitive.
MSU has a young team with I believe 9 new players, so they are down compared to the level they've been at the past few years. Meanwhile, the Gophers are looking very very strong this year and I think it's safe to say better than last season, when they won the league title and made it to the Frozen Four. So yes most people expected the Gophers to win both games but I'd say that the margins of victory were probably a little more than most expected.

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