Weekend picks: March 5

Sunday, March 5

Cornell at Clarkson
Candace: This is going to be a nail-biter, but I just think Clarkson has to many ways to beat the Big Red. Clarkson 3-2
Nicole: Clarkson lost to Cornell 2-1 early in the season and beat them 5-4 in overtime in the final game of the regular season. It may be nuts, but I’m going to pick the Big Red. I’ve already said I think there’s little that can match a team playing for their life and they’ve got to be so energized by their win today. Cornell 3-2

Northeastern at Boston College
Candace: The Eagles better find a cure for their penalty-killing woes stat. I think they do. Boston College 2-1
Nicole: I’m tempted to pick the upset in Boston, as well, since BC went to double overtime to get this far and Northeastern showed the have what it takes when they rallied to beat Boston University. Still, I have to go with Burt and the ranked Eagles. They’ve got the experience and depth. Boston College 4-3

Minnesota Duluth at Wisconsin
Candace: Duluth has to be wasted after winning such a long, dramatic game. Still, Wisconsin was a few minutes from a possible similar predicament. I have to go with the Badgers. Wisconsin 3-1
Nicole: Whatever happens in the WCHA, I think we’re in for one heck of a game. Both times these teams met in the regular season, one of them was missing their star. We have not seen Lara Stalder face Ann-Renée Desbiens. Patty Kazmaier voting might already be turned in, but it’s going to be fun to watch. UMD was already facing the short turnaround with the late game and then it went two extra frames. I think some of that is negated by the adrenaline of the win, but I think I have to go with a fully healthy Wisconsin squad. Wisconsin 4-2

14 COMMENTS

  1. Can someone tell me who the brain child is that scheduled the Maine/BU game on a Friday night when neither team is playing on Saturday? Sometimes I just shake my head at the way these games are scheduled.

  2. Jimmy – you are missing an opportunity to catch up with Dave. Penn State’s goalie, Skoff can steal a game if necessary. Penn State has size, skill and speed. I watched them dismantle UConn 7-1 in October. Think about it.

    • I’m not sure if you’ve ever been to Lowell but no one steals from us. We pulled them apart in their barn last year but tonight they are visiting us. That Christmas miracle is a little too early to grant.

      • Well, it’s not Skoff and it’s not over, but that Christmas miracle may indeed happen. Must be ugly at Tsongas right now…

          • Not a fan of either and don’t really care. Don’t need to know your life story either. I was just making a comment. How quickly the “no one steals from us” turned into “Wouldn’t know.”

          • Wrong again and I very much enjoy life. I see it didn’t take you long to write back last night or this morning for someone who seems not to care much. Enjoy your Sunday and don’t be so bitter, it’s only college hockey.

          • Me neither and that’s a different board anyways. I just enjoy the “friendly” banter on here, no harm meant.

    • There is an obvious class difference between UConn and UML. Despite being the first series of the year, UConn has received more glances from all of us with the recent two games against BC and BU. I think Penn State will have to do more than have Skoff steal a game to attempt getting a point this weekend.

      • I believe Lowell has an excellent team and has the horses and system to perhaps win Hockey East. They literally crushed a very skilled Northeastern team last week. Ordinarily, had I not had a chance to see Penn State play UConn at Penn State last month, (yes they have a beautiful arena , perfect for college hockey) I would agree with you. Once you see how skilled and fast a game Penn State plays, all bets are off. I didn’t see either Penn State / Lowell games this weekend. All I know is they split which didn’t surprise me.
        With today’s technology, every college hockey game should be televised. In high definition.

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