Friday Recap - Bemidji State

tUniversity of Minnesota Duluth outlast Bemidji State to win 4-2.

Sieve Sieve Sieve, Sieve Sieve Sieve, Sieve Sieve Sieve Sieve Sieve!

I had fun.

The Bulldogs didn't play their most talented game of hockey i've ever seen but hey, we'll take the win right?  :)

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The first period was decently decent.  I always say it wouldn't be a Bulldog hockey game if we didn't have to use the penalty kill within the first five minutes, but thats Puppy life right?  Well, first period was pretty evenly played, again, not the most talented act i've seen but Jake Hendrickson was able to get the Pups on the board by bouncing the puck off the back of BSU's goalie, Mathieu Dugas's skate, giving the Dog's a 1-0 lead at the end of the first.

The second period was a tad more interesting, mostly because the Dogs played like poop, but nonetheless interesting.  Cory Ward got the Beavers on the board to tie the game 1-1 in the first half of the period which summed up the scoring action for the period, and believe it or not the Bulldogs did not take a penalty that period.

Not quite sure what happened to the senior line tonight, but something sparked them.  Jake Hendo scored his 2nd of the night at the start of the third to give the Dogs back the lead, 2-1, and gave that 3rd line some praise.  Basaraba ended up getting the game winner from Mike Seidel about a minute and a half later to put the dogs up another tally, 3-1.  But the Beavs weren't done, oh no, Brance Orban scored his 3rd of the year to put BSU right back into it, 3-2.  With Dugas off, Keegan Flaherty managed to get his 2nd of the year after icing the puck down and putting it in at the end of the game to give the Pups the 4-2 victory.

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So the tUMD's senior line stood up, big time.  The Pups have relied much on that first line that has been so dominant all year and after last weekend, the second line as well.  But the third line has never been an offensive line this season, the seniors have held their own without scoring.  But not tonight.  Jake Hendrickson found the back of the net twice and his line finished the game with 5 points.  McNeely played pretty solid and made a couple of impressive saves, but gave up a bad rebound in which a Beaver was able to convert nicely on, putting it by him.  So, minus that bad rebound, he played a very nice game between the posts.

Scoring for the Night:
Jake Hendrickson  2-0-2
Keegan Flaherty  1-1-2
Joe Basaraba  1-0-1
Mike Seidel  0-1-1
Cody Danberg  0-1-1
Wade Bergman  0-1-1
Tim Smith  0-1-1

Puck drops tonight at 7:07.  BRING YOUR UGLY SWEATERS.