#4/1 Gophers @ #13/11 Spartans

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5:30 on BTN tonight
5:00 on BTN tomorrow

Effort needs to be way better than last weekend.

Goal for the weekend: Win 1 in regulation, other one to at least a shootout (avoid a loss in the record books)
 

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They need to string shifts together and stop going up and down the ice. There has just been not enough constant offensive pressure and far to many neutral zone turnovers. I am expecting a sweep as the gophers have way more offensive talent and Michigan state is a little light in defense. Of course I fully expect the gophers to massively outshoot Michigan state and make their goalie look like amazing.
 


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The top line continues to stay on the ice too long and chase goals and its hurting the team.
 




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That was an arse kicking…when they falter the week before they respond the next weekend.
 


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Should be much closer tonight, but if the Gophers play their game they will head out of Michigan with a sweep.
 



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Lamb not in lineup tonight... Did he get hurt or is Motzko just trying new things?
 

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Lamb not in lineup tonight... Did he get hurt or is Motzko just trying new things?
Not sure, but I don't hate the move. I think Lamb will turn out to be a nice player, but so far plays a bit of a timid game and gets pushed around a bit. I like the idea of having Kurth out there with 7 & 77
 






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Bar down for Nelson and it’s 3-0 gophers after Michigan state hit the bar 30 seconds before that.
 

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Final:

Minnesota - 6

Michigan State - 3
 
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Thanks. Fixed it.
Nice feeling to get that sweep! With Wisconsin next, I think we will have another sweep coming up. Hope we can keep the momentum going through the second half of conference play. I wonder how many we lose to the Juniors?
 

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Nice feeling to get that sweep! With Wisconsin next, I think we will have another sweep coming up. Hope we can keep the momentum going through the second half of conference play. I wonder how many we lose to the Juniors?
Cooley, Snuggerud for sure. Chesley almost certainly. Possibly Luke Mittstadt
 

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Gophers won't lose any player-games to the WJC. They just have two exhibitions during the tournament.
 


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Also, I doubt Mittelstadt will be on the team.
 

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This was our best weekend of the year IMO. I think the jury is still out on how good MSU actually is, but to go on the road against a team that was on fire and totally outclass them two nights in a row is a great accomplishment. If we get this gopher team in March/April, hanging #6 is a strong possibility. Great bounce back weekend for Close after a rough outing in Arizona as well. Cooley seems to be heating up and that big line is clicking right now. And most exciting of all, Brodzinski seems to have found a spot where he's not a complete anchor.
 

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Series against SCSU will be the biggest test of the year.
 




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