Tonight’s Seeding Scenarios Courtesy Of The NCHC

The NCHC was kind enough send out all the possible scenarios for tonight and there are a lot with the league’s No. 2-5 teams – Miami, Denver, Nebraska-Omaha and Minnesota Duluth – all separated by two points. You can read my original blog post on the Bulldogs’ scenarios (which may or may not be right) from…
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UMD Home-ice NCHC Playoff Scenarios Going Into Regular Season Finale

Minnesota Duluth enters the final night of the regular season in fifth place in the NCHC. The Bulldogs can’t finish any lower than fifth and can climb as high as second. Three teams remain in reach of the Bulldogs. Miami and Denver are tied for second place with 41 points. Nebraska-Omaha hold the final home…
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Postgame: Minnesota Duluth 6, Western Michigan 3

Minnesota Duluth inched closer to a first-round home-ice playoff series by beating Western Michigan 6-3 on the road Friday at Lawson Ice Arena in Kalamazoo, Mich. Here are my thumbs up and thumbs down from Friday’s game, followed by my three stars of the game. Thumbs up to UMD being able to score at will The Bulldogs raced…
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Pregame Warmup: Minnesota Duluth At Western Michigan (Game 1)

No. 6-ranked Minnesota Duluth is at Western Michigan tonight and Saturday for a pair of 6 p.m. NCHC games to close out the regular season. For updates from tonight’s game, you can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/mattwellens. Neither game is televised this weekend. The Bulldogs’ line chart for tonight can be seen here. Sophomore wing Alex Iafallo…
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How Can The Bulldogs Stay Home For The First-round Of The NCHC Playoffs?

Minnesota Duluth enters the final weekend of the regular season in fifth place in the NCHC. The Bulldogs can finish as high as second or as low as sixth. Three teams are in reach of the Bulldogs. Second-place Miami leads by five points, third-place Nebraska-Omaha is three up and fourth-place Denver has a two-point advantage…
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Postgame: Minnesota Duluth 1, Nebraska-Omaha 1 (Mavs Win Shootout 2-1)

No. 6-ranked Minnesota Duluth tied No. 8 Nebraska-Omaha 1-1 on Saturday in NCHC play at Amsoil Arena, but lost the shootout 2-1 in three rounds. The two teams tied 1-1 the night before as well, but Omaha won the shootout that night 2-0. Here are my thumbs up and thumbs down from Saturday’s game, followed by my three…
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Pregame Warmup: Nebraska-Omaha At Minnesota Duluth (Game 2)

No. 6-ranked Minnesota Duluth will once again try to overtake No. 8 Nebraska-Omaha in the NCHC standings at 6:07 p.m. tonight at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. The third-place Mavericks beat the fourth-place Bulldogs in a shootout on Friday to move two points ahead. For updates from tonight’s game, you can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/mattwellens. Tonight’s…
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Postgame: Nebraska Omaha 1, Minnesota Duluth 1 (Mavs Win Shootout 2-0)

No. 6-ranked Minnesota Duluth tied No. 8 Nebraska-Omaha 1-1 on Friday in NCHC play at Amsoil Arena, but lost the shootout 2-0 in three rounds. Here are my thumbs up and thumbs down from Friday’s game, followed by my three stars of the game. Thumbs up to UMD freshman goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo As good as UNO senior goaltender…
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Pregame Warmup: Nebraska-Omaha At Minnesota Duluth (Game 1)

No. 6 Minnesota Duluth hosts No. 8 Nebraska-Omaha in NCHC play at 7:07 p.m. tonight and 6:07 p.m. Saturday in the final regular season series of 2014-15 at Amsoil Arena. The Bulldogs are fifth in the NCHC standings while the Mavericks are one point ahead in a tie for third with Denver. For updates from…
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Postgame: Miami 4, Minnesota Duluth 3 (OT)

No. 6-ranked Miami scored three unanswered goals to rally from a two-goal deficit and beat No. 7-ranked Minnesota Duluth 4-3 in overtime on Saturday at Steve Cady Arena in Oxford, Ohio. Here are my thumbs up and thumbs down from Saturday’s game, followed by my three stars of the game. Thumbs up to the Bulldogs’ special teams After failing…
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