Saturday, January 5, 2008

Game day: No. 4 CC 3, No. 13 Wisconsin 1 (final)

Groundhog Day. Another short-handed goal from Chad Rau to get the Tigers going against Wisconsin - that's four in four games this season. Another third period in which CC entered scoreless and facing a deficit. Another phenomenal performance from goaltender Richard Bachman. And another win.

Fun fact: CC is tied with Notre Dame for the national lead in short-handed goals.

Wisconsin's Ben Street on Rau's four short-handed goals in four games:
"He's a good player. We're definitely not trying to give him those opportunities, but he's an opportunist and he's made us pay for a couple bad passes. Those are things we've got to look at and make sure they don't happen anymore. He's got three (sic) short-handed goals in four games ... Those things hurt. Those are times that we're supposed to score and he goes down and puts it in on us. Like I said, we're not trying to give it to him. But kudos to him for finding those plays and picking them off."

Defenseman Jake Gannon on the Badgers' physicality Saturday:
"We came out pretty physical Friday and they were pounding us pretty good in the beginning. I took some good licks. I think that was pretty important, but we kind of took it to them at the same time as they took it to us. It was kind of physical back and forth, which is always fun."

2 comments:

tutekx said...
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gmf1a said...

A request - You do interviews sometimes.

Can you talk to David Civitarese? After 27 games he had 6 goals and 8 asists. In the last 16 he has 14 goals and 12 assists.