Friday, March 28, 2014

UND Hockey: A few Things on game day

Series history: There’s definitely a history between the two teams. Coming into this weekend, the University of North Dakota has never lost to Wisconsin during the NCAA playoffs. Historically, UND is 2-0 against the Badgers in the NCAA tournament.

First meeting: UND beat Wisconsin 5-2 during the 1982 NCAA Championship game. Second meeting: UND beat Wisconsin 3-2 in overtime in the 2008 Midwest Regional Championship game.  Andrew Kozek scored the game winning goal at the 1:47 mark of the first overtime to give UND the regional Championship.
All-time: The Badgers have an 86-65-12 record against UND. UND is 5-3-2 in the last 10 games against the Badgers. 
Here’s the video clip of the last time UND played against Wisconsin in the NCAA playoffs.
Breaking down the numbers
As most of you know, numbers mean nothing this time of year. You can throw records out the window. All of the teams that are in the NCAA tournament have a chance of winning. We found that out last season when Yale made their run through the NCAA playoffs. Yale was the last at-large bid to make the NCAA tournament. We also saw that when fourth seeded RIT knocked off number one seeded Denver 2-1 in the 2010 East regional. 
North Dakota (23-13-3) vs. Wisconsin (24-10-2)
UND didn’t play against Wisconsin this season. The two teams will resume the rivalry next season in Madison.
Common opponents (3)
Wisconsin split with the Miami RedHawks (0-2 L, 3-2W)
UND was 3-2 against the Miami RedHawks (4-2 W, 2-6 L, 3-2 W, 9-2 W, and 0-3 L)

Wisconsin swept the Colorado College Tigers (4-1 W, 4-3 W O.T.)

UND was 4-1-0 against the Colorado College Tigers (5-3 W, 3-2 W, 4-2 W, 2-3 L O.T. and 4-3 W)

Wisconsin was 2-0 against Northern Michigan (5-2 W, 2-1 W)

UND was 2-0 against Northern Michigan (3-2 W, 3-1 W)
Breaking down the Records
Wisconsin was 17-2-1 at home and 5-8-1 on the road. Neutral site 2-0. 

North Dakota was 14-7-1 at home and 8-5-2 on the road. Neutral site 1-1.
Badgers record when…
14-1-1 when they lead after one period

2-6-1 when they trail after one period

8-3-1 when tied after one period
18-0-1 when leading after two periods
2-8-1 when trailing after two periods
North Dakota’s record when…
13-1-1 when they lead after one period

5-9-0 when they trail after one period
5-3-2 when tied after one period
19-1-0 when leading after two periods
1-10-1 when trailing after two periods
 

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