Let’s take a look at the numbers. The Lake Superior State Lakers are ranked 58th nationally in team winning percentage. The Lakes are also currently ranked 54th in the all-important Pairwise Rankings. Keep in mind that there are only 59 teams in division I college hockey.
They say that the numbers don’t lie. On paper this series “should” be a miss match. Statistically, comparing the two teams numbers it’s not even close.
Last weekend, the Lakers were outscored 10-0 by the Minnesota State Mavericks. The Lakers are currently ranked 56th overall in-goal scoring. The Lakers offense is anemic they’re scoring 1.69 goals per game. On the defensive side of the ice, the Lakers are ranked 55th overall. The Laker are giving up 3.88 goals per game.
On paper, this series looks like a practice session. That being said, this has the making of being a trap series. I don’t see UND taking the Lakers lightly, coach Hakstol will have his team prepared.
Prediction: UND sweeps (5-2 W, 7-1 W).
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