Second period thoughts…
What an exciting 2nd period in Omaha as there were SEVEN goals scored as Omaha leads #8 Miami 5-3 after two periods.
A few thoughts. First…
- For the first 17 minutes, it seemed Miami was skating in sand. No life. No energy. And, getting beat back in transition.
- Dean Blais can coach. The adjustments he made to send an extra forward wide…Miami had no answer. UNO was able to get out in transition and use their speed…and they are fast!
- Jay Williams and Blake Coleman were both injured and left the game. Williams did come back out to the bench, but we’ll have to see if Coleman returns in the 3rd. He put no weight on his right leg as he was helped off the ice.
- Ryan McKay is extremely strong when he is down in the butterfly. However, his egregious, and careless, drop of an easy slapper from the point led directly to a goal that was unacceptable. He must focus and concentrate at all times. It looked as if he took it for granted.
- UNO is putting three D back on Miami rushes up-ice. They are limiting Miami chances to the outside and Miami got gritty on the PP and at even strength to score the last two goals of the night. Miami did not get to the net much in the period until the final few minutes.
- Ryan Massa’s save on Austin Czarnik’s penalty shot attempt was outstanding. He never moved. He out-waited Z and made the save look easy not biting on a decent head fake.
Well, it looked bleak, but if Miami can get the next goal in the 3rd and make it 5-4, who knows?
As it stands, UNO leads Miami 5-3 after 2 in Omaha.