Think of it this way: Imagine you suspect your significant other is cheating on you with someone you know and you two break up. Shortly afterward, those two start hooking up. Kind of suspicious, right?
It was a very uncharacteristic weekend for the Huskies. Maybe it was due to the first road series of the season or playing a ticked-off Denver squad that collapsed in both games against Western Michigan, but Denver was much more aggressive all weekend and the Huskies were unable to adapt.
The Huskies will be ranked number one in the polls by noon on Monday. The last time the Huskies were ranked number one was back in December of 2013 for one week. That team finished the season 22-11-5 and lost in the West Regional Final to the University of Minnesota.
Nothing compares to opening weekend. The exhibition game can give you a taste, but opening weekend is where it finally boils over. Shuttle buses will be lined up on 4th Avenue, the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center will be filled with diehard fans and the Dogg Pound will be banging on the glass in…
The box score doesn’t really indicate how close this game actually was. On a quick glance, box scores like this can imply Minnesota State dominated the game, but just a few breakdowns the Huskies were able to cash in on.
Many people can put too much stock into the exhibition game. It’s understandable. Everyone’s excitement for the season is at a fever pitch. If you lose, you are the laughing stock of college hockey. These are no-name colleges from Canada. Regina George University? So not fetch.