Fill in the blank, last night the Sioux ____ the Gophers; A.) pummel B.) smoke C.) destroy D.) pound. E.) run over.
Yeah I have to admit that I am enjoying last night's melt down at the Ralph Englestad Arena being replayed this morning in the Twin Cities media as their beloved Golden
"Chokers" Gophers have laid yet another egg at the REA. Recently the Gophers have been God awful in the Ralph Englestad Arena, what was once referred to as Mariucci West by Gopher fans is now a house of horror for the Gophers and they have gone an unimpressive record of 1-5-1 their last seven games there. Again, am I enjoying myself, yeah me and 11,500 other Sioux fans that witnessed last night massacre at the REA. The 100 plus Gophers fans In attendance were heading for the exits about half way through the second period.
Last night was the perfect night, before Sioux fans could take their seat; Danny Kristo was scoring the game winning goal on Alex Kangas. The Sioux never looked back and the Sioux off to the races as they made the Gophers look like they were a bunch of road cones/pylons on I-94.
Check out some of these head lines from the morning papers
Pioneer Press; Gophers pummeled 6-0 by North Dakota in WCHA playoff opener
Gopher Puck Live; Gophers No-Show In Grand Forks Yet Again
Breaking down the numbers
10- the number of assists that Darcy Zajac has this season
9- the number of goals that Brad Malone has
8- the number of power play goals Danny Kristo has
7- the number of Sioux players with 20 points or more
6- the number of penalty minutes Jason Gregoire has in 37 games
5- the number of NCAA titles Minnesota has
4- the number of goals David Toews has this year
3- the number of shut outs Brad Eidness has in his career
2- the number of goals that Derrick LaPoint has this season
1- the number of shot handed goals, Frattin, Hextall, LaPoint, Trupp, VandeVelde
The UND Fighting Sioux are ranked third nationally in team defense.
The Fighting Sioux are ranked 5th nationally in penalty killing
Danny Kristo is ranked 19th nationally in power play goals.
Jason Gregoire is ranked 5th nationally in game winning goals
Danny Kristo is ranked 8th nationally for Points Per Game (Rookies)