This is a look back at the NCHC weekend by USCHO.
Here are the three things Colorado College needed to do to succeed this weekend in the Gold Pan rivalry series against Denver this past weekend. Here is my take on if those goals were accomplished:
Prevail in the special teams battle
The Tigers penalty kill did its part for much of the series but two power-play goals Saturday were the difference. Answer: No.
Energize partisan crowd and take advantage of home ice
The first-period goal by Alexander Krushelnyski was a welcome sight to Tiger fans, but an overall poor offensive game for both teams did not keep the buzz going in the building. It was a tie, but few leaving World Arena felt like it. Answer: No.
Continue improving on offense
The Tigers looked much better on Saturday, generating a late power-play goal to spark hopes of a comeback. Answer: Yes.