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Monday’s Dump & Chase: Not So Super

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Badgers Trounce Gophers to Move Into 1st in Big Ten | CHN
It’s hard to tell if this means that the Badgers are elite, or if the top three teams in the Big Ten are all just great and everyone else in the conference is pedestrian.

GOTW: Special teams, McKay spark a statement win for No. 6 Minnesota State, 4-0, over No. 8 Bowling Green | USCHO.com
Minnesota State then followed the game up with a 5-1 win over Bowling Green the next night. The Mavericks overall did a great job limiting Bowling Green to the perimeter and, when they had chances, Dryden McKay shut everything down. Minnesota State looks like a team built to win the NCAA tournament.

Weekend Roundup: BU Freshman Makes 40 Saves to Win First Career Start | CHN
Boston University’s forward Luke Tuch scored a pair of goals to give his team a 3-1 win over rival Boston College, and a split of the weekend. His brother, Alex, now in the NHL, starred for Boston College from 2014-16.

Around Hockey

Laine on officiating error: ‘That’s the biggest joke I’ve ever seen’ | Sportsnet
Can we be honest about how bad officiating has been this season? From this no-goal to Kaapo Kakko getting called for embellishment after a clear knee-on-knee, the referees aren’t officiating the games—they’re managing them. That’s bad for hockey.

Laughton’s hat trick lifts Flyers past Capitals | TSN
Scott Laughton scored his first career hat trick, had two goals in his first game back following a rib injury and the Philadelphia Flyers pulled away for a 7-4 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

Why Toronto’s penalty complaints are legitimate, and symptoms of a league-wide problem | The Faceoff Circle
Circling back to my complaint of how the NHL is officiating this season, here’s a pretty great article outlining some issues.

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