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Over the past five games, the University of North Dakota hockey team has been up and down. At times UND has played really well. At other times, they’ve played poorly. Some fans have called for a change in net. In the end, Cam Johnson made his 46th straight start in net for the Hawks and UND finally came out on top with a 4-3 win against the Boston College Eagles.
After their trip to the Big Apple, UND sits 3-1-1 (.700) over the past five games. In my humble opinion, UND is on the right track and will be heard from during the second half of the season.
During the five games stretch in question, Tyson Jost is red-hot scoring four goals and six points. During that same time-frame, Shane Gersich is tied for the lead in points (NCHC) with five goals and eight points.
With the win, Johnson improves to 8-5-3, 2.24 GAA and a .907 save percentage. I know, I know… blame Cam right. It’s his fault. Over the last five games, Johnson is 3-1-1, 1.78 GAA, .932 save percentage. Using anyone’s math, including the new math classes taught at Denver University, that’s not too shabby. Right @letsgoDU?
How does Johnson compare to his peers? That’s a good question. Let’s take a look. For comparison sake, during that same time, compare Johnson’s number to Tanner Jaillet – he’s 3-0-2, 2.37 GAA and a .902 save percentage. Bruce Ciskie’s favorite goalie Hunter Miska is 2-0-0, 3.00 GAA and .906 save percentage. How could that be?