Pioneers turn tables on Huskies, earn road split and extend Tenzer Streak

If the #6 Denver Pioneers wanted to pull off the exact opposite of their performance on Friday night, they did just that on Saturday night in their 5-2 road victory over the St. Cloud State Huskies. With the performance, Denver earned its 20th win of the season to extend the Tenzer Streak to 19 straight seasons with at least 20 wins, a streak that streak dates back to the 2001-2002 Pioneers.

A night ago, the Huskies took it to the Pioneers with a dominating 5-1 victory in which the boys in crimson looked hapless at times. Just a night later, it was the Huskies who looked hapless as the Pioneers completely outplayed and outskated them to earn an important stretch run road split.

With the win, DU is once again four points ahead of SCSU with two games to play. Should North Dakota beat Western Michigan this evening, Denver will also be two points ahead of the Broncos in third place.

We will have a full in-depth weekend recap tomorrow that summarizes the night’s results and what they all mean going into the final weekend of the regular season. What were your thoughts on the weekend? What did you see tonight from the Pioneers as they ended the Huskies’ unbeaten streak?

4 thoughts on “Pioneers turn tables on Huskies, earn road split and extend Tenzer Streak”

  1. Great to see the Pioneers respond to adversity with a big, convincing road win at a tough league opponent. Tenzer (20-win season) Streak?Check. Pulled to within one win of clinching home ice for NCHC first round? Check. Now, any tie or win next weekend against CC clinches the Gold Pan for the Pios.

    Let’s hope this road win gives them the swagger back before CC and the playoffs…

  2. This win couldn’t have come at a better time. Nice to see some offense against a quality team for a change. A sweep of CC next weekend will not only give us home ice advantage, but also secure a weaker opponent in the first round of the NCHC playoffs.

    As said playoffs approach, it’s important to concentrate on consistent scoring as allowing opponents ‘soft’ goals appears to be an every game occurrence this season. The return of a healthy Bobby Brink would really be helpful in this regard.

  3. What a difference a day makes. After Friday’s disappointing and head-scratching performance, DU comes back strong last night and was clearly the better team. Huge win.

    Pios need to take care of business next weekend against CC, lock down 3rd place in the NCHC, and get ready for the postseason.

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