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Pair of Preds Prospects Playing For NCAA Title Today

Saturday, 04.12.2008 / 12:18 PM CT / Features
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Pair of Preds Prospects Playing For NCAA Title Today
Preds prospects Ben Ryan and Ryan Thang will be playing in this evening's NCAA Championship Game at the Pepsi Center in Denver as they lead the Notre Dame Fighting Irish against the Boston College Eagles. The Championship Game will be broadcast on ESPN at 6 pm CT. In the first three games of the NCAA Tournament, Ryan has recorded 0-2-2 with a game-winning assist, while Thang has posted 2-2-4

The last team to earn an at-large bid into the 16-team tournament, Notre Dame pulled a pair of upsets two weeks ago in Regional play. Notre Dame beat West Regional #1 seed New Hampshire in the first round and defending champion Michigan State in the second round to advance to this week's Frozen Four. Thang had a goal and an assist in the first game, a helper on the goal to tie the game 2-2 late in the first period and an insurance goal to give the Irish a 5-3 lead 0:23 into the third period. Ryan chipped in an assist on Notre Dame's first goal in Game 1 and recorded the only assist on the game-winning goal against Michigan State with 5:54 left in the third period.

In the National Semifinals, Irish beat the nation's No. 1 team, the Michigan Wolverines, 5-4 in overtime. Thang again posted a multi-point game with a goal and an assist, including an unassisted shorthanded goal with 0:35 left in the first period.

Thang was Nashville's third round choice in last summer's entry draft, while Ryan was the team's fourth round pick in the same draft.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33