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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 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
8 NSH 55 25 21 9 142 148 59
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 MIN 55 23 22 10 135 138 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 55 11 29 -2 40
F. Forsberg 55 18 18 -7 36
S. Weber 55 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 55 6 28 3 34
J. Neal 55 20 13 18 33
M. Ekholm 55 6 19 3 25
R. Ellis 54 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 55 11 7 -1 18
C. Jarnkrok 54 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 38 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 8 .902 2.57
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36