A few thoughts on the local teams:
Albany at Loyola: Hounds are best all around team in D-1 IMO. Toomey doesn't care they got the #3 seed, he just wanted a home playoff game. If you've never seen the Thompsons play this is your chance...they are as good as the hype and must see for any lax fan. Two of the three EACH have 100 pts thie year...that's an insane number. If Loyola plays decent defense and doesn't let the Thompsons go nuts, they will win by 3-4 goals.
Cornell at MD: Last year Rob Panell lit up the Terps and the Big Red cruised to the win. Panell is gone, but this is a tough test for MD. The offense has gone south and they can't win a shootout. If Terps hold CU under 10 they have a fighting chance. The injury to top middie Chanenchuk hurts.
Hopkins at Virginia: The loss at Loyola cost JHU a home game and going to UVA is NOT what they wanted in the 1st round. Two things were disturbing in the loss at Loyola: 1. Faceoffs, usually a Hopkins strength, were not; and nobody on the offense could recognize a double team. Virginia isn't a great team, but they are tough and always play well at home. Hopkins can only win if they own the faceoffs.