By the time the
Crimson got his support, it trailed 1-0 on a goal by Pat Flatley. Working off
the Badgers' connect-the-dots passing, he then gave them a 2-0 lead at 16:09 of
the second period. The margin was extended to 3-0 on a goal by Paul Houston
early in the third. When Badger John Johannson's empty netter wrapped up the
victory 6-2, a beaming Sauer fairly skipped along behind the Wisconsin bench,
shaking hands and thrusting his fist in the air.
Flatley credited Sauer's late-season crackdown and another Standbrook poem with
"really inspiring us. The poem was called The Ring! We had it up in the
locker room. It kept us thinking of the rings we'll get for winning the
Standbrook had a
handwritten copy of his poem, which reads (with apologies to Berton Braley) in
If you want a
ring badly enough go out and fight for it.
You've worked day and night for it.
All season long for it,
You've given your time and your peace and your sleep for it,
And all that you've dreamed and you've schemed is about it.
...doggedly besiege and beset it.
You'll get it.
couldn't have said it any better.