Pair of Power-Play Goals Lift Yale Past Bears, 3-0
Nov. 15, 2008
NEW HAVEN, CT - Yale (4-1-0, 2-1-0) scored a pair of power-play goals four minutes apart early in the second period to post a 3-0 shutout over the Brown men's ice hockey team (0-4-1, 0-2-1) on Saturday evening at Ingalls Rink.
The Bulldogs came out furiously, taking their first shot just 25 seconds into the game and building an 8-0 advantage in shots on goal during the first 2:30 of the contest.
Junior Dan Rosen (Syosset, NY) was outstanding during this time, robbing Yale of several scoring chances, the first of which was a leg-save on a break-away by Broc Little just 25 seconds into the game. The Bulldogs 10th shot of the period came at 8:05 when Kevin Peel was alone at the top of the face-off circle and had the top right corner picked out. Rosen snatched the puck out of the air to keep the game scoreless.
Brown went up on its second power-play chance of the period 1:47 later and junior Jordan Pietrus (Vermillion, ALB) finally took the Bears' first shot, which Alec Richards saved.
Neither team was able to gain any momentum during the final six minutes of the period, as the two teams combined for six penalties, five of which came during a stretch of 1:48 and ended up in a three-vs-three situation for 13 seconds, before the game finally worked back to even-strength with 1:29 left in the period.
For the period, Rosen stopped all 17 shots he faced, while Richards needed to make just two saves, as the two teams headed into the second period deadlocked at zero.
Yale opened the second period with 1:50 remaining on a power-play and then just 31 seconds into the frame, the Bulldogs went up on a two-man advantage after a tripping penalty on sophomore Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT). Brian O'Neill gave Yale a 1-0 lead when he knocked a rebound of a shot by Mark Arcobello, which had hit the post, into the back of the net 55 seconds into the period.
Another power-play goal four minutes later scored by Arcobello increased Yale's lead to 2-0, as the puck deflected off Rosen and into the back of the net.
Brown pulled Rosen with just over a minute left in the game in favor of the extra attacker and Denny Kearney took advantage of a turnover in the Bears' own zone and sent it into the open net for the 3-0 final.
For the game, Rosen finished with 39 saves, including 17 in the first period, while Richards stopped all 17 shots he faced to pick up the shutout.
The Bears continue action on Tuesday night when they host Harvard in a 7:00 p.m. contest at Meehan Auditorium.