Miami Hockey Postgame Notes
Miami vs. Bowling Green
Friday, January 25, 2013
Steve Cady Arena - Oxford, Ohio
- With the 2-1 win over Bowling Green, head coach Enrico Blasi earned his 300th win at Miami. Already the school's all-time winningest coach, Blasi now boasts an impressive career record 300-190-53 in 14 seasons at Miami.
- The RedHawks are now 14-6-5 overall and 9-4-4-4 in the CCHA. With the 2-1 win over the Falcons Friday, Miami is unbeaten in its last 15 games against Bowling Green (14-0-1). Bowling Green still leads the all-time series by 13 games, however, with the series standing at 58-45-8.
- Miami struggled to get on the scoreboard during the first period, allowing Bowling Green to take an early lead. The RedHawks have scored only twice in the first period in the past 12 games, with the last time being in their 2-1 victory over Wisconsin Jan. 19. The RedHawks have now given up four goals in the first period over their last 12 games, but improved to 3-4-4 when their opponent scores first.
- Sophomore forward Cody Murphy tied the game up 51 seconds into the second period. Murphy kept the goals coming, putting Miami up 2-1 eight minutes into the middle period. Friday was Murphy's second multi-goal and third multi-point game of the season. Murphy's last multi-goal game was Nov. 30 when he scored two goals against Alaska. He now has three multi-goal games for his career, all two-goal efforts.
- Freshman defenseman Matthew Caito earned a pair of helpers on Murphy's two goals, putting him at nine assists and 12 points on the season. Friday was Caito's first multi-assist and third multi-point game of his career. He leads all RedHawk defenseman in scoring.
- Freshman forward Riley Barber assisted Murphy's first goal, giving him 17 assists and 26 points on the season. After tonight's game, Barber and sophomore forward Austin Czarnik are tied for first on the team with nine goals, 17 assists, and 26 points.
- Senior forward Curtis McKenzie worked with Caito to help Murphy score his second goal. McKenzie now has nine assists and 16 points for the season, which is third on the team.
- Both goals Friday came on Miami power plays. The last time Miami scored two or more goals on the power play was against Northern Michigan Nov. 9. The RedHawks went 3-for-8 on the power play in that game, scoring one goal in the first period and two in the second. The RedHawks finished 2-for-3 on the power play Friday.
- Miami went 5-for-5 on the penalty kill Friday after surviving a five-minute Bowling Green power play 11 minutes into the third period. The RedHawks have now killed 36 of their opponents' last 37 power plays this season dating back to Dec. 8.
- By giving up just one goal Friday, Miami has let in one goal or less in 10 of its last 14 games, while eight of their last 11 contests have been decided by one goal. Miami has gone 4-4 in those one-goal games, winning the last two.
- Prior to Friday's game, freshman forwards Riley Barber and Sean Kuraly were honored for winning the gold medal with Team USA at the World Junior Championship Jan. 5 in Ufa, Russia. They are the first RedHawks to win gold at the WJC.
- The RedHawks will attempt to sweep the series against the Falcons Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7:05 at Steve Cady Arena. The RedHawks will be home again Feb. 2-3 to take on Alaska.