Miami Hockey Postgame Notes
Miami vs. Ohio State
Friday, Mar. 1, 2013
Oxford, Ohio - Steve Cady Arena
- With a 3-0 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes Friday, Miami is now 21-9-5 overall and 16-7-4-4 in conference play. Friday was only the second game Miami has lost at home this year, the first being a 1-0 loss Dec. 8 against Lake Superior State. The RedHawks are now 11-2-3 at Steve Cady Arena this year.
- Miami was shut out for the sixth time this season Friday. The six shutouts are the second-most shutouts the RedHawks have suffered in program history. The last time Miami was shut out this season was Feb. 8 when Western Michigan won the contest, 2-0. Miami was blanked seven times during the 2001-02 season, which is the most in school history.
- Neither the RedHawks nor the Buckeyes were able to score during the first period. Friday marked the eighth time this year Miami and its opponent were both scoreless after 20 minutes. Miami is now 7-6-1 when tied after one period this year.
- Ohio State was able to strike first on a power play during the second period, finding the back of the net just over a minute into the period. It marked just the 14th time in 35 games this year the RedHawks failed to score first. Miami fell to 3-7-4 when its opponent scores first.
- The Buckeyes clinched the 3-0 win Friday in the last two minutes of the final period with an empty net goal. The empty-net tally was the first empty-net goal Miami has allowed all year.
- Miami held the Buckeyes to 16 shots on goal Friday, the second lowest amount the RedHawks have allowed this season. Miami permitted only 13 shots on goal against Michigan State Nov. 17.
- With its two penalty kills Friday (2-of-3), Miami has 142 kills out of 160 chances (88.8%) this year. This is the second time in three games Miami has allowed a power play goal, giving up two power play goals Feb. 22 at Lake Superior State. Miami's 142 kills are the most in the country while its 88.8 percent penalty kill ranks sixth nationally.
- Freshman goaltender Ryan McKay allowed two goals Friday, just his fourth time in 16 starts this year he has allowed more than one goal in a game. He still leads the country with a 1.12 GAA and .959 save percentage.
- The RedHawks are now 2-1-1 against the Buckeyes this season, with the all-time series record at 68-61-13. Miami's all-time home series record against Ohio State is now 41-23-4.
- The RedHawks still sit in first place in the CCHA and need a regulation or shootout win Saturday night in order to clinch the CCHA regular-season title. A loss or shootout loss by Western Michigan and Notre Dame would also give Miami the CCHA title outright.