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Miami Hockey Postgame Notes
Miami vs. Ohio State
Friday, December 14, 2012
Value City Arena - Columbus, Ohio

  • The third period goal by Ohio State, the first tally of the night, marked the third game in a row that Miami did not score first, after doing so in 10 of Miami's first 14 games this year.

  • With his power play goal that tied the game in the third period, senior forward Curtis McKenzie has now registered a point in 10 of 15 games this year, totaling 11 points on the year, including five goals. He has a point in five of his last six games.

  • With an assist on the McKenzie goal, freshman forward Riley Barber now has registered at least one point in 13 of 17 games this year. The point also moved him ahead of sophomore forward Austin Czarnik for the team lead in scoring with 20 points, which is also first in the CCHA. Barber's 13 assists are also first in the league.

  • With an assist on the power play goal, freshman defenseman Matthew Caito remains Miami's leading scorer among defensemen with seven points, including six assists. He is also second among freshmen scoring on the team.

  • The third-period power play goal by McKenzie was the first Miami goal in nearly six periods (130 minutes, 34 seconds), as Miami had last scored Dec. 7 2:09 into the third period against Lake Superior State. It was Miami's first power play goal since scoring with the man advantage in the second period against Alaska on Dec. 1. Miami had gone scoreless in the previous 11 man advantages.

  • The RedHawks were perfect on the penalty kill Friday, successfully killing all four short-handed opportunities, including one in overtime.

  • The overtime session was the RedHawks' fifth of the year and first on the road. With the tie, Miami's overtime record stands at 1-0-4 this season. By winning the shootout, Miami remained perfect in shootouts this year, going 3-0 in the CCHA and 4-0 overall, including an unofficial shootout win over Providence.

  • Czarnik's shootout goal was his second shootout goal on the year, which ties him with classmate Alex Wideman for the team lead. Miami is 5-of-9 in CCHA shootout attempts this year.

  • Freshman goaltender Jay Williams has not surrendered a shootout goal this year, stopping all three shots against OSU Friday and all seven Miami has faced in CCHA shootouts this year.

  • Friday was the RedHawks' fourth straight game in which they failed to score a first-period goal. Miami had only failed to do so twice this year prior to the current streak.

  • Miami has only allowed two goals or less in each of its last 10 games, including Friday, dating back to Nov. 2 when the 'Hawks lost to Ferris State, 3-0. Williams has been in net for much of the streak, giving up two goals or less in eight straight starts dating back to the Nov. 2 match against Ferris State.

--MURedHawks.com--


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