The No. 18 Providence College men’s hockey team skated to a scoreless 0-0 tie against No. 8 UMass in game one of a home-and-home series at Mullins Center on Friday afternoon (Jan. 22). The Friars claimed the extra point in the Hockey East standings with a 1-0 win in the shootout.
Providence – 0 | UMass – 0 – OT (PC wins shootout, 1-0)
Providence – 5-5-3 (5-5-3 HEAM) | UMass – 9-5-2 (9-5-2 HEAM)
Mullins Center– Amherst, Mass.
Jaxson Stauber (PC) – 28 saves
Filip Lindberg(UMass) – 27 saves
-Both teams skated through all three periods and overtime scoreless. The Friars outshot the Minutemen in the first two periods by a 20-9 margin but were unable to capitalize on seven power play opportunities.
-Stauber held strong in the third period and overtime, stopping all 19 shots he faced over the last 25 minutes of play.
-Brett Berard scored in the shootout to give the Friars the extra point in the Hockey East standings.
– Jaxson Stauber recorded his third shutout of the year, stopping all 28 shots and improving his goals-against average to 1.88 and save percentage to .922 in 11 games this season.
– This is Providence’s second scoreless tie of the season. The Friars also claimed a shootout win against Vermont on Jan. 1 after a scoreless tie. Overall, Providence 2-1 in shootouts in 2020-21.
– Greg Printz boasted a team-high four shots on goal.
PC GAME HIGHS
Shots: Printz (4)
Providence – 0/7
UMass – 0/3
Providence – 27
The Friars and Minutemen wrap up their home-and-home series on Saturday night for a 7 p.m. puck drop on NESN+.