February 7, 2002

Killing Off Some Precious Time

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When Harvard’s Tim Pettit beat senior netminder Matt Underhill back on Nov. 16 to open the scoring at the first Crimson-Red battle, one of the most impressive streaks Cornell owned at the time ended: a string of over 550 minutes without allowing a power play goal.

Despite a few bumps along the way, the unit is in fine form lately, posting a perfect record in the Red’s six game winning streak.

“It’s been a real strength for us for the last couple of years,” head coach Mike Schafer ’86 said. “It was a big strength for me here my first year when we won the ECACs. We were first in the country in penalty kill.”

“The penalty kill is one of the things that has won us some games this year,” agreed junior captain Stephen B