March 21, 2009

Men's Hockey Shut Out by Yale in ECAC Hockey Title Game

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Yale outskated and shut out, 5-0, a Cornell squad coming off of a double-overtime win the previous night. The Bulldogs’ Sean Backman notched a hat trick, including one empty-net goal, to lead the offense.
A day after the 4-3 comeback win over Princeton, Cornell’s skaters found themselves on the wrong side of the play one too many times on Saturday night. Yale was penalized 10 times for 20:00 (compared to eight penalties for 16:00 by the Red), but Cornell went 0-for-7 on the power play and only took eight shots on the man advantage.
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