|David Hallisey (photo by Shelly Szwast)|
Defensively, Princeton has struggled all season giving up 3.91 goals per game which is good for 55th in country. However they do kill penalties at a solid 84.1% (37-of-44) clip and they average 15 blocked shots per game so that is something they can hang their hat on. They bring good size on the blue line with eight of the nine defenseman six feet or taller. Four of the six starting blue liners are upperclassmen so they bring some experience back there. On paper Quinnipiac matches up very well against this defense as they have much more talent up front than the Tigers can contain. The Bobcats need to play fast and physical against the Tigers defense to force them into mistakes they might not normally would make.
|Colton Phinney (photo by Shelly Szwast)|
Overall, Quinnipiac matches up extremely well against Princeton as they have the more talented offense, defense and are better in goal as well. Anything less than a four point weekend would be a massive disappointment for this team and the goals they have set for this season. Princeton will play hard so this is not a team to overlook as they have played Quinnipiac very competitively over the past few seasons even if the results have not been there.
Jonathan Singer is a 2004 Quinnipiac alum. You can follow him on Twitter @jonathan_singer.