|Joe Snively (photo by Yale Bulldog Athletics)|
Defensively not much has changed personnel wise since the last meeting with Yale except that the Bulldogs are giving up 3.16 goals per game in their last six games. That has dropped them to 33rd in the country at 2.89 goals per game. That is a big drop off from the 1.88 goals per game they gave up in the month of January. At this point in the season who would think the Yale defense would be taking even more steps forward not a few steps back. Adam Larkin (13 points) and Charlie Curti (10 points) have provided some of the offense from the blue line. What the Bulldogs are missing is the consistent defensive effort each and every game. Its been few and far between this season for them in that department. Yale's power play has also dipped a bit from the last time these teams played as they are killing opposing opportunities at 81.9% (104-of-127) ranking them 36th in the country.
|John Hayden (photo by Steven Ryan Icon SMI)|
This is a must win for Quinnipiac if they want to have any opportunity to get a top four spot should Saint Lawrence slip up in the final weekend. There will be a little bit of scoreboard watching to a degree in Hamden towards Hanover, New Hampshire when Saint Lawrence takes on Dartmouth tomorrow night. The Bank will be rocking as this is the toughest ticket in town. The fans will do their part tomorrow night while the hope is the team will do the same.
Jonathan Singer is a 2004 Quinnipiac alum. You can follow him on Twitter @QHockeyBlog.