Cornell Beats Harvard, 2-1: Rapid Reaction (1/29/11)

Cornell University (9-9-3) (7-5-2)/ Harvard (4-16) (3-12)

FIRST PERIOD NOTES:

-Harvard began the game, 6 vs. 5, but it only lasted for 23-seconds before goaltender Mike Garman returned to the ice for the remainder of the period

– Cornell goaltender, Andy Iles played a significant role during the first Harvard power play by saving various shots that could have given the Crimson an early lead

-Big Red goal scored at 4:45 (Joe Devin) (5th goal of the season) assisted by Braden Birch.

– Harvard goal scored at 14:34 (Alex Fallstrom) unassisted (2nd goal of the season)

POWER PLAY: Cornell (0-1)/ Harvard (0-1)

SHOTS ON GOAL: Cornell 10 -Harvard 13

FIRST PERIOD SCORE: Harvard 1 – Cornell 1

FIRST PERIOD SUMMARY: Harvard began the period in an aggressive manner, tallying eight shots on Cornell’s Andy Iles during the first four minutes before Braden Birch found forward Joe Devin who scored the first goal of the evening for the Big Red. Harvard would respond 10-minutes later when Alex Fallstrom scored an unassisted goal. Cornell attempted to score their second goal during the closing minutes; yet, Mike Garman denied any other first period points.

SECOND PERIOD NOTES:

– Quiet start to the second period, despite early attention on Mike Garman by Cornell’s offense

– Penalty at 16:30 – Harvard penalty for roughing on Brendan Rempel

– Cornell scores second goal at (17:46) Locke Jilson (4th goal of the season) assisted by Dustin Mowrey and Nick D’Agostino.

POWER PLAY: Cornell (1-1)/ Harvard (0-0)

SHOTS ON GOAL: Cornell 7-Harvard 10

SECOND PERIOD SCORE: Cornell 2 – Harvard 1

SECOND PERIOD SUMMARY: Despite a rather quiet period, the Big Red were able to record their second goal in the game when Dustin Mowrey and Nick D’Agostino connected with teammate Locke Jilson, who recorded his fourth goal of the season and made it, 2-1. Harvard had various opportunities to score multiple goals, but those chances were constantly denied by Cornell’s defense and goaltender, Andy Iles (10-saves).

THIRD PERIOD NOTES:

– During the 9th minute, Cornell’s goaltender stopped two quick shots, which would have possibly tied the game

– Harvard struggled on the power play during this period and exhibited the fact that they couldn’t score goals against Cornell, especially when they have the extra-man advantage

– Harvard concluded the final minute without a goaltender, which didn’t

POWER PLAY: Cornell (0-0)/ Harvard (0-3)

SHOTS ON GOAL: Cornell 3 – Harvard 11

THIRD PERIOD SCORE: Cornell 2 – Harvard 1

THIRD PERIOD SUMMARY: After the referees dropped the puck, the Harvard Crimson offense continued to take advantage of any opportunity in the Cornell zone, which was unsuccessful. Big Red goaltender Andy Iles continued to appear the star of the game, saving 11 shots on net, which preserved the victory.

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