UConn came out fast against the Engineers, with a higher energy than anything they could produce in their last game. The teams traded penalties and shots in the first period, with UConn slightly edging out RPI 8-on-5 on shots on net.
Drake was called for an early holding penalty but the Engineers never truly got set in the offensive zone and the Huskies easily killed, bring up their penalty kill average to 37/41 or 90.2%. The Engineers followed up with a holding penalty of their own, called on Craig Bokenfohr. UConn, however, could not capitalize.
Those three shots that separate the teams all came within about 20 seconds of eachother, with UConn's best chances of the game. Two beautiful kick saves by RPI's Scott Diebold and a final snowman on top of the puck saved his team from going down 1-0 into the locker room.
The students have the student section about three-quarters full and the capacity of XL is about one-third full. Still a good amount of energy as we move to the second, tied up at zero.