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UConn Men's Hockey vs. Alabama-Hunstville, 8pm | Live Updates and Open Thread

After winning the first game 5-2, the icebus is going for the sweep tonight in Alabama!

Stephen Quick

In case you missed it last night, we live blogged UConn Men's Hockey's season opener last night, a 5-2 win over Alabama-Huntsville. They close out the two-game series tonight with the puck set to drop any minutes.

Mike Cavanaugh has mixed up his lines a bit for tonight, should be interesting to see how it goes. Backup goalie Steve Thulin is in net for the Huskies, giving Rob Nichols a chance to rest after double hip surgery this offseason.


How to Watch/Listen/Follow

Radio: WHUS 91.7 FM

Video: WCHA.TV

Live Stats: UAHChargers.com

Series Record: UAH leads, 8-3-0

Live Updates

First Period

5:02 - Huskies going on the PK as freshman defenseman Joe Masonius is called for a holding penalty.

6:58 - Derek Pratt called for tripping to make it 5-on-3 for a few and extend UAH's power play.

9:08 - Huskies kill both penalties, still 0-0. 9-4 shots advantage for UAH.

10:37 - GOAL UCONN - Corey Ronan earns a penalty shot and converts to give the Huskies an early lead, 1-0!

11:44 - GOAL UAH - The Chargers answer right back with a goal by Chad Brears, who put in a rebound to tie the game, 1-1.

14:39 - GOAL UCONN - Another first-year player gets on the board as Miles Gendron scores, assisted by fellow freshman Maxim Letunov, 2-1.

15:04 - GOAL UAH - Brennan Saulnier ties it up for the Chargers seconds later, 2-2.

END 1st Period - UConn kills off another penalty and will start the next one on the power play as the first period ends with the score tied 2-2.

Shots - UAH 15 - UConn 10

Faceoffs - UAH 16 - UConn 10

Penalties - UAH 2-4 - UConn 3-6

Second Period

1:47 - UAH kills the penalty

9:58 - Huskies go on the power play in what has been a relatively uneventful second period.

11:21 - Power play is short-lived as Joe Masonius gets called for a holding penalty. 37 seconds of 4-on-4 followed by a short UAH power play.

13:34 - Huskies kill the short power play.

15:08 - Huskies on the penalty kill again after Kyle Huson gets called for holding.

16:22 - A Patrick Kirtland high-sticking penalty gives UAH 56 seconds of 5-on-3 and then 5-on-4 for 1:04.

17:24 - GOAL UAH - Max McHugh puts the Chargers ahead with a goal right as the 2-man advantage expired, 3-2.

19:23 - UAH called for tripping. Once again UConn will start the next period on the power play.

END 2nd Period - Huskies down 3-2 after giving up power play goal.

Shots - UAH 20 - UConn 22

Faceoffs - UAH 26 - UConn 21

Penalties - UAH 4-8 - UConn 6-12

Third Period

UConn starts the third period just like it started the second period, on the power play. Except this time the Huskies are trailing. Hopefully they can make something happen in the final stanza.

1:23 - UConn power play over.

3:49 - Looked like Spencer Naas got one in the net, but play was ruled dead before the puck crossed the line. No goal.

6:10 - GOAL UAH, Brennan Saulnier nets his second of the night to put the Chargers ahead 4-2.

11:00 - GOAL UAH, Shorthanded goal by Hans Gorowski on a breakaway, now up 5-2.

17:04 - UConn on the power play needing three goals to tie...

GAME OVER - UConn falls 5-2. Bring back Rob Nichols plz.

GO HUSKIES!!