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Preview & Live Audio Stream: UConn Men's Hockey Hosting Army, 7:05pm, XL Center

The Huskies are hoping to buck a four-game losing streak as they host the Army Black Knights tonight in Hartford.

The Huskies will need to improve offensively and on the power play if they are going to get things on track.
The Huskies will need to improve offensively and on the power play if they are going to get things on track.
Stephen Quick

Live Updates

Third Period

20:00 - The puck has dropped and the third period is under way!

19:40 - PENALTY Army - Tyler Pham for Boarding. UConn goes on its third power play.

17:40 - Army kills the penalty. No shots on net, a few were blocked or wide.

12:25 - GOAL Army, Black Knights lead, 1-0.

6:24 - PENALTY UConn - Tage Thompson called for tripping. Fourth power play for Army, who is 0-3 so far with the man advantage.

4:24 - Penalty killed, not without some scares. Army has been getting the better chances as of late. Haven't posted a shot in a while.

1:22 - Rob Nichols heads to the bench, empty net.

0:17 - empty net goal, Army. Fans race to the exits. This is a bad loss for UConn. 2-0, Army

FINAL: Army wins, 2-0, for its first victory of the season. Back to the drawing board for the Huskies, who have lost five in a row.

Second Period

20:00 - Second period is under way! Starts with an early chance for the Huskies as Army goalie Parker Gahagen holds on to the puck after a UConn shot.

18:24 - PENALTY UConn - Miles Gendron for hitting from behind. Army goes on its second power play.

16:24 - UConn kills the penalty without much trouble. Army managed just one shot on net.

13:10 - PENALTY Army - Garret Peterson for interference. UConn on first power play.

11:10 - Womp womp. UConn is now on a 0-16 drought on power plays.

10:35 - PENALTY UConn- Miles Gendron for interference. Army on its third power play.

8:35 - UConn kills the penalty. Two shots on net for Army on the power play.

5:27 - PENALTY Army - Nash Worden for holding. UConn on its second power play.

3:27 - Army kills the penalty, UConn had some good chances to score there, only one shot on net.

END 2nd PERIOD - A lot more action than the first period, but still no scoring. Tied 0-0.

First Period

20:00 - The puck has dropped, we are in action at the XL Center!

17:55 - PENALTY UConn - Jeff Wight for Boarding. Army to go on the power play.

15:55 - UConn kills the penalty.

6:00 - Not a whole lot going on. UConn started getting a few pucks on net, earning applause from the crowd at stoppage of play.

END 1st PERIOD - Score tied, 0-0. Not a lot of action overall. UConn started going late, and held the shots advantage throughout the period. Very little in the way of solid scoring chances for either side.

Lines

Game Capsule

Radio: UConn IMG Audio Network - WTIC NewsTalk 1080 AM (Joe D'Ambrosio, Bob Joyce)

Video & Live Stats: GameTracker on UConnHuskies.com

Series Record: Tied, 29-29-8

Last Meeting: UConn 6 - Army 3 (1/9/15)

Up Next: Fri., Nov. 13th at Vermont

Preview

Since taking a huge win over Boston University two weeks ago, the UConn Huskies have lost four straight after being swept by both Notre Dame and UMass in a weekend series with each. They are looking to get the season back on track tonight as Army comes to visit the XL Center. The Huskies have never lost five games in a row in the Mike Cavanaugh era.

In the win over BU, who was ranked No. 8 in the country at the time, UConn went 4-of-7 on the power play. Since then, the Huskies went 0-for-15 with a man-advantage over the course of four losses before breaking the skid in the second game against UMass. The power play is 7-of-42 (16.7%) on the season, which is 8th in Hockey East behind Boston College.

Luckily, it is early in the season and there is a lot of hockey still to be played. This young UConn team is taking its lumps, but should grow stronger across the season. Playing a winless Army team should be a good opportunity to build confidence with a tough Hockey East matchup at Vermont looming on Friday.

Army is part of the Atlantic Hockey conference, UConn's old digs, and sits at 0-5-2 on the season so far. The Black Knights are one of two Atlantic Hockey teams on UConn's schedule, along with Sacred Heart, who the Huskies will host later in the season on January 26.

These two teams met last year, with six different Huskies scoring in a 6-3 win at West Point. Jesse Schwartz led the charge for UConn, notching three points with a goal and two assists.

This year's #icebus is fueled by a youth movement, with three freshmen, Maxim Letunov, Tage Thompson, and Joe Masonius, as UConn's top four scorers on the season so far. Sophomores Spencer Naas (T-4th), Schwartz and Johnny Austin (both T-7th) are among the Huskies' leading scorers as well.

In recognition of Veterans Day on Wednesday, it will be Military Appreciation Night at the XL Center. Stick with us here for live updates and be sure to follow along on Twitter with @TheUConnBlog and @Tim_Fontenault.