HAMDEN, Conn. – Andrew Shortridge (Anchorage, Alaska) stood tall between the pipes Friday night for the No. 9/9 Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team as the Bobcats blanked the No. 19 Princeton Tigers, 3-0, at home in their second consecutive shutout.
With the victory, Quinnipiac has won five straight games for the second time this season and has recorded three shutouts during the five-game winning streak.
Shortridge picked up 20 saves in his second shutout of the season and Quinnipiac's fifth overall shutout of the season.
Chase Priskie (Pembroke Pines, Florida) recorded his ninth goal of the season in the first period for the game-winner before Scott Davidson (Trail, British Columbia) added a critical insurance goal midway through the third period for his first of the season. Odeen Tufto (Chaska, Minnesota) also added an empty-net goal for his 10th of the season.
Quinnipiac 3, Princeton 0
Quinnipiac (12-2-0, 5-2-0 ECAC Hockey) | Princeton (3-5-1, 3-3-1 ECAC Hockey)
Frank Perrotti Jr. Arena at People's United Center | Hamden, Conn.
- (19:55.7, 1st period) – Quinnipiac 1, Princeton 0: After Princeton was assessed a penalty with 7.1 seconds left, Tufto won a faceoff back to Priskie at the top of the left circle. Priskie wound up and rifled a shot top-shelf past Princeton goaltender Ryan Ferland
- (8:15, 3rd period) – Quinnipiac 2, Princeton 0: Michael Lombardi (Barrington, Rhode Island) corralled a Princeton turnover in the neutral zone and worked in to Davidson who skated into the left faceoff circle before wristing the puck high, glove side past Ferland
- (18:54, 3rd period) – Quinnipiac 3, Princeton 0: Tufto recorded his second point of the night as he tapped home an empty-net goal off a pass from Ethan de Jong (North Vancouver, British Columbia)
- Shortridge recorded his second shutout of the season in his 20-save performance Friday night
- He has won his first five games of the season and sports a 1.00 GAA and .956 save percentage
- Friday's shutout was the eighth of his career, moving him into sole possession of fourth all-time in program history
- Priskie's game-winning power-play goal was his ninth tally of the season and fifth with the man advantage
- His five power-play goals are second overall in the nation while his nine goals leads the nation's defensemen
- Tufto extended his point streak to four games with a goal and an assist, recording his sixth multi-point game of the season
- He is second in the nation with 10 goals and 20 points, while both totals lead ECAC Hockey
- Davidson's goal was his first of the season and third total point
- Quinnipiac now has 15 different goal scorers this season
- Lombardi recorded his third assist of the season and has now recorded a point in three consecutive games
- Karlis Cukste (Riga, Latvia) blocked three shots, including one on a Princeton breakaway where he caught the defender and made the sliding block
- Quinnipiac and Princeton travel down Interstate 95 for the final game of the home-and-home series between the two teams Saturday night at Hobey Baker Rink.