PITTSBURGH – It was a meeting of ECAC rivals Saturday, but polar opposites in the national rankings entering the NCAA tournament.
So, how did No. 16 Yale University take down No. 1 Quinnipiac by a 4-0 score?
"Our goaltending is good. Their goaltending is good," Yale coach Keith Allain said two days ago.
Saturday, Yale's was better.
"[Jeff Malcolm] was the best player on the ice," Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold said about the Bulldogs' goaltender without hesitation. "I still think [goaltender] Eric [Hartzell] is the best player in the country and should have won the Hobey, and we are not here without him. But it's the best game I've ever seen [Malcolm] play."
"To get a shutout in the national championship in unbelievable," Yale coach Keith Allain -- a former goaltender at his alma mater -- said about his netminder's effort.
Quinnipiac defeated Yale three times previously this season.
"I think the details in our game and our individuals was better now than they were the last time we faced them," Allain said Friday.