Quinnipiac University Bobcats (14-13-2, 7-8-2 ECAC Hockey) vs.
Clarkson University Golden Knights (8-15-6, 6-8-3 ECAC Hockey)
Saturday, February 14, 2009 7 p.m.
TD Banknorth Sports Center Hamden, Conn.
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Bobcats Host Golden Knights
The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team will host Clarkson University on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. at the TD Banknorth Sports Center. Quinnipiac is 14-13-2 overall and 7-8-2 in ECAC Hockey play while Clarkson enters Saturday night's game at 8-15-6 overall and 6-8-3 in league action.
All-Time Against Clarkson
Quinnipiac is 4-6-0 all-time against Clarkson with a 3-2-0 record on their home ice all-time.
Milestone Watch No. 1
David Marshall scored his 67th career goal in the Bobcats' 4-3 overtime loss to St. Lawrence on Friday night. He is now tied with Chris Cerrella 01 for the Quinnipiac Division I record for career goals scored.
David Marshall recently saw his 18-game scoring streak end when the senior forward went scoreless against Yale on Saturday night. Marshall's streak was the longest in Quinnipiac's Division I history, topping Reid Cashman's 14-game scoring streak.
Do It For Johnny
In his first 16 games of the season, through Quinnipiac's last game of 2008, assistant captain Jean-Marc Beaudoin had three goals and five assists for eight points. Since the beginning of the New Year, Beaudoin leads Quinnipiac with nine goals scored in 13 games, while also passing out four assists for 13 points, good for third on the team.
Watch No. 2
Last Saturday night, Matt Sorteberg broke the Quinnipiac record for games played in a career. Sorteberg suited up for his 152nd game against Colgate, passing former teammate Reid Cashman, who finished his career with 151 games played. Bryan Leitch (147 games) and David Marshall (146) could possibly become the third and fourth players in Quinnipiac history to reach the 150 games played mark.
Top 40 Hits
Bryan Leitch, the nation's leading scorer, passed out three assists on Friday night, giving him nine goals and 38 assists for a career-high 47 points. Leitch has also reached a career-high 24 points (8-16) against ECAC Hockey opponents. In 29 games played this year, Leitch has had 13 multiple assist games, including five with three or more.
Quinnipiac's two shorthanded goals against Brown on Friday night marked the first time since February 6, 2007 that the Bobcats scored two shorties in one game. In that game, Brandon Wong scored two while Eric Lampe added another in a 6-1 win over Bentley. Friday night, it was Mike Atkinson and Lampe who scored with a man-down.
Leitch and Marshall, who is ranked 12th among the nation's scoring leaders with 16 goals and 19 assists for 35 points through 29 games, made Quinnipiac the first NCAA Division I men's ice hockey team this season to feature two 30-point scorers.
Two In The Top 15
Quinnipiac is also one of two teams, along with Minnesota, to have two players ranked in the Top 15 in scoring nationally.
Marshall was the first player in ECAC hockey this season to reach double figures in goals and assists. Marshall also reached the mark faster than any other player in Division I hockey, reaching the marks in 19 games.
Use It To Your Advantage
Quinnipiac is ranked 9th in power-play percentage with 33 goals in 166 chances for 19.9%. On the penalty kill, the Bobcats rank 16th at 86.8% after killing 145 of 167 opponent power-plays. The Bobcats are also ranked 6th in combined special teams at 53.5% (178-333).