Kevin Morris (Miami - 22) sends Joel Messner (UNO - 5) flying into the boards.

Denver vs. Miami, By the Numbers

The Denver Pioneers take the ice against the Miami RedHawks in the second game of the Frozen Faceoff.

#(4) Denver 22-12-2, 13-10-1-1 vs. #(2) Miami (Ohio) 23-13-1, 14-9-1-1

Series history

Miami and Denver split the season series (2-2-0, .500). Denver outscored Miami 13-12.

The Numbers

Game Time: Friday 7:08 pm. CT
Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Last time out: Miami Beat WMU (5-3 W, 5-7 L, 4-0 W)
Last time out: DU swept UMD (4-3 W, 4-0 W)
MU Offense: 12th Nationally
MU Defense: 22th Nationally
MU PWR: 7th
MU Last 10 games: 6-4-0 (.600)
DU Offense: 10th Nationally
DU Defense: 24th Nationally
DU PWR: 3rd
UND Last 10 games: 6-3-1 (.650)
TV: Friday:  CBS Sports Network, DirecTV 221, DISH Network 158
Live Streaming: None

Key players

Miami RedHawks – Forward: Austin Czarnik (8g-32a—40pts), Riley Barber (19g-18a—37pts), Anthony Louis (7g-25a—32tps), Blake Coleman (17g-16a—33pts), Sean Kuraly (18g-9a—27pts), Alex Wideman (7g-10a—17pts). Defense: Matthew Caito (3g-17a—20pts), Louie Belpedio (5g-11a—16pts), Ben Paulides (3g-6a—9pts). Goalie: Jay Williams (17-8-0, 1.84 GAA, .920 SV%), Ryan McKay (6-5-1, 3.09 GAA, .899 SV%).

Denver – Forwards: Danton Heinen (16g-28a—44pts), Trevor Moore (20g-20a—40pts), Daniel Doremus (7g-15a—22pts), Quentin Shore (9g-14a—23pts). Defense: Joey LaLeggia (13g-25a—38pts), Nolan Zajac (5g-19a—24pts), Will Butcher (2g-13a—15pts), Adam Plant (1g-9a—10pts). Goalies: Tanner Jaillet (13-6-0, 2.04 GAA and a .928 SV%), Evan Cowley (9-6-2, 2.42 GAA,  and a .928 SV%).

Denver University – The Pioneers penalty kill is ranked 8th in the nation (100/120, 83.3%). The Pioneers power play is ranked 7th in the nation (29/134 21.6%).

Miami RedHawks – The RedHawks penalty kill is ranked 25th in the nation (128/153, 83.7%). The RedHawks power play is ranked 19th in the nation (327/163 19.6%).

Prediction

I think the DenverPioneer intangibles will be too much for the RedHawks to overcome. The RedHawks need three games to win the series against the Broncos. Pioneers win 5-3.