#9 UMass at #15 UMass Lowell - Postgame Notes
Jan. 19, 2008
No. 9 UMass at No. 15 UMass Lowell
UMass fell for the fourth consecutive game with tonight's loss. It's the longest streak since UMass lost six straight from Oct. 21, 2005 to Nov. 11, 2005. With the win, UML takes the season series (1-0-2). The loss drops UMass to 5-4-1 this season against ranked teams.
UMass had killed off 14 of the last 15 (93.3%) opponent power play opportunities in the last four games until UMass Lowell scored a power play goal in with 6:31 remaining in the third period.
UMass' first 12 shots of the game were all on four power play chances. It wasn't until Jordan Virtue's goal that UMass had its first even strength shot.
With UMass scoring the first goal of the game, the Minutemen improves/falls to 5-1-1 (UPDATE) when scoring first. When scoring the first goal of the second period, UMass improves/falls to 8-0-3 (UPDATE).
Jordan Virtue scored his second goal of the season in the second period giving UMass a 1-0 lead. It was the second goal of his career and his seventh career point. His other career goal was the game-winner at Boston College on Nov. 17.
Brian Keane and David Leaderer were credited with assists on Virtue's goal. For Keane, it was fourth assist of the season and sixth point. For Leaderer, the assist was his second of the season and the 19th of his career.
P.J. Fenton, Mike Kostka, and David Leaderer continued their iron men streak of over 100 games played. Fenton played in his 133rd career game, while Kostka suited up for his 128th career game. Leaderer is the team's active leader in games played at 134 career games. Matt Burto joined the century club at Providence on Jan. 18 playing in his 100th career game at UMass. Cory Quirk (96), Chris Davis (91), and Scott Crowder (89) are closing in on 100 career games.
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