Nebraska-Omaha 3, Massachusetts 2 (Overtime)
Oct. 27, 2002
- The game marked the fifth all-time meeting between the two teams. With the win, Nebraska-Omaha has won the last four meetings in the series, two of them by a 3-2 margin.
- The Minutemen outshot their opponents for the second time in three games, 23-21. Over the last two games, UMass has outshot its opponents, 65-33. The fewest amount of shots that UMass gave up last year in a two-game span is 34 on Nov. 16-17, 2001, against UMass Lowell.
- Gabe Winer recorded a career-high 18 saves.
- The overtime game was the first for the Minutemen since a 3-3 tie with UMass Lowell on Feb. 9, 2002.
- After struggling last year to come from behind against opponents, the Minutemen have done it twice in the last two games, rallying from a 3-1 deficit against Rensselaer last weekend and coming back from a 2-1 margin in the third period against UNO.
- The freshmen class has accounted for six points (2 g, 4 a) on the season, and scored three points (2 g, 1 a) against UNO.
- The Minutemen finally ended their power-play woes with a third-period power-play netter from Anderson. The Minutemen are 1-of-13 on the power play and scored their first power play goal since a 3-3 tie with UMass Lowell on Feb. 9, 2002, a span of eight games.
- The loss was the first for the Minutemen on Oct. 27. UMass had been 2-0-0 before this game.
- Tim Turner's two assists moved him within one point of 14th place on the school's career scoring chart. He has 74 career points (32 g, 42 a). Ron Lundgren is 14th with 75 points. Turner also played in his 100th career game against the Mavericks.