Yale is 3-5 in the ECAC and 3-6 overall. They have lost their last four games in a row, to Clarkson, Princeton, Quinnipiac, and UNH. The fans on the Yale thread seemed to feel that their team took too many penalties against Princeton and Quinnipiac, nine in each game, and it really hurt them against Princeton, as the Tigers scored three power-play goals in what wound up as a 5-4 game. The Bulldogs cut back a little, but not much, on the penalties against UNH, being charged with seven minors. RPI and Union could be well advised to work on the power play in practice this week.
Brown is also 3-5 in the ECAC, but slightly better overall at 4-5. They have won three of their last four, beating St. Lawrence, Princeton, and Holy Cross, while losing to Quinnipiac. Freshman goalie Luke Kania played against St. Lawrence and Quinnipiac, but sophomore goalie Gavin Nieto has played in the two most recent wins against Princeton and Holy Cross. Nieto was as good as anyone could ask a goalie to be against Princeton, recording a 47-save shutout in a 3-0 victory. He wasn't quite as impressive against Holy Cross, but still won a 4-2 decision. He has probably established himself as Brown's # 1 goalie for the time being.