Miami (Ohio) nets three goals with an empty net, falls just short against PC
With more than 12 minutes remaining on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Miami (Ohio) coach Enrico Blasi saw his Red Hawks down 6-2 and decided to do something a little out of the ordinary.
Blasi pulled goalie Ryan McKay and put an extra skater on, leaving an empty net. This is something that is usually reserved for one- or two-goal deficits in the final (at most) one-to-five minutes of the game.
The desperate Red Hawk offsense, with an extra skater on, scored three goals to cut the difference down to just a single goal.
The Red Hawk defense went nearly eight minutes without allowing an empty net goal, including a full extension diving play by Louie Belpedio on a rolling puck headed for a wide open net.
McKay ended up with 4:02 of ice time after he was initially pulled with 12:48 remianing, making two more saves.
Providence broke free in the final seconds and scored an emepty netter at the :07 mark to seal it.