The Mavs were swept last weekend on the road at #5 Quinnipiac, which was a disappointment. Didn't get to see the games as I didn't have reliable internet access, but it sounds like UNO was close on Friday night in a 5-4 loss. UNO did generate some pretty good offense that night, peppering Quinnipiac goalie Eric Hartzell with 37 shots. Hartzell is only allowing 1.4277 goals a game (third in the nation), but only faces 20 shots a game on average. If he had sat out last weekend's games, he'd be the leading goalie in the nation.
Colorado College is currently eighth in the WCHA with a 5-6-1 record. UNO is tied with Minnesota for fifth with a 7-4-1. The Mavs are 3 points behind first-place St. Cloud State, who is playing out of conference this weekend against Northern Michigan. A win and a tie gives the Mavs a tie for first place; a sweep puts UNO in sole possession of first place to start the second half of the season.