Miami blanked by UNO

Despite putting 30 shots on net, Miami suffered its first shutout of the season on Saturday.

Nebraska-Omaha was outshot, 30-22 but blanked the RedHawks, 2-0 in the series finale at Baxter Arena.

It was the first time Miami (8-10-6) had failed to score a goal in 26 games. The last time it was shut out was on March 4, 2016 at Minnesota-Duluth.

The Mavericks (14-8-4) were able to win without scoring at even strength.

With 1:44 left in the first period and in the closing seconds of a power play, Steven Spinner controlled the puck at the top of the crease and backhanded a pass to a wide-open Frederik Olofsson, who tapped it in to open the scoring.

While the RedHawks were on their own man advantage, defenseman Louie Belpedio lost the puck at his own blue line, and Spinner skated in alone and scored on the backhand with 6:46 to play in the second period.

That was all the offense UNO needed, as Evan Weninger stopped 30 shots to earn the shutout.

Miami's Anthony Louis (photo by Cathy Lachmann).

Miami’s Anthony Louis (photo by Cathy Lachmann).

Miami remains in seventh place in the NCHC, but it dropped one spots to 22rd in the PairWise rankings.

Anthony Louis saw his season-high eight-game points streak snapped.

After four straight road games in which the RedHawks went 0-3-1, Miami will host Western Michigan in a pair of games next weekend.

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Posted on January 22, 2017, in 2016-17, gamer, NCHC Hockey, UNO Mavericks and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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