UNH struggled defensively for the first time all year in Colorado last weekend, but there's one area where they haven't given in.
Stat of the Week: 0
As in, the number of power play goals the eighth-best power play team unit in the country registered on Saturday evening at home. The eighth-best power play unit belonged to then-second ranked Denver, which came up against a brick wall in UNH's penalty kill. The Wildcats, who are killing penalties at a .952 clip (40-for-42 on kills), have relied upon Casey DeSmith for a lot of their power play defense, but even on a weekend when DeSmith was very sub-par, it's an encouraging sign for the 'Cats that they can still get the job done.
Honorable Mention: +5
The goal differential (in favor of Hockey East) in games between two ranked, non-conference opponents (at the time of the game) involving a Hockey East team thus far this season, a far cry from the -9 differential between all Hockey East teams and ranked opposition. That plus-five is through eight games and, you might note, is also the goal differential between BC and Dartmouth and UNH and Denver combined.