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Four second-period goals help Cornell defeat Princeton, 5-1

The Cornell men’s hockey team is 8-0 for the first time since the 1971-72 season, and the game that got it to that plateau served as somewhat of a microcosm of those eight games to date. Junior goaltender Matthew Galajda was very strong in helping the Big Red shrug off a sub-par start, then the team’s scoring depth took over with an explosive second period for a 5-1 victory over Princeton in front of a sold-out crowd on Saturday night at Lynah Rink.

The Cornell men's hockey team salutes the Lynah Faithful after a 2-1 victory over Quinnipiac in an ECAC Hockey game on Nov. 22, 2019 at Lynah Rink in Ithaca, N.Y. (Eldon Lindsay/Cornell Athletics)

Cornell (8-0, 6-0 ECAC Hockey, 3-0 Ivy League), which is ranked second in the country in both the and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls, got goals from five different players – four of which came in the middle frame. Junior forward Kyle Betts assisted on both of the first two goals, and Galajda made 25 saves to earn the victory.