Cornell blanks Rensselaer, 3-0

Junior forwards Brenden Locke and Tristan Mullin each had a goal and an assist, and junior goaltender Matthew Galajda made 25 saves for his second shutout of the season in the Cornell men’s hockey team’s 3-0 blanking of Rensselaer on Friday night at Houston Field House.

Members from the Cornell men's hockey team converge on Matthew Galajda to celebrate the goaltender's 25-save shutout in a 3-0 Cornell victory over Rensselaer on Jan. 10, 2020 at Houston Field House in Troy, N.Y. (Steve Malinski/RPI Athletics)

Cornell (12-1-1, 8-1 ECAC Hockey), which is ranked second nationally in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls, completely dominated the first period with 16 of the game’s first 19 shots on goal. Rensselaer (8-11-1, 5-6-1) forced more pucks on net over the final 40 minutes, but the Big Red was able to keep the hosts at arm’s length thanks after second-period goals by Locke and senior forward Jeff Malott.

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