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Cornell defeats Dartmouth, 3-2

Senior forward Jeff Malott scored early in the third period to cap the Cornell men’s hockey team’s rally from a pair of one-goal deficits in a 3-2 victory over Dartmouth on Friday night in front of a raucous sold-out crowd at Lynah Rink. The victory pushes the Big Red’s unbeaten streak to seven games and avenges the team’s only loss to date.

Jeff Malott celebrates after scoring the winning goal in the Cornell men's hockey team's 3-2 victory over Dartmouth on Jan. 24, 2020 at Lynah Rink in Ithaca, N.Y. (Dave Burbank/Cornell Athletics)

Senior defenseman Yanni Kaldis assisted on all three goals for Cornell (14-1-3, 9-1-1 ECAC Hockey, 5-1 Ivy League), which sits atop both the and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls for a second straight week. Like it did in the season’s first game against 20th-ranked Dartmouth (10-6-3, 7-4-1, 5-2), Cornell peppered goaltender Adrian Clark. But this time, the Big Red found a way to break through — even if a couple lapses allowed Dartmouth to take the lead twice.