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College Hockey: DeSmith, Wildcats shut out Huskies
At the risk of stating the obvious, that winning streak hasn't happened by accident.
Sorkin had his own take on why UNH (5-5-1, 3-2-0) is the hottest team in Hockey East.
"I love playing with those two," Sorkin said referring to linemates Kevin Goumas and Matt Willows. "I think we're really clicking. But it starts with preparation during the week, from Monday all the way up to the game.
Casey Thrush sailed down the left wing and snapped off a wrist shot that was ticketed for the far right corner. But Witt flashed his glove hand and robbed Thrush of a goal.
Goumas' shot hit the left side of the net and the rebound came directly to Sorkin, who slid the puck into an open net at 4:26.
The Wildcats doubled their lead in the second period and, just like in the first, it could have been more because of Witt.
Northeastern was on its second power play of the second when UNH increased its lead to 2-0.
"It was a quick transition," Silengo said. "Justin Agosta had a good turnover. We've been working all week on trying to do quick transitioning."
UNH reached a milestone of sorts at 8:15 of the third when Kyle Smith scored to give his team a 3-0 lead — the 14th consecutive period in which the Wildcats have scored at least one goal.
Trevor van Riemsdyk slid a cross-ice pass to Smith in the left circle and Smith beat Witt on a one-timer.
"It was a good win coming down here winning at Matthews and getting ourselves back into Hockey East play."