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Princeton Tigers: Two Overtime Games, Two Wins

Coming back from a tie against Harvard and a loss against Dartmouth on the away trip last weekend, the Tigers were able to gather two wins in two games, the first against Yale and the second against Brown.

The Yale Bulldogs had a lead of 22-19 on the Tigers, but last weekend the New Jersey team was able to get their 20th win, shortening the historical statistic. The Brown Bears also had the advantage against the Tigers with a 92-76-11, even though they had lost their last four encounters.


Friday, November 10th - vs Yale

Less than two minutes from the start of the first period, Kai Daniells, assisted by David Jacobs, was able to get the lead for the Black and Orange team. During a power play, caused by a slashing call on a Yale player, Nick Carabin was able to further the advantage that the Tigers had on the Bulldogs, making it a 2-0 game (assists from Tyler Rubin and Nick Seitz). On a solid dispute from both teams having great scoring chances, Yale's David Chen was able to gather the blue team their first goal of the night, with his teammate Rhys Bentham tying the game less than 10 seconds after. 

Even with a domination from the Yale Bulldogs in the first two minutes, the Princeton Tigers were able to score first in the second period with a goal from Jacobs (assists from Ian Murphy and Brendan Gorman). There were multiple chances, aggravated with the power plays and power kills, from both teams. However, only in the 13th minute of the period, Jaxson Ezman (assists from Noah de la Durantaye and Gorman) was able to make it 4-2 for the Tigers.

Almost four minutes into the third period, Yale's Lisai Pesonen was able to get through the defense and shorten the Princeton lead. After a faceoff win by Yale, they were able to tie the game with a goal from Bayard Hall, which eventually led the game to Princeton's first overtime of the season. 

After a timeout called by the Connecticut based team, Adam Robbins was able to win the face-off and not long after get the game winning goal, ending the game 5-4.


Saturday, November 11th - vs Brown

The first period was a solid one for both teams, neither being able to score, even with a high percentage of shots on goal - especially from Princeton that had 22 tries.

In the beginning of the first period, Daniells was called on a penalty for hooking, which gave the power play to the Bears. With the advantage, Brown was able to open the scoreboard with a goal from Alex Pineau. Two players from both teams were called for two different penalties, leaving it a 4-on-4 game. During that situation, the team from Providence was able to further their lead to 2-0. The first Princeton goal came four minutes before the period ended. Murphy was able to score with assists from Carabin and Jacobs, making it a one-goal difference, 2-1.

The third period was very competitive until the end, and many would say that Brown would have definitely won as they were able to hold off Princeton's attack until the very last minute. However, when the New Jersey team added an extra attacker, Joe Berg was able to tie the game (assists by Daniells and Rubin), making it 2-2 and leading it to an overtime for the second time that weekend.

Similar to the previous game against Yale, it did not take too much time for the Princeton Tigers to find the win. Two minutes into the overtime, Rubin was able to score the game winner, with assists from Murphy and Carabin.


Up Next For The Tigers

The Princeton Tigers will face Colgate on November 17th and Cornell on November 18th, both on the Hobey Baker Memorial Rink.

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