Men's hockey plays first 0-0 tie since league started a playoff system

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The crowd at Alfond Rink saw something special Saturday during the Colby College men's hockey team's 0-0 overtime tie with league leader Wesleyan University.
 
Colby had never played to a 0-0 tie since the NESCAC went to a playoff system for the 2000-2001 season. 
 
By the numbers
* The game featured two of the best goaltenders in the NESCAC, but the goalies were helped out by the lack of offense and combined for just 45 saves. The Cardinals (7-3-2 overall, 6-0-2 NESCAC) had the top offense in the league at 3.91 goals per game.
 
* Colby goalie Andrew Tucci earned his fourth shutout of the season with 25 saves. Wesleyan keeper Tim Sestak stopped 20 shots. Tucci ranks third in the league in save percentage (.926) and fourth in goals against average.
 
* The two teams entered the game as the least penalized in the league. Both had two penalties and two power play opportunities. 
 
Next up
* Colby (5-5-3 overall, 2-5-2 NESCAC) plays at 13th-ranked University of New England in a non-conference game Tuesday at 7 p.m. The game is a rematch of last year's opening round NCAA game.
 
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