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ASU Hockey: Sun Devils drop series finale 3-1 to Alabama-Huntsville

Offensive struggles and a whole lot of penalties.

Photo Courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics

Coming off just their second win of the season last night over Alabama-Huntsville (2-6-0) the narrative flipped in game two for ASU (2-6-2).

After getting off to a strong start and striking first on a power play goal by Brinson Pasichnuk, the Sun Devils couldn't solve UAH's net minder Jordan Uhelski eventually dropping the contest 3-1.

One of the primary issues offensively for ASU was the severe lack of shots as the Sun Devils only managed 19 shots on goal, 18 were turned away by the UAH goalie.

Much like last night, both teams made frequent trips to the penalty box racking up 16 total penalties, seven by ASU and 9 by UAH.

ASU scored it's first and only goal by way of the power play and UAH scored the eventual game-winner a man up; however, in the big picture neither team really managed to take advantage on the power play.

While the offense struggled tonight, the defense performed well overall.

Sophomore goalie Joey Daccord was brilliant stopping 30 of 32 shots discounting the empty-netter that sealed the game late.

The penalty kill, perfect coming into tonight’s game, finally yielded its first goal of the season. However, like game one of the series it did its job for the most part and gave the Devils every chance to get back in the game.

The ever-elusive home sweep escaped the Devils' grasp yet again and will only get tougher as the season progresses and ASU faces stingier competition.

The Devils are heading into an off week before they host No. 15 Penn State on the 17th and 18th in what should prove to be a huge test for the struggling Sun Devils.