Denver goalie Magnus Chrona currently owns the third-longest scoreless streak in team history at 183:16, including three straight shutouts.
The Pioneers blanked Omaha, 4-0 on Jan. 16 and swept a home-and-home with Colorado College last weekend, 4-0 and 5-0.
And Miami found the net just once in two games at St. Cloud State on Jan. 21-22.
A look at this weekend’s matchup:
WHO: No. 5 Denver Pioneers (16-5-1, 9-3 NCHC) at Miami RedHawks (4-18-2, 1-12-1).
WHERE: Cady Arena (3,642), Oxford, Ohio.
WHEN: Friday – 7:05 p.m.; Saturday – 5:05 p.m.
ALL-TIME SERIES: Denver leads, 22-13-3.
STREAMING: NCHC.tv ($).
DENVER RADIO: KEPN-AM (1600), Denver, Colo.
MIAMI RADIO: Friday – WKBV-AM (1490), Richmond, Ind.; Saturday – WMOH-AM (1450), Hamilton, Ohio.
NOTES: Denver is one of the hottest teams in college hockey, going 12-1-1 in its last 14 games.
Chrona is tied for sixth in the NCAA with 15 wins and his 2.02 goals-against average is 11th-best in college hockey. He has a save percentage of .916.
Offensively, Chrona has gotten tons of run support, as the Pioneers average a Division I-best 4.64 goals and are one of only three NCAA teams with 100 goals, reaching that feat in just 22 games.
Bobby Brink leads the NCAA in assists (25) and is tied for second in points with 33.
Six other Denver forwards have notched at least 20 points. Carter Savoie and Cameron Wright are tied for the team lead in goals (13), and Savoie is second in points with 28.
Brett Stapley is 10-15-25, and Massimo Rizzo, Carter Mazur and Cole Guttman all have 24 points. Wright has 20.
On defense, Matt Benning has netted eight goals to go along with 11 assists, and Sean Behrens is 2-16-18, second on the team in helpers.
Justin Lee, Shai Buium, Kyle Mayhew, Antti Tuomisto and Reid Irwin have been the other regulars on Denver’s back end.
Miami’s lone conference win was at Omaha in its league opener on Nov. 5. The RedHawks are 0-12-1 in conference play since and are winless in their last seven.
They were outscored, 19-1 in a two-game sweep at St. Cloud State last weekend.
Denver swept its set vs. Miami on its home ice Nov. 19-20, winning 4-1 and 7-1.