After giving up an early goal, Miami scored three straight markers and held a two-goal lead after 20 minutes.
Unfortunately for the RedHawks, they were outscored, 5-1 in the final two frames and fell, 6-4 to Connecticut at the XL Center in Hartford on Friday.
Miami allowed 48 shots, its highest total of the season as the RedHawks fell for the second time in it last five games.
STATS: Gordie Green extended his points streak to six games, picking up a goal and an assist. He has three goals and five assists in that span and is just four points short of 100 for his career.
Derek Daschke and Casey Gilling also went 1-1-2, giving Daschke 11 points on the season and Gilling 12, tying him for his 2018-19 total.
Freshman Chase Pletzke also finished with two assists, the first multi-point game of his career.
The most shots Miami had previously allowed in a game was 42 in the season opener vs. Bowling Green.
THOUGHTS: And the above sentence says it all.
UConn, ranked No. 48 in the PairWise entering the weekend, managed 48 shots, six more than any opponent has fired against Miami this season.
Full disclosure: I was driving the entire time this game was playing but had CBS All-Access on throughout, so I was able to listen, occasionally glance at the action and check out the highlights.
But I saw enough – and the stats back me up – that Miami took it to the Huskies after Connecticut’s first-period goal, and then the UConn dominated the final two periods.
— Ryan Larkin was back in net after missing last week and stopped 42 of 48 shots, facing at least 14 shots in each period.
— Connecticut scored on an extended 5-on-3 less than three minutes into the game, but Miami was awarded a two-man advantage of its own midway through that frame, and Karch Bachman capitalized after one skater had returned.
— Both teams had three power play opportunities in the first frame but the teams combined for just three chances the balance of the game.
LINEUP CHANGES: Larkin was back in net, replacing Ben Kraws, who earned the win last Saturday.
Grant Frederic returned to the lineup, replacing Alec Capstick. The two have alternated at the seventh defense spot for several weeks.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Again, just listened to the game and saw bits and pieces.
But the Huskies dominated the final two periods and deserved to win this game.
Miami can’t expect to win many games allowing 48 shots.
Coming off such a successful road trip in Omaha, it’s a disappointing loss to a team previous ranked No. 48 in the PairWise.