ITHACA, N.Y. — Junior Daniel Pegoraro tallied the game winner in the sixth minute of the second period, and 12 different Cornell players recorded a point as the Big Red rolled to a 7-2 victory over Brown on Saturday night at Lynah Rink.
For the third time in four contests, Cornell (4-0-0, 2-0-0 ECACHL) hung seven goals on the opponent. Pegoraro, who added an assist to his goal, has now scored in three consecutive contests to help the Big Red to its third 4-0-0 start in four years.
Cornell wasted little time getting started, with freshman Raymond Sawada scoring the first goal of his career at the 4:53 mark of the first period. Pegoraro and junior Cam Abbott assisted.
A little more than four minutes later, following a Brown (0-2-1, 0-2-1 ECACHL) penalty, Cornell got a power-play goal from junior Shane Hynes. Classmate Matt Moulson got the first of his three points on the play with an assist. He would also score two goals in the third period.
Freshman Topher Scott was also credited with a helper. He finished with two assists to earn his first career multiple-point game.
The Big Red continued to sparkle on special teams, converting on three of five power plays on the night. The squad is now 8-of-26 (.308) on the season. Cornell also killed off six of the Bears’ seven power plays.
The lone goal allowed by the Big Red penalty kill came with just 10 seconds left on a five-minute major that spanned the first and second periods. Brown freshman Jeff Prough netted his first career goal on the play, but Pegoraro answered with the eventual game winner less than two minutes later.
The Big Red has only allowed one power-play goal in 24 attempts by the opposition.
The sides traded goals again in the period. Brown freshman David Robertson scored at the 14:16 mark, but Cornell senior assistant captain Mike Iggulden once again gave the Big Red a two-goal advantage with an unassisted goal exactly three minutes later.
Cornell sophomore David McKee was solid in goal, stopping 23 shots. He picked up his fourth win of the season. His counterpart, Brown senior Scott Rowan, faced a 40-shot barrage and made 33 saves.