By the end of this weekend every team in the conference will either be halfway through the season or into the second half of conference play.
It's time for a periodical look at the Home/Road Index, which will look different than the official league standings of the moment. But when all 22 games have been played, this index will mirror the standings, so it's a way to see how they may really look.
The premise is simple: win all your home games and steal points on the road. You cannot earn any points for a home game, you can only lose one for a tie and two for a loss. Conversely, you cannot lose any points when you play on the road, but will get one point for a tie and two for a win.
So here's how the standings shape up heading into this weekend:
St. Lawrence -2
Odds and Ends:Union's Daniel Carr scored two power-play goals at Cornell and has nine for the season, tying the school record of Chris Ford, which was set in 1993-94. Union swept road games at Colgate and Cornell last weekend, ending an 0-11-1 stretch at Colgate. Union has killed 19 straight penalties. ... RPI has lost five games this season, and four have been by one goal. The other was a two-goal loss to Yale, in which the Bulldogs added an empty-net goal. ... Dartmouth won its in-state rivalry game with New Hampshire 5-4 last week. The team has gone 4-1-1 in its last six games. ... Princeton goalie Sean Bonar continues to excel. He leads the nation with a 1.28 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage. ... Brown became the first team in the conference to knock off No. 1 Yale with a 3-2 home win on Sunday. It was the first time in the modern era that the Bears have knocked off a No. 1 team. ... Cornell's penalty kills ranks second in the nation at 88.7 percent. ... Brian Day became the 49th Colgate player to record 100 career points last weekend. The Raiders have lost four overtime games this season and are 0-11 in one-goal games.
RPI's Chase Polacek scored on a penalty shot in overtime to beat Colgate last Saturday and the goal was captured by a fan, though it ends abruptly:
Finally, highlights provided by Yale of their 5-2 win over Brown on Saturday: