PITTSBURGH — Of all the goaltenders at the Frozen Four, Jeff Malcolm wasn’t even close to the biggest name. There was Quinnipiac’s Eric Hartzell, one of the Hobey Baker finalists. There was UMass-Lowell’s Connor Hellebuyck, one of the hottest goalies in the tournament. And then there was Malcolm.
He didn’t have the Q rating. Or the statistics. But with Saturday night’s shutout of Quinnipiac, a 4-0 win at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Malcolm now has the national title.