A run of perfection put Minnesota State Mankato goalie Dryden McKay in the record books for NCAA men's hockey on Saturday night.
The senior stopped 15 shots in a 7-0 win over Northern Michigan in Mankato for his 27th career shutout to edge past Ryan Miller, who turned in 26 shutouts over his career from 1999 to 2002 with Michigan State.
With a first name from famed Montreal netminder Ken Dryden and a multiple finalist for the Mike Richter Award for the nation's top college goaltender, McKay has long had his name associated with the game's best. And now he has the mark on his own, which merited some locker room celebration.
McKay shared his thoughts after the game, calling the record "super special."
Ann-Renee Desbiens, Wisconsin women's goaltender from 2014 to 2017, had 55 shutouts over her collegiate career.
The Mavericks got off to a quick start, taking a 4-0 lead after one period over Northern Michigan. Brendan Furry had his first hat trick to provide the offensive firepower in the weekend sweep for the Mavericks, (6-2 overall and 2-0 in the CCHA.)
McKay set another mark in the game, with his 81st career win. That ties Steve Carroll, at Mankato from 1977 to 1981.