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Senior forward Tyler McNeely scored the game-tying goal for the Huskies
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's hockey team and Northeastern played to a 3-3 overtime tie Friday night in a Hockey East game at Schneider Arena. Providence increased its unbeaten streak to seven games and moved to 5-4-3 overall and 3-2-3 in Hockey East. Northeastern is now 1-7-3, and 1-4-2 in the league.
The Friars scored quickly to take a 1-0 lead. Sophomore Aaron Jamnick (Hibbing, Minn.) skated down the ice before firing a wrist shot from the right circle that was save by NU goalie Chris Rawlings. However, senior Jordan Kremyr (Cloverdale, B.C.) pounced on the rebound in the slot and fired home his third goal of the season at 3:03. Classmate Eric Baier (North Kingstown, R.I.) then scored on a two-man advantage to increase PC's lead to 2-0. Senior Kyle MacKinnon (Walnut, Calif.) slid a pass from behind the NU net to Baier, who ripped a one-timer into the net at 10:31. The Huskies cut the lead in half with 1:04 remaining in the period when Rob Dongara scored on a back hander from in close as Steve Silva and Tyler McNeely picked up assists on the play.
In the second period, senior Ben Farrer (Calgary, Alberta) scored his second goal of the season at 14:06 as the Friars regained their two-goal lead (3-1). MacKinnon and senior Ian O'Connor (Londonderry, N.H.) were credited with assists on the goal. The Huskies then rallied with two power-play goals to even the score at 3-3. Mike McLaughlin scored at 15:47, while Tyler McNeely tied the game at 6:57 of the third period as he was set up in front for a tap-in goal.
The Friars had a 39-37 edge in shots as Rawlings finished with 36 shots. PC junior Alex Beaudry (Cumberland, Ontario) totaled 34 stops.
The two teams will complete the home-and-home series Saturday night at Matthews Arena in Boston, Mass.