|1st||11:56||DAR||1-0||PP||Brad Schierhorn (5)||Brett Patterson/8, Eric Robinson/7|
|3rd||2:37||DAR||2-0||EV||Jack Barre (5)||Ryan Bullock/2, Carl Hesler/2|
|3rd||13:15||UNH||1-2||PP||Grayson Downing (9)||Tyler Kelleher/11, Casey Thrush/9|
|3rd||19:20||UNH||2-2||EV EA GT||Grayson Downing (10)||Matt Willows/8, Andrew Poturalski/7|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|New Hampshire (6-11-2)||1/6||4/8||0|
|James Kruger (T, 5-5-3)||65:00||2||3||8||7||0||18|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Adam Clark (T, 5-11-2)||63:35||2||11||13||6||3||33|
DURHAM, N.H. - Grayson Downing (Abbottsford, British Columbia) scored two third-period goals to help the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team erase a two-goal deficit and skate to a 2-2 tie Friday night against intrastate rival Dartmouth College at the Whittemore Center.
UNH moves to 6-11-2 overall and DC is now 6-5-3.
New Hampshire goalie Adam Clark (Sherwood Park, Alberta) made 30 saves, including three in overtime. DC counterpart James Kruger stopped 18 shots and did not have to make a save in OT.
UNH converted its fifth power play of the game into a goal at 13:15 to trim the deficit to 2-1. Casey Thrush (Easton, Md.) initiated the scoring sequence in the right corner by poking the puck to Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.) along the end boards. Kelleher quickly sent a pass behind the net to Downing, who circled around the left post to face the net before shooting the puck into the net.
With 3:15 left in regulation, Shane Eiserman (Newburyport, Mass.) rifled a shot from the left point that sailed wide of the near post. One minute later, Thrush's shot from the slot was deflected high off a defenseman's stick, but Kruger made the glove save.
UNH called timeout at that point (17:55) and pulled Clark in favor of an extra attacker. Dartmouth cleared the puck into the neutral zone and the 'Cats reentered the attack zone with 98 seconds on the clock. UNH cycled the puck until Matt Willows (Congers, N.Y.) sent a crossing pass to Downing low on the right side and he deposited a shot into the open near side to tie the score, 2-2, at 19:20. Andrew Poturalski (Williamsville, N.Y.) was also credited with an assist.
Kruger denied Dan Correale (Prince George, British Columbia) in the waning seconds to send the game into overtime. The Big Green, despite being called for charging 10 seconds into the five-minute extra session, recorded a 3-0 shot advantage in OT.
UNH finished the game 1-or-6 on the power play while DC was 1 of 2.
Dartmouth capitalized on its only power play of the opening stanza to take a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. Eric Robinson initiated the scoring sequence at the left point with a pass to the high slot, where Bret Patterson blasted a slapshot that Brad Schierhorn redirected into the net at 11:56.
Four minutes later, Clark stoned Eric Neiley at the left doorstep as the Dartmouth forward attempted to quickly jam the puck inside the post off a pass from behind the net.
The Wildcats generated pressure late in the stanza and with 2:10 on the clock, Correale corralled a loose puck in the slot and wristed a low shot that Kruger stopped and covered. On the ensuing faceoff, Poturalski's a shot was blocked in front by defenseman Andy Simpson. Cameron Marks (North Vancouver, British Columbia) gathered the rebound in front and, as he was being hooked down, lifted a shot wide left.
DC's Geoff Ferguson went to the penalty box at 17:58. UNH generated a lot of attack time during its power play, but the Big Green penalty kill unit did not allow a shot on goal, and then Marks's wrister from the slot sailed wide left as time expired in the period.
The visitors led 1-0 with a 12-3 shot advantage through 20 minutes.
New Hampshire went on its second power play of the game just 27 seconds into the second period. One minute later, Thrush gathered Marks' indirect pass to lead a rush down the left wing. Thrush's wrister from the faceoff dot was snared by Kruger's glove.
In the fifth minute, DC won a faceoff to Clark's right and Grant Opperman snapped a screened shot from the slot that caromed off the goalie's right shoulder and bounded wide of the cage.
Two minutes later, UNH sustained pressure and Collin MacDonald (West Milford, N.J.) ripped a shot from the slot that Kruger stopped. Dylan Maller (Parkland, Fla.) lost his balance charging down the slot and lifted the rebound wide right.
Robinson was sent to the penalty box for slashing at 7:49 to give the 'Cats another power play. UNH apparently tied the game at 8:44 when Matias Cleland (Longmont, Colo.) blasted a slap shot from the right point into the goal, but the play was reviewed by replay and the goal was nullified because of an offside call against UNH.
With the teams skating four aside in the 13th minute, DC's Brad Schierhorn gained possession of a loose puck alone in the slot but Clark enveloped the close-range shot to keep the score 1-0.
With 2:15 on the clock, UNH's Warren Foegele (Unionville, Ontario) curled around the right post and his centering pass deflected off Correale before Kruger covered the loose puck in the crease.
At the other end of the ice in the closing minute, Neiley crashed the net and was denied twice by Clark to send the teams into the second intermission with the Big Green ahead on the scoreboard (1-0) and in the shots column (25-11).
Dartmouth extended the advantage to 2-0 at 2:37 of the third period on Jack Barre's goal that was set up by Ryan Bullock and Carl Hesler.
DC generated a 3-on-1 rush in the seventh minute, but Corey Kalk's shot from the slot was turned aside by Clark to keep the 'Cats close.
New Hampshire returns to action Tuesday, Jan. 13 (7 p.m.) at home against Providence College in a game postponed from Nov. 21. The Wildcats then play a home-and-home series Jan. 16-17 against UMass. The teams face off at the Mullins Center for the opener and then play Saturday's game at the Whittemore Center.