|1st||18:08||NOE||1-0||PP||Colton Saucerman (2)||Matt Benning/4, Dalen Hedges/9|
|2nd||1:26||PRV||1-1||PP||Trevor Mingoia (6)||Jake Walman/4, Mark Jankowski/6|
|2nd||5:49||PRV||2-1||EV GW||Ross Mauermann (2)||Nick Saracino/3, Josh Monk/1|
|2nd||7:15||PRV||3-1||EV||Noel Acciari (1)||Ross Mauermann/3, Trevor Mingoia/7|
|3rd||8:26||PRV||4-1||SH||Ross Mauermann (3)||Brandon Tanev/4|
|3rd||16:04||PRV||5-1||EV||Trevor Mingoia (7)||Nick Saracino/4, Mark Jankowski/7|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Jon Gillies (W, 7-5-1)||59:49||1||12||6||8||26|
|Clay Witt (L, 3-5-0)||60:00||5||10||6||10||26|
BOSTON - After the Northeastern men's ice hockey team (3-10-1, 2-6-1) took a 1-0 lead through the first period of play, No. 16 Providence (8-5-1, 6-3-0) responded with the game's final five goals to defeat the Huskies on Wednesday night at Matthews Arena, 5-1.
Ross Mauermann and Trevor Mingoia each had two goals and an assist, while Jon Gillies stopped 26 shots for the Friars. Colton Saucerman scored the lone Northeastern goal, which was outshot 31-27 for the game. Clay Witt made 26 stops in goal.
Each squad was 1-of-7 on the power play, while Providence won 37-of-22 faceoffs.
After Providence dictated the tempo during the opening minutes of the first period, the ice evened out as the frame wore on, with the Huskies outshooting PC 13-10 and taking a 1-0 lead late in the frame.
Brandon Tanev made a bid to put Providence on top early when he tried to sneak a shot under the pad of Witt, but the NU netminder held his post to cover and earn the face-off. Minutes later, Northeastern had its first scoring chance of the night when Mike McMurtry spun around and tossed a backhand on goal that caught the outside of the right post. Gillies stood tall for the Friars throughout the first, denying Dylan Sikura on a one-timer from point blank range off a pass from Mike Szmatula behind the net before stoning McMurtry on a shot from just inside the blue line midway through the period.
The Huskies would draw first blood with 1:52 left in the first period as Saucerman collected a loose puck off a wide shot from Matt Benning at the point. Saucerman then knocked the puck off a PC defender and past Gillies for Saucerman's second of the season.
Providence took control of the game at the beginning of the second period, scoring three times in the first 7:15 of the frame, the first coming with one second left on an NU penalty as Trevor Mingoia tucked a shot past Witt off a pass from Jake Walman.
Four minutes later, the Friars took a 2-1 lead as Mauermann finished off some tic-tac-toe passing by PC as Josh Monk fed Nick Saracino, who then dished it to Mauermann who roofed it for his second of the season. Providence put its passing on display again with 12:45 left in the period when Mauermann threaded a pass across the zone to Noel Acciari cutting to the far post to beat Witt for his first of the year.
PC continued to pressure the Huskies into the third period, scoring twice to extend its lead to 5-1. Mauermann buried his second of the night on a shorthanded marker with 11:33 left in regulation when he shoveled the puck under Witt's pad with a Northeastern defender on him, drawing a penalty on the Huskies.
Later in the period, Mingoia would add his second of the evening when he hammed home a one-timer at the left post off a pass from Saracino. At the other end, Gillies turn aside all eight shots he faced in the final 20 minutes.
The Huskies will be back in action on Saturday afternoon when Northeastern and Providence complete the home-and-home set at Schneider Arena. Puck drop is slated for 4 p.m. and the game will be televised on OSN.