|1st||8:36||YAL||1-0||EV||Trent Ruffolo (4)||Nate Repensky/2, Tommy Fallen/5|
|1st||10:45||YAL||2-0||EV||Cody Learned (4)||Carson Cooper/3, Matt Killian/2|
|2nd||14:09||NOE||1-2||PP||Torin Snydeman (3)||Zach Aston-Reese/6, Jarrett Fennell/2|
|2nd||15:40||NOE||2-2||EV||Kevin Roy (8)||Adam Reid/4, Matt Benning/9|
|3rd||16:46||NOE||3-2||PP GW||Mike McMurtry (1)||Colton Saucerman/4, Matt Benning/10|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Alex Lyon (L, 7-4-2)||59:02||3||10||6||9||25|
|Derick Roy (W, 2-5-1)||60:00||2||7||8||13||28|
BOSTON - Mike McMurtry's power play goal with 3:14 left in regulation completed the comeback for the Northeastern men's ice hockey team (7-10-2), which erased a two-goal first period deficit to top No. 19 Yale (8-4-2) on Tuesday night at Matthews Arena, 3-2.
Kevin Roy recorded his 100th career point with his second period goal, becoming the 47th player in team history to reach the 100-point plateau. Torin Snydeman also scored for the Huskies, who were outshot 30-28 by the Bulldogs. Derick Roy got the start in goal for the second straight game, making 28 saves while his counterpart, Alex Lyon, had 25 stops.
The Northeastern power play converted twice for the second straight game, going 2-of-4 while the NU penalty kill held Yale to an 0-of-3 showing. The Huskies also won 35-of-64 faceoffs, led by Mike Szmatula's 18-of-25 performance.
Yale controlled the tempo of the first period, jumping out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals in less than a three-minute span. The Bulldogs created several turnovers during the opening period, forcing Roy to make seven saves including back-to-back stops on John Hayden and John Baiocco early on.
Trent Ruffulo gave Yale a 1-0 lead with 11:24 left in the stanza when he picked up a loose puck off a wide shot from Nate Repensky at the point, and fired it off the skate of an NU defender past Roy for Ruffolo's fourth goal of the year.
The Bulldogs took a two-goal edge just 2:09 later as Cody Learned took a feed from Carson Cooper before ringing a wrist shot off the left post and past Roy for his fourth of the season.
The NU offense found its legs after the Learned goal, and began to generate opportunities in the offensive zone, including a couple chances from Roy and Dalen Hedges. Later in the frame with NU on the power play, Roy nearly found Mike McMurtry on the doorstep for a one-timer, but Lyon was there to steer it aside.
After killing off two minor penalties in the first half of the second period, the Huskies began to claw their way back into the game, and made it 2-1 with 5:51 to go in the frame when Snydeman buried his third goal of the season. In the final seconds of a Northeastern power play, Jarrett Fennell received a pass from the corner before finding Zach Aston-Reese alone in the slot. Aston-Reese's shot was stopped by Lyon, but Snydeman was there to clean up the mess to cut the Yale lead in half.
NU leveled the score at two 1:31 after the Snydeman tally when Roy potted his eight goal of the season, and fifth in the last three games. After Matt Benning fired the puck up ice to Adam Reid, Reid hustled down the right wall before flinging a pass out in front to Roy, who buried it inside the right post to make it 2-2.
Roy preserved the tie early on in the third period with two straight saves, including a big stop on Baiocco on a rebound at the left side following a shot from the right. Later in the frame, he would also stone Ruffulo and Tommy Fallen on consecutive shots.
After Mike Szmatula drew a tripping call on Rob O'Gara with 4:01 to play in regulation, the Northeastern power play struck again. Roy began the play with a nifty backhand pass up to Benning at the point. Benning then fired a pass down to Colton Saucerman at the goal line, who quickly sent it across to McMurtry waiting at the far post for a one-timer past Lyon for his first of the season.
Yale would pull Lyon in favor of the extra attacker with less than a minute left in regulation, but the NU defense held the Bulldogs to just one shot in the final 37.8 seconds to seal the victory.
The Huskies will return to action on Friday night when Northeastern hosts No. 16 Boston College at 7 p.m. from Matthews Arena in NU's Skating Strides game. Entering its ninth season, the Hockey East Skating Strides program has raised more than $240,000 for various breast cancer charities. Skating Strides has also given the student-athletes the opportunity to give back to the communities in which they study and play hockey.
- Northeastern is now 20-21-1 all-time against Yale, and is 4-0-1 in its last four games.
- Roy recorded his 100th career point on Tuesday night, becoming the 47th player in team history with 100 points, and 21st player to accomplish the feat in three seasons or less.
- The Northeastern power play has nine goals in the last three games.
- Roy has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in his last four games.
- McMurtry extended his point streak to a career-long four games (one goal, three assists).
- Benning has five assists in his last four games.
- Reid extended his point streak to a career-long four games (two goals, two assists).
- Mike Gunn and Jake Schechter both returned to the lineup on Tuesday after missing the past three and eight games, respectively.
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