|1st||13:25||UNH||1-0||PP||Andrew Poturalski (10)||Tyler Kelleher/18, Matias Cleland/6|
|1st||17:38||UNH||2-0||EV||Andrew Poturalski (11)||Tyler Kelleher/19, Cameron Marks/7|
|2nd||10:36||VER||1-2||PP EA DP||Mike Paliotta (8)||Jake Fallon/12, Jonathan Turk/6|
|2nd||11:43||VER||2-2||PP||Kevin Irwin (5)||Mike Stenerson/8, Colin Markison/14|
|2nd||15:10||VER||3-2||PP||Colin Markison (7)||Nick Luukko/7, Mike Paliotta/19|
|3rd||6:33||UNH||3-3||EV||Matias Cleland (5)||Jason Salvaggio/1, Michael McNicholas/3|
|3rd||12:09||UNH||4-3||PP GW||Casey Thrush (5)||Warren Foegele/6, Brett Pesce/4|
|3rd||15:07||UNH||5-3||EV||Tyler Kelleher (12)||Brett Pesce/5, Dan Correale/7|
|3rd||18:43||UNH||6-3||EV EN||Matt Willows (13)||Casey Thrush/14, Matias Cleland/7|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|New Hampshire (10-16-2)||2/5||8/16||0|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Daniel Tirone (W, 5-3-0)||60:00||3||5||15||9||29|
|Brody Hoffman (L, 11-4-2)||57:37||5||5||4||7||16|
BURLINGTON, Vt. - New Hampshire scored four unanswered goals in the third period and came back to beat 17th-ranked Vermont 6-3 in Hockey East action on Saturday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
The Catamounts dropped to 16-10-2 (8-7-1 HEA), while the Wildcats improved to 10-16-2 (5-10-1 HEA) as the teams split the weekend series.
Andrew Poturalski netted two goals in the first period to give UNH a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes. The freshman wristed a shot inside the right post through a screen at 13:25 to open the scoring on the power play. Poturalski then beat Brody Hoffman five-hole with a low shot from the right circle four minutes later at even strength.
Vermont began its comeback midway through the second period as Mike Paliotta sent a drive past Daniel Tirone glove side from the left half wall with a delayed penalty coming on UNH. Kevin Irwin finished off a triangle passing play in the slot on the ensuing power play, tucking a one-timer inside the left post from the slot.
The Catamounts took their first lead of the night on a two-man advantage with less than five minutes left in the middle frame. Colin Markison collected a pass from Nick Luukko in the low left circle before beating Tirone with a wrist shot blocker side for a 3-2 cushion.
UVM carried the lead into the third, but New Hampshire knotted the score just seconds after a power play expired at the 6:33 mark. Matias Cleland collected a faceoff win at the left point and fired a low slap shot off the right post far side.
Just past the 12-minute mark, Casey Thrush put the Wildcats back on top with a one-timer from the slot on the power play. Tyler Kelleher deked a backhand around Hoffman with five minutes to go for a 5-3 lead, and Matt Willows sealed the victory with an empty-netter at 18:43.
UVM out-shot 32-24, including an 18-4 edge in the second period. The Catamounts scored three power play goals in a game for just the second time this season.
Vermont travels to Conte Forum next weekend to face No. 11 Boston College on Friday (Feb. 13) at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday (Feb. 14) at 7 p.m. in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Pre-game radio coverage begins 30 minutes prior to faceoff on WVMT 620-AM and SportsJuice.com, and pay-per-view video is also available at BCEagles.com.