|1st||19:55||BEN||1-0||EV||Andrew Gladiuk (1)||Ryan McMurphy/3, Kyle Schmidt/2|
|2nd||14:08||BEN||2-0||PP||Andrew Gladiuk (2)||Tanner Jago/2, Matt Blomquist/1|
|3rd||0:49||BEN||3-0||PP GW||Andrew Gladiuk (3)||Matt Blomquist/2, Kyle Schmidt/3|
|3rd||4:39||NOE||1-3||PP||Colton Saucerman (1)||Zach Aston-Reese/1, Kevin Roy/1|
|3rd||15:54||NOE||2-3||EV||John Stevens (2)||Sam Kurker/1, Zach Aston-Reese/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Jayson Argue (W, 1-1-0)||60:00||2||20||18||11||49|
|Derick Roy (L, 1-1-0)||58:36||3||1||3||4||8|
BOSTON - Facing a 3-0 third period deficit thanks to a hat trick from Andrew Gladiuk, the Northeastern men's ice hockey team (1-1-0) scored twice in the final frame, but could not find the equalizer as Bentley escaped with a 3-2 victory on Friday night at Matthews Arena.
Northeastern outshot the Falcons 51-11 in the game, but Bentley received 49 saves from netminder Jayson Argue, including 38 through the first 40 minutes of play. Gladiuk scored two of his three goals on the power play, while Colton Saucerman and John Stevens both scored for the hosts, who went 1-of-4 on the advantage. Zach Aston-Reese added two assists for the Huskies.
- Despite dominating a majority of the first period with a 20-2 shot advantage, Northeastern found itself in a hole through 20 minutes of play after the Falcons potted the game's first goal with 5.2 seconds to play the frame. The Falcons won a faceoff in the NU zone in the period's final seconds and Kyle Schmidt's initial shot from the point was blocked, but Andrew Gladiuk was there to roof the rebound over Roy's left shoulder for his first of the season.
- The Falcons made it a 2-0 game with less than six minutes left in the second period on Gladiuk's second of the night. With the Huskies on the penalty kill, Matt Blomquist sent a pass across the blue line to Tanner Jago. Jago, settling the puck, took two strides towards the cage before sending a cross-ice feed to Gladuik at the right dot, and Gladiuk roofed it over Roy's glove for his second of the evening.
- Gladuik completed the hat trick just 49 seconds into the third period with Bentley on the power play, burying a loose puck from the left face-off dot off a feed from Blomquist at the far side.
- Northeastern made a bid it get itself back into the game, and did just that when Saucerman netted his first goal of the season with 15:21 to play in regulation. As the Huskies cycled the puck while on the power play, Kevin Royhit Zach Aston-Reese with a pass below the face-off dot. Aston-Reese then fired it across the crease to a waiting Saucerman, who pounded it home to make it a 3-1 game.
- John Stevens brought the home team within one with 4:06 to go in the game, receiving a feed from Aston-Reese in the slot and rocketing a shot over the shoulder of Argue for Stevens' second of the season.
Stats of the game:
- Northeastern is now 2-3-0 all-time against Bentley, with all games being played at Matthews Arena.
- Kevin Roy's third period assist moved him into sole possession of 24th on Northeastern's all-time scoring list with 125 points, and into sole possession of 29th on NU's all-time assist list (70)
The road ahead:
Northeastern and Bentley will square off again tomorrow evening in Watertown, Massachusetts as the Huskies head to Ryan Arena for the first time in program history. It will mark the first time a Hockey East team has played at Ryan Arena.