|1st||3:12||NDM||1-0||EV||Connor Hurley (4)||Mario Lucia/10, Bobby Nardella/14|
|1st||6:42||NDM||2-0||EV GW||Mario Lucia (7)||Thomas DiPauli/12, Connor Hurley/8|
|2nd||8:39||NDM||3-0||PP||Anders Bjork (10)||Bobby Nardella/15, Jordan Gross/13|
|2nd||11:47||NDM||4-0||EV||Mario Lucia (8)||Steven Fogarty/10, Thomas DiPauli/13|
|2nd||19:59||UNH||1-4||PS||Ara Nazarian (5)||-|
|3rd||7:29||NDM||5-1||PP||Sam Herr (8)||Jake Evans/20, Jordan Gross/14|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Notre Dame (13-4-7)||2/4||4/8||0|
|New Hampshire (8-11-4)||0/3||4/8||0|
|Notre Dame Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Cal Petersen (W, 13-4-7)||59:39||1||7||10||8||25|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Daniel Tirone (L, 6-11-4)||31:47||4||10||6||0||16|
DURHAM, N.H. - Jamie Regan (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) stopped 19 of 20 shots in a relief role, but the University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team was defeated 5-1 by 13th-ranked University of Notre Dame in Friday night's Hockey East matchup at the Whittemore Center. Ara Nazarian (Boxford, Mass.) netted UNH's only goal on a penalty shot with one second remaining in the second period. It was the first successful penalty shot for the Wildcats since Feb. 17, 2006 (Josh Ciocco) at Boston University.
UNH is now 8-11-4 overall and 2-5-4 in Hockey East. ND extended its unbeaten streak to 11 games (8-0-3) to improve to 13-4-7, 9-1-2.
The two teams conclude the season series on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. The game will be aired live on WBIN-TV and FOX College Sports Atlantic. Limited tickets are still available by calling the Whittemore Center Ticket Office at (603) 862-4000 extension 5 or by visiting www.UNHWildcats.com.
Regan entered the game with the Wildcats trailing 4-0 at 11:47 of the second period. He stopped all three shots faced in that period and made 16 saves in the final frame. Starting goalie Danny Tirone (Trumbull, Conn.) was credited with 16 saves and charged with the loss.
UND's offense was led by Mario Lucia (two goals, one assist). Jordan Gross, Thomas DiPauli and Bobby Nardella each tallied two assists, and Connor Hurley finished with a goal and an assist. Anders Bjork and Sam Herr potted the other goals. Cal Petersen made 10 of his 25 saves in the second period.
The Fighting Irish recorded a 12-7 shot advantage in the opening stanza and took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission. ND scored goals 3:30 apart early in the frame to quickly build a two-goal advantage.
Hurley collected the puck deep in the left circle and sent a sharp-angle shot inside the near post for a 1-0 lead at 3:12. Lucia, who slipped the pass to Hurley, and Bobby Nardella were credited with assists.
Tirone made a brilliant save in the fifth minute. Andrew Oglevie pulled in an outlet pass at the blue line for a breakaway down the slot. He continued with speed toward the cage but his close-range shot was steered away by Tirone's blocker.
Lucia doubled the advantage to 2-0 at 6:42. On a faceoff in the right circle, Hurley drew the puck back and Thomas DiPauli tipped it back to the slot, where Lucia gained possession and wristed a rising shot into the net.
With just more than five minutes to play in the first period, Chris Miller (Windham, N.H.) snapped a one-timer deep inside the left circle that was stopped by Petersen, but he kicked the rebound directly back to Miller, whose second shot sailed wide of the far post.
The Wildcats opened the second stanza with 1:44 remaining on the power play and they recorded three shots on goal but did not reduce the two-goal deficit.
In the fourth minute, Tirone made two solid saves to keep the 'Cats within two goals. He denied Jake Evans's bid from deep in the left circle and then stoned Oglevie off the rebound at the left post.
Less than a minute later, Jamie Hill (Glassboro, N.J.) led a 2-on-1 rush with Maxim Gaudreault (Annapolis, Md.) down the right wing, and his drive from the faceoff dot was snared by Petersen's glove.
The Fighting Irish went on their first power play at 8:17 and Anders Bjork scored 22 seconds later to extend the lead to 3-0. From the high slot, Nardella slipped a pass to the right cirle, where Bjork rifled a shot into the upper-right corner. Jordan Gross was also credited with an assist.
Notre Dame took a 4-0 lead at 11:47 when Lucia corralled Steven Fogarty's centering pass and blasted a rising shot into the net. DiPauli picked up his second assist of the night on the tally.
Regan replaced Tirone at that point, and with 2:30 on the clock Regan made a big save when Evans carried the puck into the right circle and saucered a pass to Sam Herr for a one-timer in the slot.
One minute later, Gaudreault advanced from the left faceoff dot toward the near post. His point-blank shot ricocheted high off Petersen and, from the top of the crease, an ND skater swatted the shoulder-high puck into the neutral zone.
In the waning seconds, Nazarian broke down the slot and was hooked from behind by an ND skater, which forced the puck to slide off Nazarian's stick to the right of the cage. UNH was awarded a penalty shot on the play, however, and Nazarian skated down the slot before beating Petersen glove side with a hard wrister to pull the Wildcats within 4-1 at 19:59.
In the sixth minute of the third period, Fogarty sent a pass through the neutral zone to spring Oglevie for a breakaway on the right wing. Oglevie charged through the circle and blasted a shot that Regan saved.
ND netted another power-play goal at 7:29 of the final frame to establish a 5-1 lead. Jordan Gross initiated the scoring sequence with a diagonal pass from the right point to Evans low on the left side. Evans' quick touch pass found Herr at the top of the crease. Regan stopped the initial shot, but Evans shoveled in the rebound.
The visitors recorded a 17-8 shot advantage in the third period to finish with a 40-26 edge overall. ND went 2-for-4 on the power play while UNH was scoreless on three power plays.