|1st||6:56||NOE||1-0||PP||Adam Gaudette (11)||Zach Aston-Reese/17, Dylan Sikura/20|
|1st||10:49||UNH||1-1||EV||Ara Nazarian (2)||Anthony Wyse/3|
|2nd||9:18||UNH||2-1||EV||Shane Eiserman (4)||Cameron Marks/6, Ara Nazarian/5|
|2nd||19:09||NOE||2-2||EV GT||Jeremy Davies (4)||Zach Aston-Reese/18, Dylan Sikura/21|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|New Hampshire (11-8-3)||0/3||3/6||0|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Daniel Tirone (T, 11-6-3)||64:58||2||9||11||7||0||27|
|Ryan Ruck (T, 7-9-4)||65:00||2||15||8||9||1||33|
BOSTON - Behind 33 saves from Ryan Ruck and two assists from both Zach Aston-Reese and Dylan Sikura, the Northeastern men's ice hockey team (7-10-5, 1-8-3) battled to a 2-2 draw with New Hampshire (11-8-3, 6-2-2) on Saturday night at Fenway Park as part of Capital One Frozen Fenway.
Northeastern jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a goal from Adam Gaudette seven minutes in before UNH responded with tallies from Ara Nazarian midway through the opening frame before taking a 2-1 lead with 10:42 left in the second period on a tally from Shame Eiserman. Jeremy Davies and the Huskies tied things up in the final minute of the second period to close out the scoring and force overtime, and neither team was able to generate much offense in the extra five minutes.
Ruck made at least 30 saves for the fourth time this season, while Danny Tirone had 27 stops at the other end for New Hampshire. Aston-Reese's two assists moved him to within one point of 40 on the year, and extended his point streak to a career-long 11 games (15 goals, 10 assists).
UNH outshot the Huskies 35-29 in the game and held a slight edge in the face-off dot, winning 35-of-67 draws. NU was 1-of-3 on the power play while holding the Wildcats to an 0-of-3 showing. The penalty killing unit is 28-of-30 in the last eight games.
- Northeastern bolted out to a 1-0 lead less than seven minutes into the game on Gaudette's 11th goal of the season with the Huskies on the power play. Sikura began the play by barely keeping the puck in the attacking zone after UNH attempted to clear, skating it into the slot and ripping a shot that caught the crossbar. The puck fluttered into the air, where Zach Aston-Reese batted it down for Gaudette on the doorstep, who cleaned up the mess for the score.
- The Wildcats leveled the score at one with 9:11 remaining in the frame on Nazarian's second of the year. Just as a Northeastern penalty had expired, Anthony Wyse sent a puck in near Ruck, but Nazarian was stationed atop the crease and collected the puck before tucking it under Ruck inside the right post.
- New Hampshire took a 2-1 edge with 10:42 to go in the second period when Eiserman banged home his fourth of the year. With UNH moving the puck around the attacking zone, Nazarian sent a pass up to Cameron Marks at the point. Marks then fired the puck towards goal that Ruck knocked down, but Eiserman was there to sneak the rebound home to make it 2-1 Wildcats.
- Northeastern knotted the game at two with 51 seconds remaining in the second frame when Davies potted his fourth of the year. After Adam Gaudette won a puck battle behind the goal line and fed Sikura along the half wall, Sikura dished it to Aston-Reese between the hashmarks. Aston-Reese then drew a crowd of defenders, and he was able to thread a pass up to Davies at the point, who whipped a low shot through traffic and under the pad of Tirone.
Stats of the game:
- Northeastern is now 62-97-16 all-time against New Hampshire.
- Saturday was Northeastern's third game at Fenway Park. They are now 1-1 in outdoor games.
- Aston-Reese extended his point streak to 11 games on Saturday, the longest of his career. He has 15 goals and 10 assists in that span.
- Aston-Reese and Sikura both recorded multi-point games, their 12th and 10th of the season, respectively.
- Gaudette's goal was the 30th power play tally of the season for the Huskies, tied for the most in the nation.
- Sam Kurker played in his 100th career game on Saturday
The road ahead:
- The Huskies will be back in action on Friday night when Northeastern hosts Merrimack for a Hockey East contest at Matthews Arena, beginning at 7 p.m.