|1st||5:12||NOE||1-0||EV||Chelsiea Goll (2)||Melissa Haganey/2, Hayley Masters/5|
|2nd||0:55||UNH||1-1||PP||Caroline Broderick (1)||Amy Schlagel/6, Hannah Armstrong/7|
|3rd||15:50||NOE||2-1||PP||Kendall Coyne (25)||Ann Doherty/2, Denisa Křížová/18|
|3rd||18:05||UNH||2-2||EV||Caroline Broderick (2)||Sara Carlson/6|
|3rd||18:35||NOE||3-2||EV GW||Denisa Křížová (13)||Kendall Coyne/23, Colleen Murphy/9|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|New Hampshire (10-22-3)||1/3||2/4||0|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Ashley Wilkes (L, 2-6-0)||59:00||3||10||9||12||31|
|Chloé Desjardins (W, 12-14-4)||60:00||2||4||11||5||20|
BOSTON - Freshman Denisa Krizova scored with 1:25 remaining in the third period to help the Northeastern women's hockey team (13-16-5) force a deciding game three in the Hockey East quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over UNH (10-22-3) on Saturday at Matthews Arena.
After taking a tough 2-1 loss in game one, the Huskies dug deep to win a dramatic game two after a three-goal flurry in the final five minutes of the third period.
Junior Kendall Coyne gave Northeastern a 2-1 lead with 4:10 to play in the final frame, but UNH answered right back to pull even on Caroline Broderick's second goal of the game with 1:55 to play.
The Huskies then went ahead for good 30 seconds later when Krizova jammed home a rebound off a Coyne shot to make it 3-2 Huskies with 1:25 showing on the third period clock.
Northeastern then survived a frantic final minute, including a 15-second 6-on-4 advantage for UNH, to tie the best-of-three series at one game apiece.
Krizova and Coyne each finished with a goal and an assist, while senior Chelsiea Goll also scored for the Huskies.
Senior Chloe Desjardins played a strong game in net with 20 saves, while UNH netminder Ashley Wilkes turned aside 31 of 34 Northeastern shots.
Goll gave NU its first lead of the series with her second tally of the season at the 5:12 mark of the opening period. Sophomore Melissa Haganey's shot was initially stopped by Wilkes, but the rebound spilled to the left of the net, where Goll was waiting to tuck it away from a difficult angle.
Northeastern nearly doubled the lead later in the period when a rebound fell to freshman Taytum Clairmont for a backhand attempt that hit the right post and stayed out.
The Wildcats knotted the scoreline 55 seconds into the second stanza when Broderick redirected an Amy Schlegel point shot by Desjardins on the power play.
After a quiet opening 14 minutes of the third period, both teams came to life for a dramatic finish. Coyne's 25th goal of the year came at the 15:50 mark on the power play as the junior skated behind the UNH net and threw the puck off a Wildcat defender in front to make it 2-1 Huskies.
Broderick potted her second of the game-and second of the season-when she one-timed a Sara Carlson feed by Desjardins from between the circles to make it 2-2 with 1:55 to play.
Coyne then went right back on the offensive to help NU live to play another day. On a rush up the ice, Coyne drove hard to the net and forced Wilkes to make a tough save. The UNH goaltender was never able to cover the puck, however, and Coyne was able to dislodge it in the direction of Krizova for the freshman's 13th goal of the season, and fourth game-winning goal of the campaign.
The teams will play a deciding game three on Sunday at Matthews Arena at 2 p.m. The winner will advance to the WHEA semifinals in Hyannis, Massachusetts, next weekend.
- Northeastern beat UNH for the eighth time in the last nine meetings.
- Krizova extended her point-streak to six straight games.
- Krizova has 10 points over that span, including three game-winning goals.
- Coyne needs two points to hit the 50-point plateau for the second time in her career.