|1st||13:16||BU||1-0||EV||Sarah Lefort (12)||Victoria Bach/22, Kayla Tutino/19|
|1st||17:39||NOE||1-1||EV||Kendall Coyne (43)||Denisa Křížová/34, Ainsley MacMillan/10|
|2nd||3:49||NOE||2-1||PP||Denisa Křížová (19)||Heather Mottau/14, Kendall Coyne/31|
|2nd||5:25||NOE||3-1||EV GW||McKenna Brand (9)||Halle Silva/6, Ainsley MacMillan/11|
|2nd||9:00||BU||2-3||PP||Kayla Tutino (8)||Victoria Bach/23, Sarah Lefort/21|
|3rd||12:51||NOE||4-2||EV||Christina Zalewski (4)||Maddie Hartman/10|
|3rd||15:39||NOE||5-2||EV||Kendall Coyne (44)||Maddie Hartman/11|
|3rd||16:15||NOE||6-2||EV||Hayley Scamurra (14)||Ainsley MacMillan/12|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (20-12-2)||1/4||6/12||0|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Erin O'Neil (L, 14-6-2)||60:00||6||7||5||10||22|
|Brittany Bugalski (W, 19-6-1)||60:00||2||7||10||4||21|
BOSTON - The No. 6 Northeastern women's hockey team (26-7-1, 20-4-0 WHEA) scored three goals in a span of 3:34 in the third period to lock up the No. 2 seed in the Hockey East playoffs with a 6-2 victory over Boston University on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at Matthews Arena.
Senior Kendall Coyne celebrated her final regular season home game with two goals and an assist to finish the regular season as the Hockey East scoring champion with 30 goals and 55 points in league play (both WHEA records).
The Northeastern sophomore class piled up eight points on the day, including a three-assist effort from sophomore Ainsley MacMillan, and goals from McKenna Brand, Christina Zalewski and Denisa Krizova. Junior Hayley Scamurra also lit the lamp, while freshman Maddie Hartman dished out two assists.
The Huskies will now face No. 7 seed Providence in next week's Hockey East quarterfinals; the best-of-three series will begin at Matthews Arena on Friday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.
- The Terriers struck first at the 13:16 mark of the opening period when Sarah Lefort made a pretty move in the low slot to tuck the puck between the pads of freshman Brittany Bugalski (21 saves).
- Northeastern equalized just over four minutes later when Coyne took a Krizova feed behind the net and wrapped the puck inside the left post to make it 1-1 with 2:21 to play in the first period.
- The Huskies took their first lead at 3:49 of the second stanza when Krizova blasted home a shot from the left point on the power play to make it 2-1.
- Brand extended the lead to 3-1 less than two minutes later with a brilliant solo goal. After taking a feed from classmate Halle Silva in the defensive zone, Brand lugged the puck through the neutral zone and gained the BU line with speed. Brand skated toward the right corner, before cutting hard to the goal and tucking a shot through the pads of BU netminder Erin O'Neil (22 saves) at the 5:25 mark.
- The Terriers pulled a goal back on the power play when Kayla Tutino whacked home a Victoria Bach centering pass at the 9:00 mark of the second period to cut the NU lead to 3-2.
- Leading 3-2 heading into the third period, the Huskies opened up the scoreline with three goals in a span of 3:34 to make it 6-2. Zalewski redirected a Maddie Hartman shot past O'Neil to make it 4-2 NU at the 12:51 mark.
- Coyne then scored her second of the game at 15:39 when she banged home a loose puck at the left of the net to push the scoreline to 5-2.
- Scamurra added a sixth goal at 16:15 when she rifled a shot over the glove of O'Neil from between the circles.
Stats of the Game
- Northeastern won its 20th Hockey East game of the season-a new program record.
- With its 26th win of the year, NU tied the 1987-88 and 1997-98 teams for the second-most wins in a single season in program history. The record is 27 wins in a year held by both the 1996-97 and 2001-02 squads.
- With six goals Saturday, the Huskies have now lit the lamp 148 times in 2015-16, the third-most in a season in program history.
- The Huskies' sophomore class accounted for three goals and five assists.
- Ainsley MacMillan set a new single-game career best with three points (all assists).
- With three points, Kendall Coyne finished the regular season as the WHEA scoring champion with 30 goals and 55 points in league play (both conference records).
- Northeastern won the regular season series against BU for the first time since 2011-12.
- Prior to the game, NU honored its three seniors, Kendall Coyne, Tori Hickel and Jordan Krause on senior day.
The Huskies will host Providence in the Hockey East quarterfinals on Feb. 26-28 at Matthews Arena. All games of the best-of-three series will begin at 2 p.m.