NEW YORK - Ross Gaudet's goal with 2:12 remaining in overtime propelled the No. 15 Boston University men's hockey team past No. 17 Cornell, 2-1, on Saturday evening in front of a sellout crowd of 18,200 at Madison Square Garden in the third installment of Red Hot Hockey.
The junior forward's first goal of the season came from the slot on a nifty redirection of a Max Nicastro shot from the right point.
Sophomore defenseman Adam Clendening also notched his first goal of the season to open the scoring at the 11:07 mark of the opening period on .
The Big Red forced overtime when senior Locke Jillson potted a rebound at the foot of the right circle with 8:54 left in the third.
Senior goaltender Kieran Millan made 23 saves, including a huge save in overtime, to earn his fifth win of the season. Cornell got a 25-save performance from sophomore Andy Iles.
BU extended its win streak to four games - its longest in over a year - and improved to 7-4-1 overall and 2-0-1 all-time at Red Hot Hockey. The Big Red had its five-game win streak snapped and fell to 6-3-0 on the season.
The Terriers held a 27-24 shot advantage and had just two power-play opportunities which occurred on a first-period 5-on-3 advantage that they cashed in on to take the 1-0 lead. Cornell came up empty on three power-play chances.