Northeastern Skates to 1-1 Tie At Bentley
Junior forward Nolan Stevens scores goal for Huskies

Junior forward Nolan Stevens scored a goal for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 13:56  NOE1-0 PP Nolan Stevens (2)Zach Aston-Reese/1, Dylan Sikura/4
2nd 2:54  BEN1-1 SH GT Alexey Solovyev (2)Max French/4, Brett Orr/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Northeastern  10001
Bentley  01001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Northeastern  16611235
Bentley  797023
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northeastern (0-1-2)  1/13 11/22 0
Bentley (1-0-1)  0/7 19/57 1
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Ryan Ruck (T, 0-1-2)65:001 787022
Bentley Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Jayson Argue (T, 1-0-1)65:001 15611234

WATERTOWN, Mass. - The No. 16/14 Northeastern men's ice hockey team (0-1-2) peppered Jayson Argue with 35 shots, but the Bentley (1-0-1) goaltender steered aside all but one as the Huskies and Falcons (1-0-1) fought to a 1-1 tie on Friday night at Ryan Arena.

Nolan Stevens scored the lone goal for Northeastern with a power play tally, his second of the season, to give NU a 1-0 lead 14 minutes into the game before Bentley netted the equalizer on Alexey Solovyev's shorthanded marker early in the second period.

NU tested Argue (34 saves) early and often on Friday, including 16 shots in the first period alone and 17 overall on the power play. Both teams got ample opportunity on the man advantage throughout the evening, with Northeastern going 1-of-12 while the Husky penalty killing unit held the Falcons to an 0-of-7 showing. Ryan Ruck was solid in net for the Huskies, steering aside 22 Bentley shots, including a flurry near the end of regulation to force overtime.

Goal descriptions

- Northeastern struck first on one of its five first period power play opportunities as Nolan Stevens netted his second goal of the year. With the Huskies skating on a five-on-three-power play, Adam Gaudette worked the puck down low to Zach Aston-Reese stationed at the right side of the cage. Aston-Reese then sent the puck in on Argue, who redirected it out in front to Stevens for the tap-in.

- Bentley leveled the score at one less than three minutes into the second period with a shorthanded tally from Kyle Schmidt. After Jake Kauppila was released from his hooking minor, giving the Huskies an abbreviated power play, Solovyev fired a shot from the point through traffic that caught the stick of Schmidt and got past Ruck for his second goal of the year.

Stats of the game

- Northeastern is now 2-4-1 all-time against Bentley

- Nolan Stevens has 26 points (12 goals, 14 assists) in his last 17 games dating back to last season, including points in each of his three games to start 2016-17.

- Sikura has an assist in all three games this season

The road ahead

The teams will meet again tomorrow night in the series finale at Matthews Arena. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to tomorrow's game as the Huskies will unveil the Hockey East championship banner in a pre-game ceremony.