|1st||8:57||NOE||1-0||PP||Dylan Sikura (4)||Adam Gaudette/7, Jeremy Davies/3|
|2nd||2:23||NDM||1-1||PP||Jordan Gross (4)||Anders Bjork/10, Andrew Oglevie/8|
|2nd||15:57||NOE||2-1||PP||Zach Aston-Reese (6)||Eric Williams/3, Jeremy Davies/4|
|2nd||18:06||NDM||2-2||EV||Andrew Oglevie (5)||Jake Evans/7, Dennis Gilbert/4|
|3rd||8:54||NDM||3-2||EV GW||Cam Morrison (3)||Dennis Gilbert/5, Jake Evans/8|
|3rd||13:48||NDM||4-2||EV||Jake Evans (3)||Andrew Oglevie/9, Cam Morrison/4|
|3rd||14:55||NDM||5-2||EV||Andrew Peeke (1)||Anders Bjork/11, Bobby Nardella/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Notre Dame (5-3-1)||1/2||4/8||0|
|Notre Dame Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Cal Petersen (W, 5-3-1)||60:00||2||11||8||4||23|
|Ryan Ruck (L, 3-4-3)||54:51||5||9||5||8||22|
BOSTON - Leading 2-1 late in the second period, the Northeastern men's ice hockey team (3-4-3, 0-3-1) saw No. 9/9 Notre Dame (5-3-1, 2-1-1) score the game's final four goals, including three in the third period, as the Fighting Irish skated to a 5-2 win on Saturday night at Matthews Arena.
Andrew Oglevie and Jake Evans led the charge for the Fighting Irish with a goal and two assists apiece, while Dylan Sikura and Zach Aston-Reese both recorded power play goals for Northeastern in the first and second periods, respectively. Freshman Jeremy Davies assisted on both power play goals.
Ryan Ruck made 22 saves in goal for the Huskies before being replaced by Jake Theut late in the third period, who made one stop in his first collegiate appearance. Cal Petersen got the nod in goal for the Fighting Irish, making 23 saves.
Notre Dame outshot the Huskies 28-25 in the game, including a 12-4 edge in the final frame. NU went 2-of-4 on the power play while UND was 1-of-2 on the man advantage and won 40-of-70 face-offs.
- Sikura put the hosts up 1-0 with 11:03 left in the first period when the Huskies converted on the power play. Northeastern controlled the puck in the attacking zone throughout the man advantage, testing Petersen with several grade-A chances. It wasn't until Adam Gaudette fired a pass across the seam in the slot, landing on the stick of Sikura. The junior then patiently settled the puck while Petersen tried to get back into position before tucking a shot inside the left post for his fourth goal of the year.
- Notre Dame tied the game at one with a power play tally of its own early in the second period. After Andrew Oglevie sent a pass over to Anders Bjork, Bjork found Gross stationed at the point. After Gross quickly settled the puck, he pivoted towards the net and fired a rocket that got through traffic and past a screened Ruck for Gross' fourth of the season.
- Northeastern retook the lead with 4:03 to go in the second period on its second power play tally of the evening. Following a brief five-on-three power play, the Huskies cashed in on the five-on-four skating advantage as Eric Williams' slapper from just inside the point was blocked by Andrew Peeke. The puck, though, landed right in the slot, where Aston-Reese turned and fired it home for his sixth of the season.
- The Fighting Irish answered less than three minutes later, however, on Oglevie's fifth of the year. After Dennis Gilbert sent the puck up to Jake Evans, Evan sped into the attacking zone and towards the left corner. Evans then spotted Oglevie cutting to the cage, and sent a pass towards the sophomore, who one-timed it past Ruck top corner for his fifth of the season.
- Notre Dame took its first lead of the night with 11:06 remaining in regulation on Morrison's third goal of the year. Gilbert began the play by working to keep the puck in the attacking zone after a clearing attempt by the Huskies. Gilbert then sent the puck towards the net, where Morrison redirected it over Ruck's shoulder for a 3-2 UND lead.
- UND made it a two-goal game with 6:12 to go in regulation when Evans buried his third of the season on a rush in transition. As Dylan Malmquist lifted the puck out of the defensive zone, Oglevie picked up the loose puck and carried it down the right wall before finding Evan in the slot. Evans then gathered the puck, shifted towards the net and roofed a wrister over Ruck's glove.
- Notre Dame extended the lead to 5-2 just 67 seconds after the Evans goal on a tally from Andrew Peeke, who finished off an end-to-end rush from Bjork with a slap shot from the point top shelf.
Stats of the game:
- Northeastern is now 10-5-2 all-time against Notre Dame as the Fighting Irish pickup their first win at Matthews Arena since Nov. 7, 1998.
- Aston-Reese's second period goal moved him within one point of becoming the 47th player in team history to record 100 career points at Northeastern. He has 41 goals and 58 assists in 117 games.
- Northeastern has 15 first period goals this season. Of those, 14 have come at home.
- Davies recorded his second multi-point game of the season on Saturday.
The road ahead:
- The teams will be back in action on Sunday afternoon for a 3 p.m. matinee at Matthews Arena