|2nd||8:51||NOE||1-0||PP||Nolan Stevens (22)||Jeremy Davies/25, Zach Solow/19|
|2nd||12:51||NOE||2-0||PP||Dylan Sikura (18)||Jeremy Davies/26, Zach Solow/20|
|2nd||13:13||UMA||1-2||EV||Austin Albrecht (6)||Niko Rufo/10, Philip Lagunov/8|
|3rd||2:42||UMA||2-2||EV||Brett Boeing (2)||Mario Ferraro/19, Mitchell Chaffee/11|
|3rd||13:48||NOE||3-2||EV GW||Dylan Sikura (19)||Adam Gaudette/28, Patrick Schule/6|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Ryan Wischow (L, 8-7-0)||58:16||3||9||13||6||28|
|Cayden Primeau (W, 18-6-5)||60:00||2||7||10||12||29|
BOSTON, Mass. - Dylan Sikura scored his second of the game with 6:12 remaining in regulation and the No. 7 Northeastern men's hockey team (22-8-5) blocked a season-high 29 shots en route to a victory in Game One of the Hockey East quarterfinals against Massachusetts (17-19-2) on Friday night at Matthews Arena, 3-2.
The win, Northeastern's sixth in a row, gives the Huskies 22 victories on the season, tied for the third most in program history, and ties the school record for home wins in a season (13), set in 1985-86.
Northeastern jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of second period power play goals before UMass clawed back to knot the contest at two early in the third period. The Minutemen peppered Cayden Primeau (29 saves) with 13 shots in the final 20 minutes, but it was Northeastern that pulled ahead for good when Sikura rifled home a one-timer from the slot off a feed from Adam Gaudette.
After the teams played a scoreless first period, the Huskies were awarded a five-minute power play after Jake Gaudet was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct for contact to the head. That's where the Huskies struck twice with a pair of goals during the man advantage, the first coming from Stevens less than a minute into the power play on a deflection in front off a Jeremy Davies shot from the point past UMass goaltender Ryan Wischow (28 saves).
Northeastern then potted another to take a two-goal lead with 7:09 to play in the second when Sikura rocketed a one-timer at the right dot off another Davies feed for his 18th of the year and NCAA leading 13th power play tally.
Massachusetts responded, though, just 22 seconds after the Sikura goal when Austin Albrecht took a feed from Niko Rufo and snapped a shot over the shoulder of Primeau for his sixth of the year to make it 2-1.
The Minutemen tied it up less than three minutes into the third period on Brett Boeing's second of the year, beating Primeau five-hole to level the game at two, but it was Sikura who sent the Husky fans home happy with his 18th of the year with 6:12 to play on a one-time bullet from Gaudette.