|1st||3:42||NOE||1-0||EV||Jeremy Davies (6)||Biagio Lerario/7, Brandon Hawkins/11|
|1st||19:29.8||NOE||2-0||EV||Nolan Stevens (23)||Lincoln Griffin/5, Ryan Shea/14|
|2nd||3:21||NOE||3-0||EV GW||Adam Gaudette (30)||Garrett Cecere/9, Dylan Sikura/32|
|2nd||10:47||NOE||4-0||EV||Dylan Sikura (20)||-|
|2nd||12:37||NOE||5-0||EV||Brandon Hawkins (5)||Adam Gaudette/29, Ryan Shea/15|
|2nd||18:56||NOE||6-0||PP||Nolan Stevens (24)||Jeremy Davies/27, Zach Solow/21|
|3rd||4:15||UMA||1-6||EV||John Leonard (13)||Philip Lagunov/9, Niko Rufo/11|
|3rd||8:32||NOE||7-1||EV||Lincoln Griffin (7)||Brandon Schultz/2, Brandon Hawkins/12|
|3rd||16:50||UMA||2-7||EV||Brett Boeing (3)||Cale Makar/16, Austin Plevy/6|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Ryan Wischow (L, 8-8-0)||40:00||6||5||9||0||14|
|Cayden Primeau (W, 19-6-5)||60:00||2||6||11||11||28|
BOSTON, Mass. - A four-goal second period was the difference for the No. 7 Northeastern men's hockey team (23-8-5), which flew past Massachusetts (17-20-2) for a Hockey East quarterfinal sweep on Saturday night at Matthews Arena, 7-2.
The win sends Northeastern into the Hockey East semifinals for the second time in three seasons, and ninth time in team history, where Northeastern will take on Providence at 8 p.m. on Friday night
Tickets for the Northeastern community (alumni, students, faculty/staff, parents) will go sale soon at tickets.GoNU.com. The Huskies will hold a student ticket sale at Matthews Arena on Tuesday, Mar. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northeastern's Big Three of Nolan Stevens (two goals), Adam Gaudette (one goal, one assist) and Dylan Sikura (one goal, one assists) led the way with four goals and two assists on the night while seven Huskies tallied multi-point efforts. Gaudette became the 11th player in team history to score 30 goals in a season, and the seventh NCAA player to accomplish the feat since the 2012-13 season. Cayden Primeau made 28 saves in goal.
Northeastern attacked early and late in the opening frame, scoring in the opening four minutes of the game on Jeremy Davies' sixth of the season, swiftly maneuvering around a Minuteman defenseman before threading a shot through UMass goaltender Ryan Wischow five-hole for the 1-0 lead. Captain Nolan Stevens then put the hosts up by two with 30.2 seconds left in the frame with his 23rd of the season, burying a feed from Grant Jozefek behind the cage.
Gaudette extended the Northeastern lead to 3-0 three minutes into the second period when he setup in the left faceoff dot and rocketed a one-timer off a pass from Garrett Cecere at the point inside the right past and in. Sikura then tacked one Northeastern's fourth of the midway through the frame when he picked the pocket of a UMass defenseman and went in alone on Wischow before sniping a shot off the post and in for his 20th of the season.
Brandon Hawkins got into the act two minutes after the Sikura goal when he blasted a low shot through Wischow off a feed from Gaudette to make it 5-0 Northeastern before Stevens buried a power play marker in front of the net with 1:04 left in the second for the 6-0 advantage.
UMass got on the board in the third period with goals from Niko Rufo and Brett Boeing, and Lincoln Griffin added his seventh of the year with 11:28 remaining in regulation.