|1st||18:46||NOE||1-0||EV||Grant Jozefek (5)||Ryan Shea/4, Garrett Cecere/2|
|2nd||6:43||UML||1-1||EV||Avni Berisha (1)||Kenny Hausinger/4, Ryan Lohin/9|
|2nd||8:02||UML||2-1||EV||Mattias Göransson (2)||Ryan Dmowski/3|
|2nd||13:37||NOE||2-2||SH||Adam Gaudette (6)||Jeremy Davies/9, Nolan Stevens/3|
|3rd||4:16||NOE||3-2||EV||Bobby Hampton (1)||Ryan Shea/5, Biagio Lerario/1|
|3rd||6:27||UML||3-3||SH||Ryan Lohin (1)||Anthony Baxter/3, Tyler Mueller/5|
|3rd||15:41||NOE||4-3||EV||Nolan Stevens (2)||Garrett Cecere/3, Matt Filipe/3|
|3rd||18:22||UML||4-4||PP EA||Ryan Dmowski (1)||John Edwardh/4, Connor Sodergren/1|
|OT||2:10||NOE||5-4||EV GW||Patrick Schule (1)||John Picking/1, Lincoln Griffin/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|UMass Lowell (3-5-0)||1/4||9/18||1|
|UMass Lowell Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Tyler Wall (L, 0-4-0)||62:04||5||15||10||7||1||33|
|Ryan Ruck (W, 3-1-0)||62:10||4||6||5||12||0||23|
BOSTON, Mass. - Patrick Schule was the hero for the No. 20 Northeastern men's ice hockey team (4-2-1, 2-0-0) on Saturday night, scoring with 2:50 remaining in overtime to lift the Huskies to a 5-4 victory and weekend sweep of No. 17 UMass Lowell (3-5-0, 0-4-0) in front of 3,953 fans in a wild back and forth bout at Matthews Arena.
After UMass Lowell's Ryan Dmowski tied the game with 1:38 left in regulation with a six-on-four skating advantage to force overtime, Lincoln Griffin sped into the attacking zone in the extra frame and fired a shot that was blocked. John Picking's follow up bid was knocked behind the cage, where Schule quickly gathered it and flung it off the stick of UML goaltender Tyler Wall for the game-winner.
Northeastern saw the River Hawks battle back from 1-0, 3-2 and 4-3 throughout the night as the teams exchanged goals twice during the third period. Nine different players scored between the two teams, including the first collegiate goal from Bobby Hampton early in the third. Grant Jozefek, Adam Gaudette and Nolan Stevens also scored for the hosts, while Ryan Ruck had 23 stops in goal.
The win gives Northeastern its first weekend sweep of UMass Lowell since the 2008-09 season, and moves to 2-0-0 in league play for the first time since 2012-13.
Wall kept UMass Lowell in the game throughout, steering aside 33 shots as the Huskies outshot UML 38-27 in the game. The River Hawks converted on one of their four power play chances to tie the game late in regulation, while NU went 0-of-8 on the man advantage.
- Jozefek netted his fifth of the year late in the first period off a quick transition. After Garrett Cecere knocked the puck off the stick of a River Hawk forward, Ryan Shea shoveled the puck across to Jozefek exiting the defensive zone. Jozefek then sped down the right side and looked off some support before firing a wrister that beat Wall short side with 1:14 left in the opening frame.
- The River Hawks leveled the score at one 6:43 into the second period on Berisha's first collegiate goal. After Berisha threaded a pass up to Kenny Hausinger at the left side, Berisha joined the rush and received the return pass from Hausinger before sending a wrist shot past Ruck under the blocker.
- UMass Lowell took the lead less than two minutes later on Sodergren's second of the weekend when he redirected a Mattias Goransson shot from the point through traffic and past a screened Ruck to make it 2-1 River Hawks halfway through the game.
- Gaudette brought the game back to even with 6:23 to go in the second period with his sixth of the year and fourth of the weekend, this time with the Huskies shorthanded. With Nolan Stevens pressuring the defensive blue line, he poked the puck free to Jeremy Davies, who tossed it into space in the neutral zone. That's where Gaudette hunted it down, flew into the attacking zone and beat Wall glove side to make it 2-2.
- Hampton gave Northeastern the lead 4:16 into the third period after some hard work below the goal line. Eetu Selanne began the play by winning a puck battle in the corner and poking it out to Biagio Lerario behind the cage. Lerario then passed it up to Ryan Shea, who's initial shot was stopped by Wall, but Hampton was ready and waiting for the rebound, and patiently waited for Wall to commit before burying it off the left post for his first collegiate goal.
- The lead was short lived, however, as the River Hawks tied it right back up with a shorthanded tally. Anthony Baxter cleared the puck out of danger as the Huskies pressed in the offensive zone. Ryan Lohin chased the puck down, barely outracing the backchecking Huskies. Lohin roofed a shot over Ruck's glove and into the top-right corner to knot the game up at 3-3.
- Northeastern reclaimed the lead in the final five minutes of the game as the captain came through. After Filipe battled to get possession, he sent a pass to Cecere at the right point who sent a shot just wide. The rebound kicked out front to Stevens who tapped it into the open side of the cage to make it a 4-3 Husky lead.
- Lowell capitalized on a power play late in the game to send it to overtime. Off an offensive zone faceoff, Connor Sodergren and John Edwardh chipped away to create a loose puck in the slot for Ryan Dmowski. Dmowski settled the puck down and ripped a backhand shot by Ruck's blocker to tie things up at 4-4.
- The Huskies secured the win in overtime on a crazy bounce that fooled Wall. After consecutive shots from Lincoln Griffin and John Picking, the puck settled along the goal line to the right of the cage. Patrick Schule tracked the puck and sent a quick shot at Wall the clicked off his stick and into the net to secure two Hockey East points for Northeastern.
Stats of the game
- Northeastern is now 46-60-10 all-time against UMass Lowell, and earns its first weekend sweep of UMass Lowell since the 2008-09 season.
- Saturday marked the first home victory against the River Hawks since Dec. 10, 2011.
- The Huskies are now 2-0-0 in Hockey East for the first time since the 2013-14 season, and have four wins in October for the first time since 2013-14.
- Davies has eight assists in his last four games, and is riding a career-long four-game point streak.
- John Picking recorded his first collegiate point with an assist on the game-winning goal.
The road ahead
- The Huskies will be back in action on Saturday night when Northeastern travels across town to No. 6/6 Boston University for a 7 p.m. puck drop at Agganis Arena.