BOSTON - For the second straight night, the No. 15 Northeastern men's hockey team (6-3-1, 3-1-1) answered the bell in the third period, erasing a two-goal deficit in the final frame to force overtime before Patrick Schule sent the fans home happy with a goal 2:14 into the extra frame to give the Huskies a 5-4 victory over UMass Lowell (4-5-1, 1-3-1) on Saturday night at Matthews Arena.
The win, Northeastern's fourth of the season when trailing entering the final period, gave the Huskies back-to-back Hockey East wins on the weekend and improved its record to 4-1-1 in its last six games.
It was a back and forth bout for much of the night as Kenny Hausinger and Jeremy Davies traded goals for their clubs before Mattias Goransson and Ryan Lohin potted tallies in the middle frame to give the River Hawks a 3-1 lead through 40 minutes.
That set the stage for a wild third period, where Grant Jozefek got things going with a goal 1:40 into the period on the power play before Lohin regained UML's two-goal edge just one minute later.
From there it was all Northeastern, as Jozefek struck again on a beautiful transition play from Brandon Hawkins and Ryan Shea, before Tyler Madden redirected a Shea centering feed on the doorstep with 4:28 left in regulation to force overtime.
The Huskies only needed one shot in the extra frame, as Liam Pecararo battled down low to win the puck behind the net before poking it out to Schule in front, who knocked it past UML goaltender Chris Hernberg (26 saves) for the win.