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Senior forward Benjamin Freeman scored at 3:11 of overtime for the Huskies
Freeman Scores in Overtime to Send UConn Past Northeastern, 3-2
Senior forward Benjamin Freeman scored at 3:11 of overtime for the Huskies

BOSTON - Despite a two-goal outing from Grant Jozefek, the No. 12 Northeastern men's hockey team (13-7-2, 7-6-1 Hockey East) dropped a 3-2 decision in overtime to conference rival Connecticut (9-10-4, 6-7-2 Hockey East) at Matthews Arena on Saturday night.

After UConn skated out to an early 1-0 lead off a first period tally, Northeastern retaliated with a pair of second period goals from Jozefek to give the Huskies the lead moving into the final minutes of the frame. A late UConn goal at the 16:58 mark, however, locked things up once more for the remainder of regulation play.

Locked at 2-2 through three periods, the teams headed to overtime, where UConn found the back of the net with 2:49 left in extra time to claim the 3-2 decision.

Between the pipes, Craig Pantano registered a season high 41 saves in the contest, surpassing his previous mark of 37 stops earlier this season at Merrimack.

Game Summary

Saturday, January 18, 2020

3
2
Game statistics
44 Shots 37
1 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 1
3 / 17 PIM 6 / 23
9-10-4 Records 13-7-2
GOAL SCORERS
UConn Northeastern
Vladislav Firstov (8)
1st/1:29
Grant Jozefek (5)
2nd/5:42
Grant Jozefek (6)
2nd/12:37
Vladislav Firstov (9)
2nd/16:58
Benjamin Freeman (4)
OT/3:11 PP GW
GOALTENDERS
UConn Northeastern
Tomáš Vomáčka
63:11, 35 Saves, 2 GA
(W, 9-10-3)
Craig Pantano
62:56, 41 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 13-7-2)

Empty Net
0:15, 0 GA