BOSTON - Connor Murphy earned his first career shutout with a career-high 37 saves and recorded his first-ever assist, while Zach Solow posted a four-point night with two goals to lead No. 13 Northeastern (6-3-2 Hockey East) to a 7-0 win over New Hampshire (3-5-1 Hockey East) on Wednesday night inside Matthews Arena. The Huskies scored four goals in the third period and special teams were outstanding with two power-play goals and a short-handed tally.
Grant Jozefek, Ty Jackson, Jayden Struble and Gunnarwolfe Fontaine all tallied a goal and an assist for two-point nights. Sam Colangelo recorded his first point for the Huskies in just his third game after winning a gold medal with Team USA at the IIHF World Junior Championships. Jordan Harris also lit the lamp for the Huskies tonight, while Tyler Spott, Julian Kislin and Marco Bozzo added assists.
Solow scored the only first period goal on a nifty deke on the UNH defender and slid the puck along the ice to beat the netminder at the midway point of the opening period. Harris would strike for the Huskies on a one-time blast from the point to give the Huskies a 2-0 lead in the second period, and Jozefek kept his stick on the ice to put in his third goal of the season off a nice feed from Colangelo with under 30 seconds left until intermission.
Northeastern exploded with four even-strength goals in the third period, and had a stretch of seven goals on 25 shots. The Huskies' Solow recorded his second four-point game of his career, tallying four points in his first-ever Northeastern game back in 2017-18 against Sacred Heart (10/6/17) with one goal and three assists.
The 13th-ranked Huskies will battle No. 3 Boston College (6-2-0 Hockey East) in a home-and-home series this Friday and Saturday. Both games will be televised on NESN at 7 p.m.