Bugalski's 27 Saves Backstop Northeastern To 1-0 Win Over Syracuse
Sophomore goaltender Brittany Bugalski posts fifth career shutout with 27 saves for Huskies

Sophomore goaltender Brittany Bugalski made 27 saves for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 9:44  NOE1-0 PP GW Heather Mottau (2)Denisa Křížová/4, McKenna Brand/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Syracuse  0000
Northeastern  1001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Syracuse  810927
Northeastern  87621
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Syracuse (0-3-1)  0/5 7/14 0
Northeastern (3-2-1)  1/6 6/12 0
Syracuse Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Abbey Miller (L, 0-2-1)58:401 77620
Empty Net1:200     
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brittany Bugalski (W, 3-1-1)59:440 810927
Empty Net0:160     

BOSTON - Brittany Bugalski made 27 stops and Heather Mottau netted a power play goal to lead the Northeastern women's ice hockey (3-2-1) team to a 1-0 shutout victory against Syracuse (0-3-1) on Saturday afternoon at Matthews Arena. With the win, the Huskies are now unbeaten in four straight games (3-0-1), outscoring its opponents 12-3 during the run.

Bugalski was solid in goal from start to finish to collect her second shutout in four games, and fifth of her career. The defensive corps also turned in a strong effort for the Huskies, blocking 14 shots and holding the Syracuse power play to an 0-of-5 showing.

The game was scoreless until Mottau broke the deadlock with a power play tally 9:44 into the contest on a shot from the point that got through traffic and past Orange goaltender Abbey Miller (20 saves) for Mottau's second goal of the year.

Syracuse, which blocked 25 Northeastern shot attempts throughout the game, outshot the Huskies 27-21 on the day while NU converted on one of its six opportunities on the power play.

Goal descriptions:

- Northeastern struck first near the midway mark of the first period on Heather Mottau's second goal of the year. With the Huskies on an abbreviated power play, McKenna Brand sent a pass from behind the cage over the Denisa Krizova along the left wall. Krizova then spotted Mottau open at the point and fed her with a pass. Mottau took a couple strides towards the net and ripped a low shot through traffic that beat Avery for the score.

Stats of the game:

- Northeastern is now 3-1-3 all-time against Syracuse

- Both Krizova (four goals, four assists) and Brand (four goals, two assists) extended their point streaks to five games on Saturday.

- Mottau has two goals and three assists in her last five games

- Bugalski collected her second shutout in her last four outings, and fifth of her career.

The road ahead:

Northeastern will conclude its brief three-game home stand on Tuesday night when the Huskies host rival Boston University at Matthews Arena. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m.