Three-Goal Third Period Lifts Notre Dame Past UMass Lowell, 4-2
Junior forward Mario Lucia has goal and assist for Fighting Irish

Junior forward Mario Lucia had a goal and an assist for the Fighting Irish
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 19:11  UML1-0 PP Joe Gambardella (12)Adam Chapie/16, John Edwardh/6
2nd 11:45  NDM1-1 EV Sam Herr (12)Connor Hurley/10
2nd 15:37  UML2-1 PP Evan Campbell (12)Dylan Zink/14, C.J. Smith/19
3rd 4:43  NDM2-2 EV Anders Bjork (7)Mario Lucia/11
3rd 10:30  NDM3-2 PP GW Mario Lucia (21)Vince Hinostroza/33, Jordan Gross/20
3rd 19:52  NDM4-2 EV EN Peter Schneider (6)Steven Fogarty/12
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Notre Dame  0134
UMass Lowell  1102
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Notre Dame  611724
UMass Lowell  135927
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Notre Dame (18-18-5)  1/3 6/12 0
UMass Lowell (19-11-6)  2/4 5/10 0
Notre Dame Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Cal Petersen (W, 13-15-3)59:522 124925
Empty Net0:080     
UMass Lowell Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kevin Boyle (L, 16-8-6)59:063 610420
Empty Net0:541     

LOWELL, Mass. - With a three-goal third period the Notre Dame Fighting Irish forced a game three in the Hockey East quarterfinals, defeating No. 14 UMass Lowell, 4-2 Saturday night at the Tsongas Center.

"We definitely were in a playoff style hockey game tonight," said Head Coach Norm Bazin. "We ran into a very desperate opponent and although we did things well we didn't do enough, and that was pretty evident. Game three tomorrow and we're looking forward to playing."

Notre Dame (18-18-5) took its first lead of the series when Mario Lucia buried the pass from Jordan Gross at 10:33 of the third period.

The River Hawks (19-10-6) scored the opening goal when Joe Gambardella (Staten Island, N.Y.) scored his second goal of the series with 49 seconds remaining in the first period, on the power play. The sophomore was all alone in front of then net when Adam Chapie (Oxford, Mich.) fed him a pass from outside the left circle.

After the Fighting Irish had a goal denied following a review they tied up the score thanks to Sam Herr at 11:45 of the second period.

Evan Campbell (Port Coquitlam, British Columbia) gave UMass Lowell the 2-1 lead at 15:37 of the second, with the team's second power play goal, on a bad-angle shot from the right side of the net that snuck through Cal Peterson. The sophomore received the puck from Dylan Zink (Madison, Wis.) and let the shot go from along the goal line to the near post.

Anders Bjork put the game into a 2-2 deadlock with 15:17 remaining in regulation when he buried the rebound from Lucia's original shot into the back of the net.

Notre Dame went 1-for-3 on the power play, and the River Hawks went 2-for-4. Kevin Boyle made 20 saves, and Peterson stopped 25 shots in the win.

Both teams will meet for the decisive game three Sunday at 4 p.m. for a chance to advance to the semifinals at the TD Garden. Tickets for the Game 3 of the Hockey East Quarterfinals at the Tsongas Center are on sale now through the Box Office, by phone at 866-722-8780 or online at Tickets are $20 for an adult and $17 for seniors (65 ) and children (12 and under). UMass Lowell students will be free of charge, courtesy of the Division of Student Affairs.