Northeastern, Providence Skate to 4-4 Draw

Junior forward Adam Gaudette scored the game-tying goal for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 9:58  PRV1-0 EV Scott Conway (7)Brandon Duhaime/12, Josh Wilkins/11
1st 18:07  NOE1-1 PP Jeremy Davies (4)Adam Gaudette/20, Zach Solow/12
2nd 17:49  PRV2-1 PP Scott Conway (8)Spenser Young/6, Ben Mirageas/9
2nd 19:42.6 PRV3-1 EV Ben Mirageas (8) -
3rd 8:04  NOE2-3 EV Adam Gaudette (18) -
3rd 8:30  PRV4-2 EV Vimal Sukumaran (7)Bailey Conger/4
3rd 11:27  NOE3-4 EV Eric Williams (3)Matt Filipe/8, Zach Solow/13
3rd 19:20.0 NOE4-4 EV EA GT Adam Gaudette (19)Dylan Sikura/22, Ryan Shea/11
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Providence  12104
Northeastern  10304
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Providence  1398333
Northeastern  886224
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (16-8-3)  1/4 3/6 0
Northeastern (15-6-4)  1/3 4/8 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Hayden Hawkey (T, 16-8-2)64:334 783220
Empty Net0:270      
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Cayden Primeau (T, 11-4-4)64:264 1277329
Empty Net0:340      

BOSTON - Facing a 3-1 deficit entering the third period, the No. 8/9 Northeastern men's hockey team (15-6-4, 11-4-2) clawed its way back with three goals in the final frame, including the game-tying strike from Adam Gaudette with 40 seconds left in regulation, to force a 4-4 draw with No. 10 Providence (16-8-3, 9-5-3) on Friday night at Matthews Arena.

The tie, coupled with a Boston College loss at UMass Lowell, moves Northeastern back into a tie for first place in the Hockey East standings with 24 points.

Adam Gaudette led the charge with three points on the night (two goals, one assist) to maintain his lead in the national scoring race with 39 points (19 goals, 20 assists). He potted the game-tying goal after the Huskies won a puck battle along the right wall, allowing Dylan Sikura to fling a pass across to Gaudette in the left dot for the one-timer past PC goalie Hayden Hawkey (20 saves) to send the game to overtime.

Providence, which outshot NU 33-24 and led 3-1 through 40 minutes thanks to a pair of goals from Scott Conway and another from Ben Mirageas, made it a 4-2 game just 26 seconds after Gaudette's first of the night when Vimal Sukumaran chipped one over NU goaltender Cayden Primeau (29 saves).

But the Huskies continued to fight, and brought it back to one with 8:33 to play on Eric Williams' third of the year off a Zach Solow (two assists) face-off win, and Gaudette leveled the score in the final minute to force the stalemate.

The Huskies and Friars will meet again tomorrow night in the series finale at Schneider Arena. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.