Quick Reactions: Northeastern beats Harvard, 4-0

By Dan Libon

Northeastern University handed Harvard University another loss on the season, as the Huskies skated to a 4-0 victory over the Crimson on Monday. Here is our quick reaction from this particular game.

First Period: Northeastern 1- Harvard 0

Summary: The game began with both teams trading shots back and fourth, but also, they displayed great defense too. Northeastern exhibited good goal tending by Chris Rawlings, who prevented Harvard’s offense from getting a lead, but the Huskies would take the lead after a power play, as Mike McLaughlin scored at 10:48.

Shots on Goal: Northeastern: 10 – Harvard: 17

Goals: Northeastern, McLaughlin (10:48), assisted by Steve Quailer and Drew Ellement

Power Play: Northeastern (0-1)/ Harvard (0-2)

Penalties: Northeastern (2), Garrett Vermeersch (tripping) and Tyler McNeely (hitting from behind)/ Harvard (1), Alex Killorn (high sticking).

Goaltenders: Northeastern Chris Rawlings (17-saves)/ Harvard Ryan Carroll (9-saves)

Second Period: Northeastern 4 – Harvard 0

Summary: Early into the period, Northeastern watched Mike McLaughlin score his second goal of the contest and watched the puck flop over Harvard goaltender, Ryan Carroll. Northeastern continued to dominate the game with their second goal of the period, as Steve Silva extended the lead, 3-0. The Crimson of Harvard continued to show their frustration, which led to a 5 vs. 3 advantage for the Huskies and a power play goal from Brodie Reid off a pass from the slot by Wade MacLeod.

Shots on Goal: Northeastern: 14 – Harvard: 11

Goals: Northeastern Mike McLaughlin (2nd Goal/1:43), Steve Silva (3rd/10:53) and Brodie Reid (4th/16:19)

Power Play: Northeastern (1-2)/ Harvard (0-3)

Penalties: Northeastern (1), Mike Hewkin (Holding)/ Harvard (2), Michael Del Mauro (interference) and Ryan Grimshaw (interference).

Goaltenders: Northeastern Chris Rawlings (11-saves)/ Harvard Ryan Carroll (11-saves)

Third Period: Northeaster 4 – Harvard 0

Summary: Harvard started the period replacing Ryan Carroll with back-up goaltender, Kyle Richter. With a little over four minutes to go in the period, Harvard attempted to play with 6 vs. 4, but were unable to take advantage of the opportunity. Northeastern goaltender Chris Rawlings was phenomenal saving 41 shots on goal.

Shots on Goal: Northeastern: 7 – Harvard: 13

Goals: No goals were scored during this period .

Power Plays: Northeastern (0-1)/ Harvard (0-3)

Penalties: Northeastern (3), Rob Dongara (tripping), Steve Qual

Goaltenders: Northeastern Chris Rawlings (13-saves)/ Harvard Kyle Richter (7-saves)

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