DURHAM, N.H.-- After 65 minutes of hockey the University of New Hampshire Wildcats (18-3-3, 10-1-2) and Northeastern Huskies (11-8-4, 7-4-4) battled to a 4-4 tie in Durham on Saturday night.
The tie moves New Hampshire into first place in Hockey East, with a one point advantage over Boston University.
Northeastern opened up the scoring when Bobby Davis scored his seventh goal of the year at 8:34, of the first period. New Hampshire came back and tied the score at one when John Sadowski scored with assist from Colin Hemingway and Lanny Gare. Northeastern ended the first period scoring two goals within 10 seconds as Brian Cummings and Bobby Davis scored with under a minute to go.
Darren Haydar scored a shorthanded goal at 18:36 of the second period to cut the Huskies lead to one. Haydar stole the puck from a Northeastern defensemen and, went in alone to beat Mike Gilhooly. One minute later while still killing the penalty New Hampshire tied the game at three when Corey-Joe Ficek scored. Ficek came down on a two on one with Sadowski who set up Ficek to tie the game at three.
New Hamsphire tooks its first lead of the game when Mark White scored at 1:23 of the third period. Northeastern came back and tied the score when Greg Mischler scored on a powerplay to make the score 4-4.
The teams battled to a scoreless overtime, Ty Conklin recorded 22 saves for the Wildcats while Gilhooly stopped 36 for Northeastern.