Senior Mike Ryan scored his 17th goal of the season, while classmate Mike Gilhooly stopped 30 shots in net, as Northeastern and sixth-ranked New Hampshire skated to a 1-1 tie after 65 minutes of Hockey East action at Matthews Arena.
"I thought we deserved better," said NU coach Bruce Crowder. "We got a great effort from our three seniors. Mike Gilhooly played great in net. Mike Ryan got a goal for us. And, Joe Mastronardi was tremendous defensively."
The win extended Northeastern's unbeaten streak against the Wildcats at Matthews Arena to six games (3-0-3). The Huskies are now 9-18-3 overall and 4-14-2 in the conference. UNH is 19-7-4 and 13-5-2.
The Huskies outshot the Wildcats, 41-31, including a whopping 18-6 advantage in the second period, but couldn't slip the game-winner past UNH's Mike Ayers (40 saves).
Gilhooly stood on his head for the Huskies. Although he made 10 less saves than his counterpart, a few seemed much more difficult.
After 20 minutes of scoreless, non-stop action. New Hampshire got on board first with a short-handed goal from Tim Horst at 5:51. Horst was the benefactor of a deflection off the shin pad of a NU defender and craftily tossed a back-hander into the upper-right corner of the net.
Ryan answered the call seven minutes later. Sophomore Tim Judy lined-up a slap shot from the blue line that went off the pads of Ayer to freshman Mike Morris at the low post. Morris drew Ayer towards him, then calmly slid a perfect pass across the crease to Ryan, who was crashing the net.
The Huskies couldn't capitalize on any of six power-play opportunities.