UNH is now 8-4-5 overall and 4-1-3 in Hockey East; the Wildcats are 1-3 in shootouts this season. BU moved to 8-4-4, 6-1-0 and 1-0-2 against UNH this season.
Following a scoreless five-minute overtime session in which the ‘Cats recorded a 2-1 shot advantage, including a Wakefield blast from the slot on which BU goaltender Melissa Haber made a glove save, the game went to the shootout.
As the home team, BU opted to shoot second. UNH’s Micaela Long (
In Round 2,
Faber then needed to score to extend the game, but Haber stood her ground as Faber skated down the slot, and the Terriers’ goalie made the save.
Herman finished with 23 saves, including 10 in the third period, and Haber stopped 29 shots with 15 saves in the second stanza.
The Terriers took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission on a Jenelle Kohanchuk goal at 2:36. Kohanchuk entered the offensive zone along the right dashers, fended off a defender as she cut through the circle and from close range lifted a backhanded shot into the upper-right corner of the net.
BU went on the power play at 8:26 and, just after it ended, Herman denied both Holly Lorms and Koller at the top of the crease.
UNH began to generate some dangerous breakouts in the latter half of the opening stanza. A Maggie Joyce (
The ‘Cats opened strong in the second period and in the opening minute, Long’s centering pass from the wing was redirected by Paton into Haber, who then fell backwards to cover the puck in the crease. In the fourth minute, Long’s pass from behind the net was quickly one-timed by Faber in the low slot, but Haber once again turned aside the ‘Cats.
UNH went on its second power play of the game at 5:32. Despite four shots on goal and a number of dangerous chances that were either blocked or just wide of the cage, BU held on to its 1-0 lead.
The Wildcats took a 2-1 lead at 17:56 of the second period when Faber gathered the puck along the left endline, skated to the front of the net and lifted a shot that deflected off the prone Haber into the net. Joyce, with the outlet pass through the neutral zone, and Raylen Dziengelewski (
Down 2-1 at the start of the final frame, BU pressured early but
UNH responded by taking a 3-1 lead at 8:14 when Bellamy’s shot from the left point deflected off a defender in the slot and into the net. Kelly Cahill (
The Terriers netted a power-play goal at 10:53 when Kohanchuk’s shot from the left doorstep glanced off Herman towards the right post and bounced off Tara Watchorn into the goal.
BU pulled even, 3-3, with 1:42 remaining in regulation on