HANOVER, N.H. — Hugh Jessiman had two goals and an assist and Dan Yacey made 25 saves to lead Dartmouth (11-7-9, 9-4-7, ECAC) to a 6-3 win over Yale (12-15, 10-10 ECAC) on senior night at Thompson Arena.
Christian Jensen, Nate Murphy and Vin Hellemeyer scored goals for the Bulldogs, who got 35 saves from backup netminder Matt Modelski.
The Big Green looked to have the game firmly in hand at the beginning of the second period. After leading 1-0 at first intermission, Dartmouth scored twice in the first 1:06 of the second to open up a 3-0 advantage.
The Bulldogs cut the lead to 3-2 by second intermission and scored early in the third period to tie, but Dartmouth answered with the contest’s final three goals to win its final home game of the regular season.
“We plowed all the way back to get to 3-3 after a very good second period,” said Yale head coach Tim Taylor. “We just could not sustain any momentum. We had no answer to their fourth and fifth goals. The timing just deflated us.”
Sophomore Eric Przepiorka netted the only puck of the first period, beating Modelski at 10:21 with assists from Grant Lewis and Nathan Szymanski.
Tanner Glass lit the lamp just :27 into the second period and Mike Ouellette found the back of the net 39 seconds later to put the Big Green up by three, 1:06 into the frame.
Yale responded 58 seconds later when Ryan Steeves, who was positioned behind the net, fed Jensen in the slot and the Eli sophomore fired one past Yacey to give the visitors’ their first score of the game. Senior Murphy brought the Bulldogs within one at 6:28, and the teams went scoreless for the final 13:32 of the period.
Hellemeyer blasted the puck past Yacey to tie the game 4:02 into the third, but it was the last goal the visitors would score. Jessiman netted the puck just 49 seconds later to give Dartmouth a 4-3 advantage.
The Big Green scored two power-play goals, from Chris Snizek at 8:50 and Jessiman at 15:29 to put the game on ice.
Yale went 0-5 on the power play, including 1:40 of a two-man advantage with under three minutes to play. After pulling Modelski, the Bulldogs had a 6-on-3 advantage but could only generate one shot on goal despite being up three men for over a minute and a half.