With the final seconds of the period winding away, the Dogs have really turned it on. A half dozen “OHHH”s and “AWWW”s emanate from the candy stripers, and to make matters worse, Harvard’s Alex Biega took a hit to the lower body (as I’m sure we’ll hear it described) and slowly limped his way off the ice. I’ll be sure to keep you informed on his playing status.

And just as it appeared that the Terriers would take the momentum into the locker room, consecutive penalties — only nine seconds apart — incarcerate Brian Strait and Vinny Saponari. It’ll be a 1:49 5×3 for the Ivy to start the second.

Off the ice, Northeastern’s Dog House (no, I can’t keep them straight from the Dog Pound either, I had to ask) has been performing brilliantly as Harvard’s fill-in fans. Seated next to the BU student section, the interloping House has been needling the Stripers all game long, as is their proscribed role in Game 1.