Goaltenders dominate as many of nation’s top teams earn wins on Friday

LOWELL, MA - FEBRUARY 8: NCAA hockey at the Tsongas Center between the UMass-Lowell River Hawks and the Boston College Eagles on February 8, 2019 in Lowell, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rich Gagnon) (Rich Gagnon)
UMass Lowell’s Tyler Wall was one of seven goaltenders to post a shutout on Friday, leading the River Hawks past Boston College, 3-0 (photo: Rich Gagnon).

It was a night dominated by goaltending as seven different goaltenders posted shutouts, including the nation’s top goaltender Quinnipiac’s Andrew Shortridge. That highlighted a night where many of the nation’s top team emerged victorious and seven different games needed overtime.

No. 1 St. Cloud State 2, Colorado College 2 (OT)

Jack Poehling’s goal with 11:43 remaining in regulation allowed the nation’s top team, St. Cloud State, to rally for a 2-2 tie at home against Colorado College.

The host Huskies jumped to an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Jack’s brother, Nick Poehling, at the 1:14 mark of the first. But Colorado College responded with two goals in the opening frame from Trevor Gooch and Erik Middendorf.

After a scoreless overtime, Ryan Poehling scored at the 1:00 minute mark of 3-on-3 overtime to earn the extra point in the NCHC standings.

No. 2 UMass 4, Boston University 2

Host UMass scored three second period goals to erase a 1-0 deficit on its way to a 4-2 victory over Boston University.

The win completes the two-game sweep of the Terriers on games played across back-to-back Fridays.

Marc Del Gaizo, Jack Suter and John Leonard each posted a goal and assist for the Minutemen. Filip Lindberg earned the victory making 25 saves.

No. 3 Ohio State 2, Wisconsin 1 (OT)

Matt Miller’s goal with 10 seconds remaining in overtime sealed a come-from-behind victory for Ohio State.

The Buckeyes trailed after Mick Messner’s goal at 2:28 of the second and were unable to even the game until John Wiitala knotted the score at 1 at 8:48 of the third.

The win is the fifth straight for the Buckeyes.

No. 4 Quinnipiac 4, Yale 0

Host Quinnipiac dominated crosstown rival Yale in every aspect, outshooting the Bulldogs, 50-23, while earning a 4-0 victory.

Andrew Shortridge earned the shutout, his fifth of the season, while Nick Jermain led the scoring with a goal and an assist.

No. 10 Cornell 5, No. 9 Clarkson 0

Jeff Malott scored twice and three other players added single goals as No. 10 Cornell blanked No. 9 Clarkson, 5-0, in ECAC play.

The Big Red defense was stifling, limiting Clarkson to just 17 shots on goal. Matthew Galajda earned the shutout.

No. 15 UMass Lowell 3, Boston College 0

The host River Hawks scored three goals in the second period as Tyler Wall earned his seventh career shutout by making 28 saves in a 3-0 win over Boston College.

Ryan Dmowski, Nick Marin and Ryan Lohin score the goals for the River Hawks who extended their unbeaten streak to nine games (8-0-1) and move past the Eagles for second place in Hockey East.

Bentley 3, Canisius 2 (OT)

Bentley’s Jonathan Desbiens goal with 1:30 left in overtime lifted the Falcons past Canisius, 3-2, and extended their nation’s best unbeaten streak to 10 games (8-0-2).

The Falcons trailed 1-0 and led 2-1 before Canisius’ Austin Alger forced overtime scoring on the power play with 4:39 remaining in overtime.

Bentley moved past an idle Air Force team into sole possession of second place in Atlantic Hockey.

Omaha 3, Miami 0

Evan Weninger stopped 38 shots for his fourth shutout of the year with the Mavericks prevailing over Miami 3-0. It was also his eighth career shutout, moving him past Dan Ellis as the school’s all-time leader in shutouts.

No. 11 Providence 1, Maine 0

Hayden Hawkey stopped 28 shots to record his program-record 14th career shutout as No. 11 Providence downed Maine 1-0 at Alfond Arena.

Hawkey also set the program’s single-season record with his sixth shutout of the season.

Bryan Lemos scored for the Friars.

Jeremy Swayman stopped 29 shots for Maine.