Moore, Holy Cross force Game 3 against Niagara with triple-OT win in eighth-longest game

WORCESTER, Mass. — T.J. Moore scored 11:40 into the third overtime to keep Holy Cross’ season alive with a 2-1 victory over Niagara on Saturday.

The win forced a deciding Game 3 of the teams’ Atlantic Hockey first-round playoff series.

At 111:40, it was the eighth-longest game in Division I men’s college hockey history, coming just a day after a new No. 1 was established.

Moore’s goal ended a game that stretched 4 hours and 17 minutes and featured 111 shots on goal but just three goals.

Matt Scarth gave Holy Cross a 1-0 lead in the first period, but Niagara’s Stanislav Dzakhov answered in the second period.

Jackson Teichroeb stopped a career-high 58 shots for Niagara (6-26-4), while Matt Ginn made 50 saves for Holy Cross (14-17-5).

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