ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

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No. 8 Yale Scores Four in Third, Tops Harvard Men’s Hockey, 6-3

Killorn's seventh goal of the season tied the game in the third period (photo courtesy Jim Rosvold).

YouTube: Chris Huxley goal

NEW HAVEN, Conn.--No. 8 Yale scored four third-period goals to pull away to a 6-3 win after the Harvard men's hockey team came back from two goals down to tie the game Saturday afternoon at sold-out Ingalls Rink.

Ryan Carroll made 41 saves for Harvard (6-12-3, 6-7-3 ECAC Hockey, 4-4-1 Ivy League), which got goals from Chris Huxley, Alex Killorn and Ryan Grimshaw and assists by six different players. Billy Blaise logged 20 saves, as the Bulldogs (14-6-3, 9-5-2, 6-2-0) scored three times on four power-play chances and held a 47-23 shots advantage. The Crimson was 1 for 6 on the power play.

The Crimson created good offensive-zone pressure in the opening minutes, but Yale turned the tide toward the middle of the first period. The Bulldogs got on the board first, about nine minutes in, with Jeff Anderson putting in a rebound on the rush. The Bulldogs doubled their lead with a power-play goal on Kevin Peel's slap shot from the point at 13:40.

Huxley halved the Elis' lead with a power-play tally at 13:40 of the second period. Brothers Michael and Danny Biega worked the puck to Huxley at the blue line, and his slapper from the center of point found its way through traffic and past Blaise. The Crimson held a 9-8 edge in second-period shots.

Killorn tied the game just 22 seconds into the third period, taking a drop pass from Louis Leblanc during four-on-four play and tucking a shot past Blaise from the left side. Chad Morin also assisted on the tally. Harvard had four of the first five shots in the period, but the sixth belonged to Yale's Brendan Mason, who scored a power-play goal to give the Bulldogs back the lead. Harvard was whistled for two penalties 11 seconds apart shortly after the goal. Tom Dignard took advantage with a five-on-three goal.

Brian O'Neill later made it 5-2 by converting a breakaway after a long pass from Mark Arcobello, but Grimshaw answered less than two minutes later. Grimshaw scored from a tough angle deep on the right side with Michael Del Mauro and Rence Coassin assisting. Coassin picked up his first career point. Sean Backman sealed the win for Yale with a shorthanded goal into an empty net in the final minute.