Northeastern Takes Beanpot Consolation from Harvard Men’s Hockey, 4-1

Morrison (above) had Harvard's goal, and Morin (below) logged an assist for the third straight game (photos courtesy Kevin Burns).

BOSTON--Tyler McNeely scored two goals to lead Northeastern to a 4-1 win against the Harvard men's hockey team in the consolation game of the 58th Beanpot tournament Monday evening at TD Garden. Chad Morin

Ryan Carroll made 30 saves for Harvard (6-14-3) while allowing three goals and Conor Morrison scored his ninth goal of the season. Brian Rawlings stopped 27 shots for  the Huskies (13-12-1). Northeastern finished with 34 shots to Harvard's 29 and was 1 for 4 on the power play. The Crimson was scoreless in six man-advantage opportunities.

Northeastern was whistled for consecutive penalties in the first period, leading to 86 seconds of five-on-three play in favor of the Crimson. The Huskies, however, killed the first penalty and followed with a shorthanded goal by McNeely for the game's first goal. Northeastern carried the 1-0 edge into the dressing room and held an 11-8 edge in first-period shots.

Greg Costa doubled the NU lead early in the second period, batting a rebound into the goal after a shot was knocked down in front. Morrison cut the margin to 2-1 at 11:15 of the period. After a clean faceoff win by Louis Leblanc, Chad Morin passed across the point to Ryan Grimshaw. Morrison deflected Grimshaw's one-timer past Rawlings. Harvard outshot Northeastern, 15-9, in the period.

Harvard carried the play early in the third period, registering the first three shots of the frame, but it was again the Huskies getting on the board with a power-play tally. MacLeod deflected in a past from Garrett Vermeersch for a 3-1 NU advantage. Wade MacLeod added a late empty-net goal for the final tally. Carroll made 12 saves in the period, including several spectacular ones, as the Huskies held a 14-5 shots advantage in the third.