No. 16 Men's Ice Hockey Edges St. Lawrence, 3-1, Behind Power Play

Jack Drury had a goal and an assist in Harvard's 3-1 win over St. Lawrence (Peter Raider)
Jack Drury had a goal and an assist in Harvard's 3-1 win over St. Lawrence (Peter Raider)
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Jack Drury, Colton Kerfoot, and Reilly Walsh all scored power play goals to help No. 16 Harvard men's ice hockey (9-5-2, 7-3-1 ECAC Hockey) earn a 3-1 win against St. Lawrence (3-18-3, 1-11-0 ECAC Hockey) on Friday night (Jan. 17) at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

Drury had a goal and an assist, and sophomore defenseman Jack Rathbone added two assists to lead Harvard, while first-year goaltender Mitchell Gibson (28 saves) was excellent in net.

Special teams was the story of the first period, with Harvard scoring on both of its power play chances and killing off two penalties en route to a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes of play.

Harvard scored quickly on its first power play chance of the night, with Drury redirecting a hard pass from sophomore defenseman Jack Rathbone into the net at 10:30.

Then Harvard's second power play unit struck late in the period to give the Crimson a two-goal lead. First-year forward John Farinacci made several great moves through the neutral zone to create a 2-on-1, then fed Kerfoot with a perfect cross-ice pass for the goal at 17:47.

As the Saints pushed to get back into the game, Gibson was at his best early on in the second period, a frame that saw St. Lawrence outshoot Harvard 15-8. He made one of his best saves of the night at 8:50 of the second period, kicking out his right pad to stop a breakaway chance for St. Lawrence's Alexsi Peltonen.

Just as St. Lawrence appeared to gain momentum, Harvard built its lead to 3-0 on its third power play chance of the game. A tip pass at the point off the stick of Rathbone set up a booming one-timer from Walsh into the top corner of the net at 13:01.

With Harvard protecting a three-goal lead in the third period, St. Lawrence had a two-man advantage for 1:26, scoring on Jake Stevens' shot from the high slot at 13:09. But Harvard killed off the second penalty, and prevented the game from getting any closer the rest of the way. 

Game Notes
- Harvard has won its last 10 games in the series against St. Lawrence.
- First-year forward John Farinacci (assist) extended his point streak to six games. He has seven points (two goals, five assists) in that span.
- Sophomore forward Jack Drury (goal, assist) has nine points (four goals, five assists) in his last four games.
- Harvard finished the night 3-for-5 on the man advantage, and has a power play goal in 13 of its last 14 games. Harvard is 17-for-56 (30.4%) on the season on the power play.