St. Cloud, MN – It’s a bad habit to find yourself in a multi-goal deficit early in a game. However, the #2/3 ranked Huskies are finding ways to rebound from these early deficits so far during this young season, On Friday, the Huskies once again found themselves down by two goals early in period two but rallied to score five straight goals in a key 5-2 win over Hockey East powerhouse Boston College.
The visiting Eagles got on the scoreboard first on a power play goal by highly touted first-year player Logan Husko at 6:09 of period one. Despite being outshot 11-8 by the Huskies, Boston College held onto a 1-0 lead at periods end. The Eagles added to their lead at 4:10 of the second period on a goal by Christopher Brown , his first of the season. The Huskies narrowed the lead to a goal at 10:48 on Kevin Fitzgerad’s first collegiate goal as a Husky. Fitzgerald (Schuldt | R Poehling) tapped in a loose puck behind Eagles goaltender Ryan Edquist off a shot by Jimmy Schuldt for a 2-1 contest. Sophomore Jack Poehling (Peterson | Borgen) knotted the game at 2-2 at 12;10 punching in a rebound off a shot by Judd Peterson. This was Poehlings third goal of the season. In a lopsided second period, SCSU outshot the Eagles 17-8.
SCSU took advantage of some undisciplined play by Boston College in period three as the Eagles were whistled six times allowing the Huskies to score twice and break the game open. First, with Boston College penalized for too many men on the ice Jack Ahcan ( B Lizotte | R Poehling) took a shot from the point that found its way through traffic for a 3-2 SCSU lead at 7:18. Next it was Robby Jackson(Schuldt) on the man-advantage rifling a wrist shot from the point that beat a prone Edquist for a 4-2 SCSU lead. Finally, Nick Poehling (Borgen | B Lizott) buried a shot from mid-ice with the Eagle’s goaltender pulled to seal the win 5-2. This was Poehlings fourth goal of the season.
The Huskies took advantage of the Eagles undisciplined play outshooting them 47-20 for the contest. SCSU’s Jeff Smith turned aside 16 of 18 shots on goal to earn his third win of the season. The Eagles Ryan Edquist was called on to face 46 shots on goal and stopping 42. The Huskies were 2/9 on the power play while Boston College was 1/3. SCSU had four players with a multi-point game including Jimmy Schuldt (0-2-2), Ryan Poehling (0-2-2), Blake Lizotte (o-2-2) and Will Borgen (0-2-2).
Stars of the Game: #1 Jack Ahcan (SCSU) #2 Ryan Poehling #3 Judd Peterson