Senior goaltender Michael Lackey made a career high 46 saves to help Harvard earn a 2-1 win at No. 6 Quinnipiac.
HAMDEN, CT – Senior goaltender Michael Lackey made a career high 46 saves to help Harvard men's ice hockey (7-5-3, 4-4-2 ECAC Hockey) to a 2-1 win over No. 6/6 Quinnipiac (16-5-1, 7-4-1 ECAC Hockey) on Saturday night (Jan. 12) at People's United Center.
Junior defenseman John Marino scored his first goal of the season late in the first period, a goal that held up most of the game as the deciding score. First-year forward Jack Drury added an empty-net goal with 2:18 to play in the game.
Quinnipiac added a late goal with an extra attacker on the ice at 19:33, but Lackey and the Crimson held off the Bobcats the rest of the way.
Harvard finished the night 1-for-2 on the man advantage while holding Quinnipiac scoreless on three power play chances.
Harvard had both of its power play chances in the opening period, with good possession on both. The Crimson converted on the second chance on the man advantage, as junior defenseman Adam Fox found Marino just outside the left circle for a one-timer that beat Quinnipiac goaltender Andrew Shortridge (25 saves) at 15:48.
Lackey made a big save early in the second period to keep the momentum in Harvard's favor, stopping Michael Lombardi on a breakaway just 50 seconds into the frame. He made another big save at 6:30 of the second period on a 2-on-1 chance down low, stopping Odeen Tufto from right in front.
Harvard maintained its one-goal lead heading into the third, and Lackey came up big with several more key stops in the final 20 minutes to help the Crimson earn the big road win.
- Junior defenseman John Marino scored his first goal of the season, a power play goal, in the first period. Adam Fox and Colton Kerfoot added assists.
- Senior goaltender Michael Lackey's 46 saves were the most by a Harvard goaltender since Merrick Madsen '18 had 48 stops at Minnesota last season (Nov. 18, 2017)
- Both junior defenseman Adam Fox (assist, 3 games) and first-year forward Jack Drury (goal, 4 games) extended point streaks tonight.
- Harvard finished the night 1-for-2 on the power play, and leads the nation in power play percentage (20-for-56, 35.7%).
- The Crimson finished the night 3-for-3 on the penalty kill, its fifth perfect night on the PK this season.
- Harvard improved to 3-3-1 against ranked teams this season.