Harvard's loss at Clarkson snapped a six-game winning streak in ECAC Hockey play.
POTSDAM, N.Y. – No. 15/18 Harvard men's ice hockey (14-8-3, 10-6-2 ECAC Hockey) saw its six-game league winning streak snapped in a 5-3 loss at No. 10/11 Clarkson (20-10-0, 11-7-0 ECAC Hockey).
Harvard got off to a quick start, scoring two goals in the opening 10 minutes of play to hold an early 2-1 lead on the Golden Knights.
Walsh scored in the opening minute off a faceoff win by Jack Drury, creating space with a great move and firing a low shot past Clarkson goaltender Jake Kielly at :39.
Then Gregoire redirected a long shot from Floodstrand on net, and the puck trickled past Kielly at 7:14 to make it 2-1.
A wild second period with five penalties and an injury to Lackey saw Clarkson emerge with a 4-3 lead. The Golden Knights scored on an early period power play, with Josh Dunne tying the game.
Then Devin Brosseau scored at 13:47 to give Clarkson its first lead of the night.
Floodstrand tied the game at 3-3 after his pass deflected off the stick of a Clarkson defender at 14:11. Then, after a collision in front of the net, Lackey left the game at 14:44 in favor of Gornet. Haralds Egle gave Clarkson the lead for good at 19:08 of the middle frame.
Harvard had its fair share of chances in the final period of play, outshooting Clarkson 11-6, but the home team held on for the win.
- Sophomore defenseman Reilly Walsh (goal) extended his point streak to five games.
- Senior forward Michael Floodstrand (goal, assist), recorded his third multiple-point game of the season.
- Junior defenseman Adam Fox (assist), has points in four straight games and leads the team with 34 points (eight goals, 26 assists) on the year.
- Harvard's loss snapped a six game winning streak in ECAC Hockey play.
- Harvard outshot Clarkson 33-26 on the night.