NEW HAVEN, CT. – First-year forward John Farinacci had two goals, and senior goaltender Cameron Gornet made 41 saves to lead No. 12/13 Harvard men's ice hockey (5-0-0, 5-0-0 ECAC Hockey) to a 6-1 win over Yale (1-5-0, 1-5-0 ECAC Hockey) at Ingalls Rink.
With the win, Harvard is 5-0-0 for the first time since the 1988-89 season.
Harvard scored first for the fifth straight game, and this time, in the opening minute. A high flip pass from junior defenseman Reilly Walsh found its way to junior forward Henry Bowlby, who found Murphy cutting down the left wing.
Murphy found the far side, ringing a shot off the post and in at the :50 mark to make it 1-0.
With Yale pressing to even the score, Gornet was at his best, turning away Kyle Johnson's point blank chance at the 11:25 mark, and then sliding to his left to stop Curtis Hall's breakaway backhander just over a minute later.
Harvard took a two goal lead late in the period on a great individual effort from Farinacci, who banked a shot off the back of Yale goaltender Corbin Kaczperski and into the net at 18:11 to make it 2-0 in favor of the Crimson.
Harvard killed off four second-period penalties, as Gornet again made several key stops. The Crimson had two power play chances, but could not extend the lead, which remained 2-0 after 40 minutes.
Walsh gave the Crimson a three-goal lead with Harvard on the power play, finishing off a rush with a well-placed wrist shot from the slot at :56.
With a good forecheck, Harvard forced two turnovers that led to two more goals for the Crimson. On the first, Baker Shore found Farinacci alone on the doorstep for his second goal of the night at 10:51.
Then just over a minute later, with Harvard killing a penalty, Krusko broke up a breakout pass, then put in his own rebound at 11:51 to make it 5-0.
Badini added a goal late in the third to round out the scoring for Harvard.
- Harvard has scored first in each of its first five games this season.
- Harvard has scored 27 goals in its first four games (5.4 goals per game).
- Harvard has outscored its opponents by a combined score of 27-7 through its first five games.