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.
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.
- 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.