CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – There will be a third and decisive game between the Dartmouth men’s hockey team and Harvard Sunday night at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
A Game 3 is now a necessity after the fourth-seeded Crimson (14-13-4) put on an offensive display in a 7-1 win Saturday night to tie the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal series between the two Ivy League rivals at a game apiece.
The fifth-seeded Big Green (16-16-2) will play its second Game 3 in as many weeks as they take on Harvard at 5 p.m. with a trip to Lake Placid and the league semifinals on the line. NESN will carry the broadcast of the game.
Dartmouth was down 2-0 following the first period after Harvard’s Lewis Zerter-Gossage and Ben Solin scored just 14 seconds apart. The Crimson then scored two more quick goals in the middle frame with Nathan Krusko and Adam Fox finding the back of the net with goals separated by just 65 seconds.
Senior Corey Kalk scored his third goal in as many games and eighth of the season just seven seconds after the Fox tally. However, Fox had an answer as he notched his second of the game six minutes later. Ryan Donato put the icing on a four-goal second period with a power-play tally with just 3.6 seconds left in the frame.
The Crimson added another in the third to make it a six-goal advantage. Fox finished with four points as he notched a pair of assists in addition to his two goals. Donato also had four points thanks to a trio of helpers and his score.
Dartmouth could not convert on five power plays, while the home team benefited from two goals on four opportunities.