Overall: 8-26-2
Hockey East: 1-22-1
Nonconference: 7-4-1

Home: 4-12-0
Away: 1-13-1
Neutral: 3-1-1
Overtime: 0-0-2

Full Schedule/Results

Team Leaders

1. Bryan Schmidt 13-18--31
2. Matt Johnson 10-17--27
3. Jeff Caron 5-20--25
4. Mike Alexiou 11-5--16
4. Matt Byrnes 2-14--16
4. Steve Crusco 3-13--16
1. Bryan Schmidt 13
2. Mike Alexiou 11
3. Matt Johnson 10
4. Jordan Black 9
5. Brent Gough 6
1. Jeff Caron 20
2. Bryan Schmidt 18
3. Matt Johnson 17
4. Matt Byrnes 14
5. Steve Crusco 13
Power Play Goals
1. Bryan Schmidt 8
2. Mike Alexiou 6
2. Matt Johnson 6
4. Jeff Caron 4
4. Brent Gough 4
Shorthanded Goals
1. Jordan Black 2
1. Matt Johnson 2
3. Brent Gough 1
Goals Against Avg.
1. Jim Healey 3.73 (7-19-2)
2. Frank McLaughlin 4.07 (1-4-0)
3. Casey Guenther 5.79 (0-3-0)
Save Percentage
1. Jim Healey .889
2. Frank McLaughlin .883
3. Casey Guenther .855
Power Play (HE)
39-215 18.1%
(16-128 12.5%)
Penalty Kill
187-222 84.2%
(121-143 84.6%)

Game Recap

Huskies Edge Warriors, 4-3

Monday, January 24, 2005

Boston, Mass. - Merrimack scored two goals in the third period, but it wasn't enough to come from behind to beat Northeastern, as the Huskies defeated the Warriors 4-3 in a Hockey East game on Monday night at Matthews Arena.

The game, originally scheduled for Saturday night, was moved to Monday due to the blizzard.

Northeastern improved to 9-12-3, 5-7-2 Hockey East. Merrimack fell to 8-18-2, 1-14-1 with its sixth consecutive loss.

Northeastern got out the gate quickly, taking a 1-0 lead when rookie forward Josh Robertson (Whitman, Mass.) scored at the 3:36 mark. Robertson picked up a loose puck, broke in toward the net and shot between Merrimack goaltender Jim Healey's legs. Healey (Holrood, N.F.) got a piece of the shot, but not enough, as it snuck over the goal line for Robertson's fourth goal of the season.

The Warriors tied the game less than four minutes later when junior forward Brent Gough (St. Albert, Alta.) finished a perfect feed from rookie forward Derek Pallardy (Chesterfield, Mo.) on a 2-on-1. Junior defenseman Bryan Schmidt (Bloomington, Minn.) started the play, finding Pallardy up the right boards. Gough, who had a wide open net to shoot at from the left side, notched his fourth goal of the season to tie the game.

Northeastern took just seven seconds to regain the lead, winning the faceoff and breaking in for a power play goal at 7:32. Junior forward Brian Swiniarski (Newburyport, Mass.) beat Healey from in deep with a shot over his leg pad to the near post for his 10th goal of the season.

Junior forward Mike Morris (Braintree, Mass.) beat a Merrimack defender with a pretty move through the legs to set up senior forward Jason Guerriero (Manorville, N.Y.) on a 2-on-1 with just 2:14 remaining in the period to give the Huskies a 3-1 advantage at the first intermission.

Morris extended the lead to three goals halfway through the second period, beating Healey's glove with a wrist shot from the slot into the top right corner for the eventual game-winning goal.

Warrior junior forward Matt Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn.) started the Merrimack comeback attempt with a power play goal just 19 seconds into the third period. Rookie forward Jordan Fox (Kirkwood, Mo.), playing with the Warriors' top power play unit, extended his scoring streak to three games, finding Johnson wide open from the left corner.

Junior defenseman Scott Drewicki (St. Albert, Alta.) cut the lead to one halfway through the period, beating Northeastern senior goaltender Keni Gibson (Stittsville, Ont.) to the left post with a shot from the right circle. Johnson, who had just finished serving a minor penalty, battled for the puck in the corner before finding Drewicki for his second goal of the season.

Merrimack will be back in Boston for a 7 p.m. game on Thursday, looking to snap its six game losing streak in its first game at Agganis Arena vs. Boston University.

Courtesy Merrimack Sports Information.

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