NOTES: Northeastern Defeats Yale 3-2

By: Josh Brown

Some notes and observations from Northeastern’s 3-2 win over Yale Tuesday night. Big thanks to Northeastern Sports Information for the notes.

NOTES:

  • Kevin Roy’s goal at the 15:40 mark of the second period was his 100th career point.
  • Roy’s the 47th player in team history to reach the feat.
  • Roy is also only the 21st player in team history to do it in three years or less.
  • Mike McMurtry’s game winning goal with 3:14 left was his first of the season.
  • The Northeastern power play has  9 goals in the last three games.
  • Matt Benning has five assists in his last four games.

OBSERVATIONS:

    That stat about the Huskies power play is not at all deceiving. They are on fire. For a team who used to dread the man advantage, these past few weeks have been a pleasant surprise.

    Derick Roy has stepped up huge. His 2-5-1 record is no indication of his play. The past two games is a very encouraging sign for next year, when he will have an even bigger responsibility in net with a young goal tending platoon.

    Northeastern needs to stop playing dump and chase hockey. The Huskies are a very good passing team. When they get in their own offensive zone and move the puck around they are a force to be reckoned with.

    60-minutes. How many times do we need to say it. The Huskies HAVE to play consistent 60-minute games. They are going to get burned in league play the second half of the year playing a period and a half.

    Physicality will be huge against Boston College. When Northeastern is clicking they are a dominating team along the boards and in front of the net.

    Even when they’re not scoring that third line with Stevens x2 and Rosenthal does all the little things. They do not take a shift off.

    NU is going to need an Aston-Reese moment at some point sooner than later. He’s been relatively quiet lately. Look for him to have a breakout performance soon (what better time than BC).

WRBB will have full coverage of Northeastern-BC. Ryan Fallon and Josh Brown will be on the call both Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (4 p.m.).