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UMass rallies, stuffs UNH in double overtime in Hockey East quarterfinal opener


Jake Suter, left, of UMass, battles with Eric Esposito, of New Hampshire, for control of the puck during the first period of their Hockey East quarterfinal opener, Friday at the Mullins Center.


Oliver Chau, of UMass, skates the puck past Richard Boyd, of New Hampshire, as he moves in for a shot on goalie Mike Robinson during the first period of their Hockey East quarterfinal opener, Friday at the Mullins Center.


John Leonard, bottom right, of UMass, fires a shot on goal between the skates of New Hampshire’s Richard Boyd during the first period of their Hockey East quarterfinal opener, Friday at the Mullins Center.


Ty Farmer’s shot ricocheted off the skate of the New Hampshire defender into Mitchell Chaffee’s path and the sophomore batted it over Robinson 5:52 into the second overtime to lift UMass to a 5-4 win at the Mullins Center.


New Hampshire scored twice in the first two minutes of the middle stanza and then extended the lead to three goals with 12:30 left, all of which came off poor neutral zone play from UMass.


The two connected for a third time a little less than seven minutes later when Pritchard’s pass from behind the goal hit a charging Trivigno in stride and the freshman slid the puck between Robinson’s pads to cut the deficit back down to one.






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