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UConn Men's Hockey Period-by-Period Updates: Huskies at UNH, 7:05 p.m.

The game will be televised on Fox College Sports and you can also listen to Alex Giner on WHUS!

Ian Bethune

Overtime

5:00 - Holy crap how did this happen.

Corey Ronan knocks in a game-winner and UCONN IS HOSTING THE FIRST ROUND OF THE HOCKEY EAST TOURNAMENT!

Third Period

20:00 - The final period has begun! UConn is down 4-1 but will be on a 5-on-3 power play for 34 seconds and then hold a man-advantage for another 1:15 after that.

17:20 - GOAL UConn - Joey Ferris gets a backhand shot past Danny Tirone, assisted by Max Kalter and Karl El-Mir. 4-2 New Hampshire

9:56 - GOAL UConn - And we have a game! Evan Richardson fires a slap shot off Danny Tirone and Spencer Naas is right there to knock in the rebound. 4-3 New Hampshire

1:03 - GOAL UConn - Another one for Joey Ferris right as UConn pulls Rob Nichols! Tied 4-4

END REGULATION: Tie game! We are heading to overtime.

Second Period

20:00 - We are underway! Huskies down 2-0 looking to get back in it in the second period.

14:49 - GOAL UNH - UNH wing Shane Eiserman gets a breakaway off a steal, fires one at Rob Nichols, the puck bounced long off his pad and Eiserman cleans up the rebound. 3-0 New Hampshire

8:09 - GOAL UConn - Tage Thompson takes a feed from Joe Masonius and fires a slap shot past Danny Tirone to get the Huskies on the board! 3-1 New Hampshire

0:42 - GOAL UNH - Maxim Gaudreault fires one past Nichols to give the Wildcats more breathing room as we near the second intermission. 4-1 New Hampshire

END 2nd Period: It was looking like things might be getting better for the Huskies, who had some solid play to start the period. But New Hampshire was the first to get on this board in this stanza, adding to their lead with an even-strength goal off a breakaway.

The Huskies got on the board with a power-play goal from, who else, Tage Thompson to make it 3-1. Unfortunately, a 4-on-4 goal from New Hampshire in the final minute has the lead at three going into the second intermission.

First Period

20:00 - The final regular season game is underway here in New Hampshire! The ice is much bigger than ours, which gives New Hampshire's talented forwards more space to be creative. Hopefully the Husky defense can clamp down.

7:56 - GOAL UNH - Tyler Kelleher takes a shot from the left circle which bounces off Rob Nichols' pad and bounces to Mike McNicholas on the right side of the crease. McNicholas knocked it in to put the Wildcats on the board first. 1-0 New Hampshire

6:27 - UConn goes on its first power play.

4:06 - GOAL UNH - Wildcats quickly take advantage of a 5-on-3 power play, scoring after some traffic converged in front of Rob Nichols after a shot bounced up of his pad. 2-0 New Hampshire

END 1st Period: The Huskies are down 2-0 after 20 minutes. UConn committed three penalties which directly led to two Wildcat goals. UNH first got on the board with a power-play goal after a Marco Richter hooking penalty.

The only UConn power play was cut short by a too many men on the ice penalty, which made it 4-on-4. Ryan Segalla was called for holding right as the UNH penalty expired, which led to the 5-on-3 and a second goal for the Wildcats.

In even strength, UNH also appeared to be the more dominant team in terms of possession. The Huskies seem to be adjusting to the bigger rink- hopefully their offensive playmakers can wake up in the second period to get them back in the game.

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The ice is clean and the pucks are frozen!

UConn Men's Hockey descends on Durham, New Hampshire with a chance to reach a new frontier for the program in its Hockey East infancy.

If the Huskies win or tie and a few other things go right, they would finish eighth in the conference. They could finish as high as seventh. This fact is remarkable on its own given how competitive the conference is, but it would also mean a home postseason series at the XL Center.

This could be a big night for the #IceBus. We'll have live updates here, feel free to stick around and share your thoughts in the comments if you happen to be watching or listening.

Lines:

Richter-Letunov-Thompson

Kirtland-Pauly-Richardson

Naas-Ojantakanen-Ronan

Ferriss-Kalter-El-Mir

Masonius-Huson

Austin-Segalla

Kunnas-Gendron

Nichols