Harvard Skates to Tie with No. 17 Dartmouth

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After having its game against No. 17 Dartmouth pushed back a day due to Winter Storm Nemo, the Harvard men's hockey team battled to a 1-1 tie Sunday afternoon at Bright Hockey Center against the Big Green.

Marshall Everson netted the lone goal for the Crimson, an equalizer midway through the second period, on assists by Alex Fallstrom and Colin Blackwell to account for all the Harvard offense. Raphael Girard turned in his second straight impressive performance in net, turning away 26 of Dartmouth's 27 shots.

While the Crimson had two power-play opportunities in the first period, it was Dartmouth that struck first to open up the scoring just shy of the 10-minute mark in the opening stanza.

After recovering the puck in its own zone along the boards, Brad Schierhorn backhanded the puck to Eric Robinson streaking down the center of the ice in a 3-on-2 rush. The junior dished to Andy Simpson on his right, who fired a wrist shot into the top left corner of the net from just right of the right faceoff circle dot to give the Big Green a 1-0 advantage.

The Crimson put four more shots on net after falling behind and went back on the power play but could not break through to enter the first intermission down by a goal.

Harvard put another four shots on goal during the power play at the start of the second, but Dartmouth goalie Cab Morris continued to turn away Harvard scoring opportunities.

The Crimson went back up a skater after killing off a penalty of its own and broke through to even up the score.

Blackwell, camped out at the blue line, sent it down to Fallstrom down low along the left side boards. The senior assistant captain passed it to Everson, who had drifted out to the center of the left faceoff circle. After some patient stick work, he flicked it into the top right corner to even up the score at one.

Harvard killed off its second penalty of the night, allowing just one shot during the two-minute span to keep the game deadlocked at one.

In the third period, neither team could muster much offensively with Dartmouth just narrowly outshooting the Crimson, 7-6.

It did briefly look like the Big Green would take a 2-1 lead with just over three minutes left in the contest; however, the goal was disallowed after it was ruled that Mike Keenan was in the crease.

The extra session was similar to the third period with neither team mounting much of an offensive attack, as Girard stopped the only three shots on net by either team during the final five minutes.

The Crimson will turn around in less than 24 hours and take on Boston University, who it beat 6-5 in overtime Jan. 9 at Agganis Arena, in the Beanpot consolation game at TD Garden 4:30 p.m. Monday.