Justin Jallen (St. Paul, Minn.) scored his team-high sixth goal of the season, but the Brown men's hockey team could not erase a three-goal deficit, as the Bears fell to Dartmouth, 4-1, in Saturday's ECAC game at Meehan Auditorium.
Dartmouth (3-2-1, 3-1-1) held a slight edge in shots, 25-24. Brown moves to 2-4-0 overall and in the ECAC.
"There are a lot of things we need to do much better," said head coach Brendan Whittet. "With our team, we will be successful when we outwork teams, but also, we have to be very structured, disciplined and have good habits. That accountability has to exist each time we step on the ice."
Gavin Nieto (Yorba Linda, Calif.) had 21 saves for the Bears, while Adrian Clarke made 23 stops on the other end.
After 15 minutes of scoreless play, Dartmouth scored twice within a 1:28 span, starting when Brendan Less tapped home his own rebound to open the scoring. Drew O'Connor then added a power-play goal to give the Big Green a two-goal advantage at the first intermission.
Dartmouth carried over its momentum into the second frame when Will Graber took advantage of a loose puck and scored 30 seconds into the second period.
The Bears jumped on the board with just over a minute left in the second when Brent Beaudoin (Londonderry, N.H.) set up Jallen for a one timer in the slot for his sixth goal of the season. Defenseman Anea Ferrario (Ogden, Utah) also earned an assist.
Colin Burston (Winnipeg, Manitoba) threatened to make it a one-goal game early in the third period but his shot from the slot rattled off the crossbar. Brown then killed consecutive penalties midway through the period, including 43 seconds of a 5-on-3, to keep it a two-goal game.
Brown pulled Nieto for the extra skater with 2:30 left in regulation, but Clarke kept the Bears off the board, before O'Connor added an empty-net goal to seal the win.
Brown will host Clarkson and St. Lawrence next weekend.
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