Keenan Suthers scored a power play goal for the St. Lawrence men's hockey team on Saturday night that, at the time, pulled the Saints even with No. 3/4 Cornell, but the Big Red took control in the second and third periods to beat St. Lawrence 6-1 in ECAC Hockey action at SUNY Canton and remain unbeaten.
Shots were even through that first period at 9-9, as was the score with the game tied at 1-1, but Cornell outshot St. Lawrence 26-7 through the final 40 minutes for a final 35-16 advantage.
Cornell got on the board first with Morgan Barron's sixth of the season at the 3:36 mark of the opening frame, as he finished off a 2-on-1 with Cam Donaldson after Sam Malinski sent an indirect off the wall to spring the Big Red into the zone. Barron came crashing in back door for a one-time redirect behind St. Lawrence starter Francis Boisvert.
Later in the first period, Suthers and the Saints cashed in on their first power play chance of the game, as he one-timed a loose puck past Matthew Galajda for his fifth goal of the season at 14:03.
After sustained pressure in the Cornell zone, a shot from Aleksi Peltonen hit Ryan Garvey in the midsection in front of the net and popped onto the stick of Suthers at the bottom of the right circle for the finish to tie the game.
Cornell scored three goals in the latter half of the second period to take a 4-1 lead, with the first coming at the 13:00 mark from Alex Green on the power play.
The Big Red's first goal of the third period came just 56 seconds in and was also a power play tally, as Cornell finished 2-for-5 with the man advantage.
Brendan Locke concluded the scoring for the visitors at 1:23 of the final frame, as he lifted a shot over Boisvert's right shoulder to push to the final 6-1 margin.
Boisvert finished with 29 saves on Saturday night, while Galajda stopped 15 of 16 shots faced.
With the loss, St. Lawrence drops to 3-8-1 and 1-3-0 against ECAC Hockey opponents, while Cornell improves to 6-0-0 and 4-0-0 in conference play.
St. Lawrence travels to Yale and Brown for a pair of conference games next weekend.