LOWELL, Mass. -- Live from the Tsongas Center in "The Mill City" of Lowell, the Hockey East season series concludes as the No. 12/15 UMass-Lowell River Hawks (13-7-2, 7-6-2) welcome Northeastern (7-11-3, 4-9-3) for the second and final time this year on "Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer" Night.
UML saw its nine-game winning streak snapped with a 4-4 tie on Friday at Matthews Arena, but seeks emerging victorious for the fourth straight game on home ice, which has been dyed light pink in honor of tonight's cause. However, the lost point in the league standings was harmless as the River Hawks erased a two-goal deficit in the third period on goals from local juniors Daniel Furlong and Derek Arnold.
Freshman Kevin Roy paced the NU attack, as he has done all season long, with two more goals to bring his team-leading totals to 12 goals and 25 points. The Montreal native is tied with Bentley's Andrew Gladiuk for the national scoring lead among freshmen at 1.19 goals per-game.
The River Hawks were 2-0 winners when the teams first met on Dec. 8, 2012, so the Huskies were able to snap a three-game losing skid in the series as the sides skated to their first tie since 2006.
Here are the lineups:
Kevin Roy - Mike McMurtry - Vinny Saponari
Steve Morra - Braden Pimm - Cody Ferriero
Robbie Vrolyk - Garrett Vermeersch - Adam Reid
Ben Oskroba - Zak Stone - Ryan Belonger
Drew Ellement - Dan Cornell
Mike Gunn - Josh Manson
Dax Lauwers - Colton Saucerman
Bryan Mountain (0-4-2, 3.25, .908)
Scott WIlson - Riley Wetmore - Adam Chapie
Ryan McGrath - Michael Colantone - Derek Arnold
A.J. White - Joseph Pendenza - Josh Holmstrom
Shayne Thompson - Colin Wright - Terrence Wallin
Zack Kamrass - Chad Ruhwedel
Joe Houk - Christian Folin
Greg Amlong - Jake Suter
Doug Carr (7-6-1, 2.76, .901)
Joshua Kummins covers Hockey East for SB Nation. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaKummins.