Rensselaer received a career-high 41 saves from sophomore Chase Perry and recorded three special teams goals in shutting out No. 2 Harvard, 4-0, on Friday night in Troy, N.Y.
The Engineers improved to 4-19-0 (2-10-0 ECAC), while the Crimson dropped to 11-3-1 (7-2-1 ECAC Hockey). The shutout was the first of Perry’s career.
Jacob Hayhurst opened the scoring at 2:38 of the first period and Brady Wiffen doubled Rensselaer’s lead with 0.6 seconds left in the first. Jesper Ohrvall and Jared Wilson scored in the second period.
Harvard’s Merrick Madsen made 16 saves in two periods. Cameron Gornet stepped in to stop all 11 shots he faced.
Vermont 4, Providence 3 — Matt Alvaro and Trey Phillips had a goal and an assist each to lead the Catamounts (15-6-2, 7-3-1 Hockey East) past the host Friars (9-8-4, 1-6-2).
Notre Dame 2, Merrimack 1 — Anders Bjork potted the winner at 16:18 of the third period as the No. 13 Fighting Irish (13-7-2, 6-3-1 Hockey East) edged the Warriors (7-11-3, 1-5-3) in North Andover.
BC 1, Merrimack 0 — Andie Anastos broke a scoreless tie with 2:30 left as the No. 6 Eagles (15-3-4, 11-2-2 Hockey East) beat the Warriors (8-15-2, 4-12-0) at Conte Forum. Katie Burt (12 saves) posted her fourth shutout of the season, 27th of her career.
Rensselaer 3, Harvard 1 — Blake Orosz scored 44 seconds into the game and the Engineers (8-14-1, 5-6-0 ECAC) never looked back in a win over the Crimson (1-12-2, 1-7-2) at Bright-Landry Center.