Less than seven minutes from a second straight upset of the No. 2-ranked team in the country, Vermont couldn’t close the deal.
Notre Dame’s Sam Herr scored twice in the final 6:42 of the contest, and the Fighting Irish left Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington with a 3-2 win Saturday evening.
Vermont won, 2-1, Friday night.
The Catamounts (2-2-1, 1-1-0 Hockey East) scored 2:41 into the game on a Robert Polesello goal, followed nearly 17 minutes later by Colin Markison’s strike.
But the Irish (6-2-0, 1-1-0) struck back with one early in the second period off the stick of Stephen Johns, who later assisted on Herr’s first goal at 13:18 of the third. Herr’s final goal just over a minute later was all Notre Dame needed for the victory.
Bryan Rust had two assists for Notre Dame, which got 26 saves from Steven Summerhays, 16 in the second period.
Vermont’s Mike Santaguida was good for 24 stops.
The teams were a combined 0 for 10 on the power play.
Providence 3, BU 1 — Jon Gillies made 28 saves for the third-ranked Friars, who avoided a weekend sweep at the hands of the No. 18 Terriers in Providence.
Ross Mauermann scored twice for the Friars (5-1-1, 1-1-0 Hockey East), once into an empty net. Derek Army also scored for the hosts.
Sean Maguire made 33 saves for BU (4-4-0, 2-1-0). The Terriers got a goal from Ahti Oksanen.
Quinnipiac 3, Cornell 0 — The seventh-ranked Bobcats (8-1-0, 2-0-0 ECAC) blanked the host Big Red (3-1-0, 1-1-0) for their eighth straight win.
It was the first career shutout for Michael Garteig, who stopped 23 shots. Kellen Jones had his fourth consecutive multi-assist night, while Matthew Peca scored his first goal of the season.
Travis St. Denis and Connor Jones also potted goals for the visitors.
Rensselaer 7, Dartmouth 1 — Brock Higgs tallied a hat trick as the 10th-ranked Engineers (5-2-1, 1-1-1 ECAC) overwhelmed the host Big Green (0-4-0, 0-2-0).
Yale 6, Clarkson 3 — Anthony Day scored twice in the No. 11 Bulldogs’ win over the No. 17 Golden Knights (7-2-1, 1-1-0 ECAC) in New Haven.
Eight players registered an assist for Yale (2-1-1, 1-0-1).
UMass-Lowell 3, UNH 2 — Zack Kamrass assisted on all three River Hawk goals, including Derek Arnold’s power-play winner early in the third period, and No. 15 UMass-Lowell (5-3-0, 2-0-0 Hockey East) escaped Durham, N.H., with a win.
Doug Carr made 27 stops for the River Hawks, while Casey DeSmith had 24 for the Wildcats (1-5-1, 0-2-0).
UMass 2, Maine 1 — Michael Pereira and Ray Pigozzi scored 17 seconds apart in the second period, lead the host Minutemen (3-4-1, 1-1-1 Hockey East) in Amherst.
Devin Shore scored and Martin Ouellette made 24 saves for the Black Bears (3-3-1, 0-1-1), who saw their four-game unbeaten streak fall.
Union 4, Harvard 2 — The Crimson jumped ahead early with two first-period goals, but a three-goal second by the Dutchmen doomed the hosts in Cambridge.
Daniel Ciampini scored twice for Union (3-2-2, 2-0-0 ECAC), which also got three assists from Max Novak.
For Harvard (2-1-1, 1-1-1), Steve Michalek denied 43 shots, 23 more than counterpart Colin Stevens.
St. Lawrence 3, Brown 3 — Tyler Steel’s 27 saves helped the host Bears (2-1-1, 0-1-1 ECAC) to a draw against the Saints (4-2-2, 0-0-2).
UConn 4, Sacred Heart 2 — Billy Latta scored twice in the second period to spark the Huskies’ win in Storrs, Conn.
Freshman Robby Nichols made 30 saves in his first career start for UConn (2-2-1).
Bentley 5, Army 2 — Sophomore forward Andrew Gladiuk scored two goals to lead the Falcons (2-6-0, 1-1-0 Atlantic Hockey) in West Point, N.Y.
Branden Komm picked up the win with 34 saves. Army remains winless at 0-4-0, 0-2-0.
Mercyhurst 8, Air Force 2 — Daniel O’Donoghue and Ryan Misiak each scored twice for the Lakers (2-5-1, 1-0-0 Atlantic Hockey), who notched a home victory over the Falcons (5-3-0, 3-1-0).