Elsewhere, Brad Navin scored his second goal of the year late in the third period, and Jake McCabe saw his three-game point streak halted as No. 17 Wisconsin cruised to a 7-1 triumph over Penn State. The two clubs finish the B1G set on Saturday.
Christian Isackson contributed one shot on goal in a fourth-line role as No. 1 Minnesota played to a 2-2 tie with Michigan State. The Gophers and Spartans will settle the conference series Saturday at Munn Ice Arena.
Sean Malone (+1) produced two shots on goal as Harvard was dealt a 2-1 loss at Brown. The Crimson finish the weekend with a Saturday tilt at No. 8 Yale.
In the OHL, Nick Baptiste picked up an assist as Sudbury earned a 7-6 overtime win over Sarnia. Draft eligible winger Nickolay Goldobin (-2), who was snubbed by his native Russia for a World Junior camp invite, scored a goal and two assists for the victorious Sting, while draft eligible USA invite Anthony DeAngelo (-3) added a pair of helpers. Baptiste and the Wolves host Mississauga on Saturday.
Nikita Zadorov (+2) recorded an assist as London defeated Windsor 5-4 in overtime. Brady Austin finished minus-one for the Knights, who get back to work Saturday at Owen Sound. Draft eligible forward Josh Ho-Sang picked up three assists for Windsor.
Justin Bailey was held off the score sheet for the third-straight game as Kitchener defeated Saginaw 5-3. Justin Kea finished with a minus-one rating for the Spirit, who played without injured captain Eric Locke (shoulder) for the ninth game in a row. Darby Llewellyn ('14) scored twice for the Rangers to give him 10 goals in his last eight games. Both clubs are in action Saturday with Kitchener visiting Windsor and Saginaw hosting Sault Ste. Marie.
In the WHL, Logan Nelson was unable to get in on the scoring as Victoria doubled Vancouver 4-2. The familiar foes will play it back on Saturday.
In the USHL, Connor Hurley notched an assist to snap his four-game point drought as Muskegon was defeated by Indiana 4-3. The Lumberjacks will look to end their four-game skid Saturday when they host Chicago.
Judd Peterson notched an assist as Cedar Rapids edged Green Bay 4-3.The RoughRiders go for two home wins in a row Saturday versus Tri-City.
In the ECHL, Colin Jacobs scored his first goal since being sent down from Rochester and added another in the shootout as Elmira bested Fort Wayne 4-3. Andrey Makarov served as backup for the Komets, while Shawn Szydlowski recorded a team-high five shots on goal and a shootout marker in defeat. The two clubs will do it all over again Sunday in Elmira.
Jonathan Parker collected two assists for his third multi-point game this season as Colorado downed Florida 4-1. The Eagles continue their three-game weekend with a rematch at Florida on Saturday.
In the AHL, Matt Hackett made 29 saves as Rochester dropped a 5-1 decision at Grand Rapids. Jamie Tardif scored the lone Amerks goal, his fourth tally in the last five games, while Phil Varone drew his 19th assist of the season to tie for second-most in the league. The Amerks remain in Michigan for another tilt with the Griffins on Saturday.
In SHL action, Linus Ullmark made 27 saves and Gustav Possler finished with a minus-one rating as MODO lost to Leksands 3-2. MODO goes right back at it Saturday versus Farjestads.