3/15 Recap: Malone keeps playing; Irish, Friars fall

Sean Malone (+1) notched two shots on goal and made several key plays on the penalty kill Sunday as Harvard advanced to the ECAC semifinal round with a 3-2 win over Yale in double overtime. Jimmy Vesey (NSH) scored at 16:46 of the fifth period, capping the lonest game in Harvard hockey history to set the stage for a Friday matchup with Quinnipiac in Lake Placid, NY.

In the Hockey East playoffs, Cal Petersen allowed three goals on his first four shots before getting pulled for the third period as Notre Dame's season came to an end with a 6-4 loss at Lowell. Petersen, who finished with seven saves on the afternoon, concludes his freshman campaign with a 13-16-3 record, 2.51 GAA and .919 save%. Connor Hurley recorded two shots on goal to end his first collegiate season with four goals and 14 points.

Anthony Florentino registered two shots on goal as Providence was eliminated from the Hockey East tournament with a 2-1 overtime loss to New Hampshire. The Friars will wait for the NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament brackets to be released on Sunday to learn if they'll continue their season. Senior defenseman Mark Adams was a scratch for the Friars.

In the OHL, Nick Baptiste was held off the scoresheet as Erie downed Kitchener 5-1. Baptiste has gathered 29 goals and 61 points in 51 games, Draft pehnom Connor McDavid scored a goal and two helpers to elevate him to 115 points (43+72) through 45 games.
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