With its perfect 4-0-0 record on the line, the New Hampshire Wildcats skated into Northeastern's Matthews Arena looking to make it five in as many games for the first time since for the first time since 1993. They stormed out of the gate with the majority of the chances in the opening few minutes, including the first five shots on goal of the stanza.
Through 20 minutes, the advantage extended to 17-9 for the visitors. UNH also held a 24-18 advantage in total shot attempts - an impressive ratio of quality shots on goal.
Things were fairly clean for the majority of the stanza in terms of penalties but play got a bit out of hand with six assessed infractions in the final four minutes.
The period's greatest chance came from Wildcat junior Kevin Goumas, who broke in alone on the shorthanded, but missed wide on NU senior goalie Bryan Mountain in the final minute. Mountain, a Pennsylvania native, entered the game in relief on Friday night, but had not made a previous start since Jan. 2010.
UNH sophomore Casey DeSmith posted eight saves on as many shots during his 20 minutes of work.
Joshua Kummins is the Hockey East beat writer and a weekend editor for SB Nation Boston. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaKummins.