NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- With the score tied at 1-1 following two periods of play, the 15th-ranked Notre Dame hockey team put together a three-goal third period to skate past 10th-ranked Providence, 4-1, on Friday night at the Compton Family Ice Arena (4,509).
A 4-1 win!!!!— Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) February 18, 2017
Notre Dame snaps Providence's nine game winning streak & are now 4-0-1 over the last five! pic.twitter.com/WQvIzNBdpC
Cal Burke scored what proved to be the game winner just 59 seconds into the third period and then Anders Bjork added a shorthanded goal and power-play tally later in the third to lead Notre Dame (18-9-4, 11-5-3 HEA) to the victory.
Cal Petersen stopped 33 of the 34 shots he faced, helping Notre Dame push its unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1), while also snapping Providence College's (18-9-4, 10-7-2 HEA) nine-game winning streak.
With the win, the Irish (25 points) moved into a tie with Boston University for second place in the Hockey East standings.
After a tight checking start to the first period, the Irish took a 1-0 lead at 17:34 when Jack Jenkins finished off a feed in front from Andrew Oglevie for his fifth goal of the season. Dennis Gilbert also earned an assist on the play.
Oglevie nearly extended the Notre Dame lead early in the second period when he took a stretch pass, blew by the Providence defense and snapped a shot off the post.
Anthony Florentino tied the game at 14:02 of the second period with an unassisted goal, scored from down low to Petersen's left.
Just 59 seconds into the third period, Burke roofed a rebound high past Hawkey for his third goal of the season. Burke won an offensive zone faceoff back to Gilbert, who passed to Tory Dello for the initial shot on goal.
Just after jumping onto the ice on the penalty kill, Bjork picked off a Providence pass, deked past a Friar defenseman and flipped a shot high past Hawkey that hit the crossbar. The puck ricocheted off a crashing defenseman back into the net for Bjork's second shorthanded goal of the season at 14:18 of the third to make it a 3-1 game.
Then at 16:15 of the third, Bjork closed the scoring with his fourth power-play goal of the year, scored from the low slot. The assists went to Jake Evans and Bobby Nardella.