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Mercyhurst gets the lone goal in the first period, and heads to the semis against UConn. Mercyhurst is the only one of the four Atlantic semifinalists that has won this tournament, last coming back in 2005.
Holy Cross scored twice in the third, including the game winner on the power play, to even the series. It's the first time in the program's history that Holy Cross has registered back-to-back 20-win seasons.
Sixth-seeded Mercyhurst got a late goal from Grant Blakey to pull off the Game 1 win.
Yale has been playing well, so this is just a stunner of a strange result. Perhaps not as off-the-wall as American International defeating Quinnipiac earlier this season -- but certainly unexpected.
Penn State has had some nice wins this year, but wasn't able to get any against Holy Cross this weekend. The Lions lost in OT on Friday, then came up with a rare clunker on Saturday. Penn State was called for five straight penalties in the first period, the last of which carried over into the second, when Holy Cross finally scored a PPG to go up 2-0. The Crusaders stayed more or less in control of there. The final total was 10 power plays allowed by Penn State, while it only had four.
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