The Lakers jumped out to a quick lead a little over mid-way through the opening period. Derek Barach and Jonathan Charbonneau each netted powerplay tallies at 13:41 and 15:21, respectively.
The Crusaders responded 25 seconds later on a faceoff play. Barrow collected T.J. Moore’s faceoff win at the blue line and lined up a slapshot that made its way through traffic to Peter Crinella and to the top corner of the net, 2-1.
The Crusaders took the lead in the second period when Mitch Collett tallied his first of the year at 4:01, assisted by Ryan Ferrill and Logan Milliken.
Mercyhurst responded just under five minutes later with a powerplay goal from Nathan Ferriero.
Once again, the Crusaders evened the score when Danny Lopez tipped in a Frank Boie point shot at 9:59. Johnny Coughlin also recorded an assist.
Barrow collected his secon point of the night and gave the Crusaders a 4-3 lead at 14:08. Scott Pooley dug the puck out of the corner and sent it to Logan Milliken on the point, who then moved it across the blue line to Barrow to send past Mercyhurst’s Brandon Wildung.
Mercyhurst’s equalizer came with 10 seconds remaining in regulation when Taylor Best connected on a shot in the slot.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Paul Berrafato made a career-best 46 saves.
Mercyhurst recorded 50 shots to Holy Cross’ 33.
The Crusaders gave up eight power play opportunities, killing five.
There were 15 penalties in the game and 10 were on the Crusaders.
Milliken recorded two assists and Barrow added one assist and one goal to lead the game.
The Crusaders will host Bentley at the Hart Center on Oct. 21-21 at 7:05 p.m.
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