Initial thoughts on this game were on point, NU has to jump out 1st, Aston-Reese line has to outperform Kelleher’s line, & NU has to control play on this big ice surface. With a 2-1 lead going into the break NU has to feel that they accomplished that. NU is outshooting UNH 8-7, and they’ve had the better of the chances.
The test for NU going into the 2nd is continue to control the play & put pressure on Tirone. NU has been outplayed in the 2nd all year. They have been outscored 20-27 by opponents & also are losing the shot battle for this period, 189-202. NU is 6-0 when leading after 2, so this is a big 20 minutes.