The 142nd matchup between the Crimson and Cornell featured hard-fought hockey throughout, but it was two late period lulls - one in the first and one in the second - that ended up costing Harvard in the end.
The 2014 Rivalry on Ice lived up to its billing Saturday night, with a sell-out crowd at hand in Madison Square Garden. But for Harvard, the game itself was marked with frustration, with the Crimson suffering a 5-1 loss to ancient rival, No. 10 Yale.
Though the Crimson had its fair share of chances in its second road game in a string of four straight, Harvard was only able to net one goal and unable to convert on any of its six power-play opportunities.
Fighting back from a 2-0 and then a 3-1 deficit, the Harvard men’s hockey team found itself within striking distance for the last nine minutes of the game, looking to upset No. 5/6 Quinnipiac Friday night at TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.
It seemed like it was all going to happen again. The Harvard men’s hockey team was going to make another late season run, finally playing to its potential and pushing to extend its season further into the ECAC playoffs. But this season, it was not meant to be.