NEW HAVEN, Conn. Andrew Miller scored two goals and assisted on two others to lead Yale past St. Lawrence, 6-1 on Friday in Game 1 of an ECAC Hockey quarterfinal at Ingalls Rink.
The third-seeded Bulldogs (17-10-3) can finish off the sixth-seeded Saints (18-15-4) with a win in Game 2 at 7 tonight at Yale.
Jesse Root and Kenny Agostino each tallied a goal and two assists for the Bulldogs.
Tommy Thompson scored 7:30 into the game to stake St. Lawrence to a 1-0 lead, Yale responded with six unanswered goals, including two in each of the three periods, to take control.
Antoine Laganiere scored a goal and had an assist for Yale and Ryan Obuchowski had the Bulldogs other goal.
The Bulldogs outshot the Saints, 48-13 for the game, as St. Lawrence managed only five shots in the opening period and only four each in the second and third.
Yale goalie Jeff Malcolm only needed to make 12 saves to record the win. St. Lawrence starter Matt Weninger yielded four goals on 28 shots in taking the loss and was replaced by Kyle MacDonald (one save) to start the third and gave way to David Grilk later in the final period.