UNH suffered its first loss of the season to slip to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in Hockey East action, while Vermont upped its record to 2-3, 1-0 HEA.
Video replay helped Vermont tie the contest at 3-all with 1:03 elapsed in the third period. Klara Myren was credited with the goal.
UNH jumped out to a 1-0 lead at 2:07 of the opening period when Hannah Armstrong (Newmarket, Ontario) deposited a rebound past UVM netminder Roxanne Douville. Armstrong's first goal of the season was assisted by Jenna Lascelle (Cornwall, Ontario) and Jess Ryan (Cloquet, Minn.).
Carlson netted the equalizer on the power play for the Wildcats at 17:23 of the first period, splitting a pair of defenders before notching her team-leading third goal of the season. Curtis tacked on the assist to square things at 2-2.
Curtis struck at 11:59 of the second period with her second goal of the season to allow UNH to seize a 3-2 lead. Netminder Vilma Vaattovaara (Veikkola, Finland) started the transition with a tremendous kick save, which Carlson gathered up, carried into the UVM zone for a 2-on-1 before dealing to Curtis for the go-ahead score.
The Wildcats are back in action for a Hockey East showdown against No. 4 Boston College (0-1, 0-1) on Saturday afternoon at the Whittemore Center. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. For tickets, visit www.unhwildcats.com or call (603) 862-4000, extension 5.