Lawrence’s sharp angle, third goal, earned the #2 position on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10—his second such recognition this season—and John Bucciogross added shout-outs for BU’s “throwback” third uniforms and Coach Jack Parker.
► Did NESN have a premonition of what was to come when it interviewed Lawrence at the end of the first period?
►When UMass scored its third goal, it was just the second time the Terriers trailed a team by three this season. The first was in November when UMass beat BU, 5-1.
► BU had previously trailed by two goals four times this season and came back to at least tie the score each time. On Nov. 11, BU rebounded from 3-1 to beat Lowell 6-4. Eleven days later BU rebounded again from a 3-1 score, but Vermont won 4-3. Harvard scored the first two goals in the Beanpot opener, before BU won 4-3 and two weeks ago in Maine, BU fell behind 2-0 before scoring twice in a 2-2 OT tie.
► The game was played before one of the biggest crowds ever at the Mullins Center in Amherst, 8,291--just 82 shy of a sellout.
►BU continues to trail Northeastern by a point in the Hockey East Standings.
David Van der Gulik, called up to Calgary from the AHL, made his first NHL start last night against Minnesota. He logged 9+ minutes of ice time. No points, but he led the Flames with six shots taken. His photo will go up on the wall in Agganis Arena with 57 other Terriers who have reached the NHL.