Sunday, February 28, 2016

Terriers drop 1-0 decision in regular-season finale

#9 Terriers dropped a tough 1-0 decision to #10 Notre Dame last night in the regular-season finale.  With the loss, BU finishes tied with Lowell with 28 points, but loses the tie-breaker to the River Hawks, who beat BC last night. As a result, BU gets the fifth seed, with no first-round bye. Instead, BU will face UMass in a best-of-three series at Agganis Arena beginning next Friday.

BU outshot the Irish, 39 to 28, but were unable to dent goalie Cal Peterson. Sean Maguire kept the Terriers within striking distance, stopping 27 shots.

The game’s only goal was scored by Dylan Malmquist on a power play midway through the second period.  Conversely, Notre Dame did a good job bottling up the Terriers on two full power plays plus another 18 seconds, limiting BU to just four shots. 

BU concludes the regular-season with a 19-10-5 record and is tied with Notre Dame for ninth in the PairWise rankings.

● recap and comprehensive box score
● Post-game comments: Quinn
● Boston Hockey Blog: Pluses & Minuses
● Daily Free Press recap; 5th seed for playoffs
● HockeyEastOnline: Final opening round pairings set

Looking ahead
2016 recruit Dante Fabbro assisted on a pair of goals in Penticton’s 5-1 victory over Salmon Arm. The win, in the team’s final regular-season game, gave the first-place Vees their 50th win, just the fifth time a BCHL team has reached that mark. Earlier in the week, the 6’1” right-shot defenseman was named the BCHL’s Top Defenseman. He finishes the regular-season with a 14-52-66 scoring line in just 45 games, doubling his point total from last season.

2016 recruit Kieffer Bellows scored his team-leading 37th goal, assisted on a power play by fellow recruit Chad Krys, in the NTDP U18s’ 2-2 overtime tie with Arizona State. While the game officially ended in a tie, a shootout produced just one goal, scored by 2016 recruits Clayton Keller.

Women’s Team
Terriers dropped game two of its best-of-three quarter finals series with Vermont, 4-2. The deciding game will be played today at Walter Brown Arena, with puck drop at 3 p.m.

Vermont scored twice in the first period and once in the second to take a 3-0 lead. BU stormed back in the third period on shorthanded goals by Rebecca Leslie and Victoria Bach  (photo). The comeback ended, however, when the Catamounts scored an empty net goal in the final minute.

● recap and comprehensive box score
●Sunday links: Watch | GameTracker | @BUGameDay

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