Sunday, November 13, 2016

Third period surge carries BU past Michigan--UPDATED

After being kept off the scoresheet on Friday, the #4 Terriers used a trio of third-period goals to double up Michigan, 4-2. Sophomore Jordan Greenway, who scored the game-winner, added two assists for a three-point night, which was matched by sophomore Charlie McAvoy and freshman Patrick Harper.  The win was the first-ever for the Terriers at Yost Arena.

Terrier coach David Quinn juggled his forward lines, moving Bobo Carpenter back to center and inserting defensemen Shane Switzer and Brien Diffley on the third and fourth lines respectively.

The Wolverines took an early lead on Brendan Warren’s goal as the home team had a 14-6 first-period edge on shots.  BU broke its weekend scoring drought with a power play goal five minutes into the middle period when Harper’s pass enabled freshman Dante Fabbro to walk in from the point to the right face off dot and rip a shot on the short side past Jack LaFontaine, who was screened by Greenway. 

Terriers continued their momentum in the third period when blueliner McAvoy sneaked in and converted Greenway’s centering pass at the nine minute mark. The 2-1 lead lasted just a minute-and-a-half as Dexter Dancs got around the BU defense and beat Jake Oettinger with a sharp-angle shot. BU responded just two minutes later, when sophomore Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson raced down the right side and fired a shot on goal that LaFontaine stopped, but Greenway rapped home the rebound for his fifth goal of the season—matching his output from last season. 

BU, which held an 18-8 edge in shots in the third period, expanded the lead to 4-2, when  Harper deflected home Carpenter’s slapshot, with Greenway also assisting.

Oettinger turned aside 25 Wolverine shots including a late Michigan breakaway. BU had 34 shots and scored on one of four power plays, while killing Michigan’s only two power plays.  The Terriers had a season-low three penalties, ironically drawn by the game’s three offensive stars, Greenway, Harper and McAvoy.

Harper has points in eight of BU’s nine games and leads the team in scoring with 14 points (5G, 9A), while Greenway has 12 (5G, 7A). Harper is tied for fifth nationally in points per game with 1.56.

● recap and comprehensive box score
● Daily Free Press recap
● SB Nation recap

► Both the Terriers and Wolverines wore Autism Speaks helmet decals last night as Michigan held its second annual Autism Awareness Night at Yost Arena.
Looking ahead
2017 recruit Brady Tkachuk’s fifth goal of the season was the game-winner in the NTDP U18s’ 4-1 win against the Madison Capitols.
● USA Hockey recap

2017 recruit Shane Bowers scored his eighth goal for Waterloo, which dropped a 5-3 decision to Chicago in USHL play. He’s tied for the team scoring lead with 15 points (8G, 7A).

2017 recruit Hank Crone scored his 15th point, too, assisting on a goal in Fargo’s 3-1 win against Des Moines.

2019 recruit Robert Mastrosimone (photo) is tied for the Shattuck St. Mary’s U16 goal scoring lead with 12 and has 26 points in 24 games for the Sabres.

2020 recruit Dylan Peterson earned All-Star honors at the recent Big Nickel tournament in Sudbury, Ontario.

Looking back
Kevin Shattenkirk scored his fourth goal of the season on a power play, but the Blues were doubled up by Columbus, 8-4.
● recap and video

AJ Greer has been recalled from San Antonio by the Colorado Avalanche. With 14 points in 13 games, he leads all AHL rookies in scoring. report
Former Terrier Danny O’Regan had a four-point night (1G, 3A) as AHL San Jose outscored the Texas Stars, 8-5

Wade Megan’s fourth goal of the season, an unassisted shorthander, gave the AHL's Chicago Wolves a 2-0 lead, but Cleveland roared back to score four times to defeat the Wolves, 4-2.

Cason Hohmann scored a hat trick for the ECHL's Orlando Solar Bears in their 8-5 win over Atlanta.

Women’s Team
After winning Friday night, the Terriers settled for a split with Maine, dropping a 4-1 series finale at Alfond Arena on Saturday afternoon. Mary Parker’s ninth goal in the first period was the Terriers’ only score.
● recap and comprehensive box score.

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