Sunday, January 29, 2017

Carpenter, Oettinger shine in 4-2 win against Lowell

With three goals in the third period, #1/2 Terriers ended their two-game slide with a 4-2 win against UMass Lowell at Agganis Arena. Sophomore Bobo Carpenter led the way with two goals and an assist, while Clayton Keller had a goal and a helper. Jake Oettinger earned first-star honors, fending off 33 River Hawks’ shots

The River Hawks got on the board first with a power play goal by Ryan Lohin at 8:36, but it didn’t take long for BU to respond.  Just one minute later, Gabe Chabot grabbed a loose puck at center ice, broke in on a 2-on-1 on Tyler Wall and wristed a shot from the right faceoff dot past the goalie, stick side.

Second period was scoreless with both teams creating numerous scoring chances. Oettinger came up big on several Lowell grade-A chances, including a John Edwardh breakaway and a 3-on-1 shot by CJ Smith, to keep the game tied at 1-1.

SB Nation photo by John Cornea
Midway through the third period, Keller fed Carpenter from behind the Lowell cage and Bobo rapped it home, with Jordan Greenway also assisting. Less than three minutes later, Carpenter sent a long pass to Keller, who broke in and beat Wall with a backhander, high to the glove side, for what would be the game-winning goal.

At the 17-minute mark, Smith scored an unassisted goal, beating Oettinger with a backhander, cutting the margin to one.  BU would have to weather one more Riverhawk power play. Then with Wall pulled, Carpenter intercepted a clearing attempt just inside the blue line and found the empty net.

Commenting on BU’s dominant third period, Coach David Quinn said:

“We were much more practical. Our puck management was a lot better. We spent a lot more time in the offensive zone and took advantage of some of our chances.”

Keller, who took over the team scoring lead with 26 points, extended his point-scoring streak to 12 games. He’s been held off the scoring sheet in just two of his 18 starts.

● recap and comprehensive box score
● Post-game comments: Quinn, Oettinger/Carpenter
● Daily Free Press recap; Oettinger stars against Lowell
● Boston Globe recap
● USCHO recap
● SB Nation recap

Looking ahead

2018 recruit Jake Wise scored a power play goal and Tyler Weiss had a slick assist in the NTDP U17s’ 4-3 loss to Tri-City. Wise, who has 21 points, had given the U17s a 3-2 lead when he one-timed a shot from the top of the right circle.

2020 recruit Trevor Zegras scored his ninth and tenth goals and added an assist in Avon Old Farms’ 4-0 win over Loomis-Chaffee. The sophomore wing leads AOF with 25 points in 16 games.

Looking back
David Warsofsky assisted on two goals in Wilkes Barre/Scranton's 6-2 win against Binghamton.  With 33 points in 30 games, he’s the top scoring blueliner on the Baby Pens.

Former BU assistant captain Cason Hohmann has been traded to the ECHL Indy Fuel. He had 10 goals and 10 assists in 24 previous ECHL games this season.

Women’s Team
Terriers dropped a 4-1 decision to Merrimack at Lawler Rink. Victoria Bach scored BU’s only goal to tie the score at one apiece, but the Warriors scored the next three tallies.

● recap and comprehensive box score

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