Saturday, January 26, 2013

Terriers edge PC 3-2--UPDATED

Terriers and Friars meet again tonight (Saturday) at Agganis in a game televised by NESN.

Terriers returned to the win column with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory at Providence. Junior Sahir Gill’s wrap-around goal seven minutes into the third period was the game-winner, his second in recent weeks. After spotting the Friars a 2-0 lead in the opening frame, BU knotted the score on a pair of Evan Rodrigues goals, first converting a Danny O’Regan pass late in the first and then slamming home a rebound six minutes into the second period.

The sophomore from Etobicoke, Ontario, has five goals in the past three games, but his hot stick will be cooling off as he suffered a hand injury in the third period and left the game. Senior Ryan Santana replaced him on BU’s second line.

Freshman Sean Maguire, whose five-game winning streak ended last weekend, backboned the victory with 32 saves and stood tall during two late Friar power plays, turning aside six shots.

With the win, BU moves into second place in Hockey East and was the only one of the conference’s top four teams to emerge with a win Friday night. The teams meet again tonight at Agganis Arena. Puck drop is 7 p.m. and the game will air on NESN.

● recap, comprehensive box score
● HockeyEastOnline recap
Video highlights
● Boston Hockey Blog recap, Three Up/Three Down, Rodrigues feature
● Post-game comments: Maguire, Gill
● USCHO recap

Senior Ben Rosen, again centering the third line, had another strong game in the faceoff circle, winning 11 of 15 draws.

Terriers showed far more discipline than they did last weekend, taking just three penalties.

Maguire made 23 of his 32 saves in the final two periods.

Looking ahead
2013 recruit Brendan Collier registered a pair of assists in the Jr. Warriors’ 4-3 loss to New Hampshire. The former Malden Catholic captain has an 8-19-27 scoring line in 33 games.

Looking Back
In the Bruins 4-2 win over the Islanders, former Terrier assistant captain Brian Strait was in the lineup for the Isles, marking the first time he's played at TD Garden since the 2009 Hockey East Final.

Women’s Team
A pair of goals by freshman Jordan Juron and Kerrin Sperry’s 23 saves helped #5 BU extend its unbeaten streak to 11 games (9-0-2) with a 5-2 win against Vermont at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Terriers also received goals from junior co-captain Marie-Philip Poulin, sophomore Kayla Tutino and freshman Sarah Lefort. The win gives the Terriers sole possession of first place in Hockey East.

● recap, comprehensive box score
●Post-game comments: Juron

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