Saturday, October 27, 2018

O for October

Terriers suffered their second consecutive shutout, tumbling to #6 Providence in their season home-opener at Agganis Arena. With the loss, BU fell to 0-4-0.

BU dominated territorially throughout the first period aided by three power plays, but still trailed 1-0 after a fluke goal in the game’s first minute. PC’s Jack Dugan won a puck battle behind the Terrier goal and banked the puck in off Jake Oettinger’s pad.

Brandon Duhaim wristed a shot past a screened Oettinger at 6:46 of the second period soon after the BU netminder had made a sensational stop during a Friar power play.  PC was on the man-advantage again late in the period when Spencer Young rang a shot home off the iron for a 3-0 lead.

Duhaime’s second goal, 42 seconds into the third period, and Kasper Bjorkqvist's power-play goal four minutes later closed out the scoring.

BU had only 18 shots during the game, with half coming in the final period. 

“There’s definitely a frustration level,” Coach Albie O’Connell said. “I think as simple as it is, we need to shoot the puck more.  Providence did a great job of blocking shots when we did shoot. We just need to have a shooter’s mentality. We just got to learn that lesson with a lot of skilled players — they try to make those fancy plays instead of just realizing to shoot the puck.” 
● recap and comprehensive box score 
Video highlights 
● Boston Herald recap 
● Daily Free Press recap 
● USCHO photo gallery 
● College Hockey News recap 

Looking ahead 

2019 recruit Ethan Phillips scored his second goal in three games and later assisted on the game-winner as Sioux Falls edged Sioux City, 3-2.  The right wing for Selects Hockey Academy 18U is on loan to the Stampede again this weekend. recap 

2019 recruit Vinnie Purpura stopped 26 shots for Omaha, but the Lancers fell to Tri-City in a shootout, 3-2.

2020 recruit Luke Tuch scored a shorthanded goal, his fifth of the season, but the NTDP U17s fell to the USHL’s hottest team, Muskegon, by a 7-2 margin.  Fellow recruit Drew Commesso stopped 31 of 37 shots.
● USA Hockey recap and box score  

Looking back

Matt Nieto scored his second goal of the season as the Avalanche roared back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Ottawa, 6-3.
● recap and box score

1 comment:

clarkbroden said...

What’s wrong with the Terriers?

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