Monday, December 03, 2018

Firsts: Scoreless tie for men; sweep for women

For the first time in the 100+ year BU-BC rivalry, the Commonwealth Avenue rivals played to a scoreless tie. Saturday night’s contest at Conte Forum was the 279th in the series.

The Eagles enjoyed a decided shot advantage, especially in the second period, when they poured 14 shots on BU’s Jake Oettinger. The junior netminder made 42 saves while BC’s Joe Woll stopped 26 Terrier shots.

BU’s best two scoring chances were Bobo Carpenter’s shot off the post in the second period and Joel Farabee’s breakaway in the final seconds of overtime, which Woll turned aside.

For Oettinger, it was the 10th career shutout. He’s third on BU’s all-time list behind John Curry and Jack Ferreria.

“I know [Oettinger] wasn’t totally with his performance from the night before, and we weren’t blaming him either,” BU head coach Albie O’Connell said. “He gave us an opportunity [tonight] to get a point in [Hockey East], whereas if he didn’t have his ‘a-game,’ we probably wouldn’t have gotten that point.”
● recap and comprehensive box score
● Post-game comments O’Connell; Oettinger/Krys
● Daily Free Press recap and analysis
● WTBU Sports recap 

► Sophomores Shane Bowers and Cam Crotty have been named to 34-man selection camp for Canada’s World Junior Championships team. 
Looking back
Clayton Keller scored his eighth goal and added two assists in the Coyotes rout of St. Louis, 6-1.

Jordan Greenway scored his fourth goal in Minnesota’s 5-3 loss to Toronto.

Women’s Team
Behind a pair of goals from Abby Cook and 37 saves by goalie Corinne Schroeder, BU defeated #4 BC, 4-2, to complete its first-ever weekend sweep of the Eagles at Walter Brown Arena.

After BC took an early second-period 1-0 lead, Cook scored on a blueline blast on a power play at 4:50 and did so again at 11:46. Deziray DeSousa added a third power-play goal late in the period for a 3-1 lead. BC cut the margin to one early in the third, but Schroeder would stop the other 18 Eagles shots. Jesse Compher’s empty-netter closed out the scoring.
● recap and comprehensive box score
● Daily Free Press recap

Sammy Davis was named Hockey East’s Player of the Week after producing a goal and six assists in three BU wins. Freshman goalie Kate Stuart won Rookie of the Week honors after making a career-high 42 saves in Friday’s 3-2 win against BC.
● report

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