Sunday, January 31, 2021

Looking ahead, looking back

Looking ahead

2021 recruit Braden Doyle scored the game-winner in Dubuque’s 3-2 win against Des Moines. The Lynnfield, Massachusetts native is the Fighting Saints’ top-scoring defenseman with 12 points in 22 games.

2021 recruit Quinn Hutson scored a goal and added two assists in Muskegon’s 7-2 win over Chicago Steel. Since joining the Lumberjacks in mid-December, the right-shot forward has 14 points (5G,9A) in 16 games.

In his first game back in the Sioux City line-up after a long absence, 2022 recruit Doug Grimes scored early in the first period as the Musketeers defeated Fargo, 4-2.

2022 recruit Anton Castro stopped all 24 shots he faced in a 25 minute relief effort but the Northeast Generals fell to the Johnstown Tomahawks, 4-3.

Looking back

Jack Eichel scored the loan shootout goal as the Sabres edged the Devils, 4-3.

Charlie McAvoy scored in the final minute of regulation—an extra-attacker goal (video) that drew the Bruins even at 3-3, but the Capitals won in overtime, 4-3. He also set up Boston's second goal.


Friday, January 29, 2021

First NHL "W" for The Big O

Jake Oettinger stopped 20 of 23 shots in his first NHL regular-season start as Dallas defeated Detroit, 7-3, and improved its record to 4-0-0.  The Minnesota native held the Red Wings scoreless through the first 35 minutes of the game while the Stars built up a 3-0 lead. Oettinger gave up a power play goal and an even strength tally in the third period as Detroit closed to a 4-3 deficit before the Stars added three more goals.

After the game, he said," “I’m just happy to get the first one behind me and just continue to build confidence every time I’m in there. Thankfully, the guys played so well in front of me and made my job really easy tonight. I was just happy to be out there, and really a dream come true.”  

MVP of the 2018 Hockey East Championship tournament, Oettinger spent three seasons as BU's primary netminder. He owns the third best career goals against average (2.34) in program history and is tied for the career record in shutouts (13) with John Curry and Jack Ferreira

Oettinger's start was the first by a Terrier goalie in a regular-season NHL game since Matt O’Connor did so for Ottawa on Oct. 11, 2015.

● Dallas News report and video highlights

● recap

●  SI/TheHockeyNews Jake Oettinger is a star in the making for Dallas

Charlie Coyle, Matt Grzelcyk and Charlie McAvoy each picked up an assist in the Bruins' 4-1 defeat of Pittsburgh.

Jack Eichel scored his second goal in Buffalo's 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021


 This weekend's home-and-home series against BC for both men's and women's teams have been postponed due to a pause of all athletic activities for the rest of the month.

Due to a rise in positive COVID-19 tests as the Boston University campus repopulates for the spring semester, the BU Department of Athletics and its varsity programs will immediately undergo a pause of all athletic activities for the remainder of January. The decision was made by the administration after consultation with BU Student Health Services (SHS). 
The four basketball and ice hockey programs are all currently in season and their scheduled contests for the upcoming weekend have been postponed and will be rescheduled. The remainder of the teams are set to resume practice in February. This pause will include all team and individual training sessions. report

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