Feb. 4, 2013
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BOSTON - The No. 11/13 Boston University men's ice hockey team suffered its first Beanpot loss to Northeastern in 25 years, as the Huskies pulled off a 3-2 win in the semifinal round on Monday evening at TD Garden.
Freshman Kevin Roy provided all of Northeastern's scoring for his first collegiate hat trick. He broke a 1-1 tie with the lone goal of the second before providing the Huskies with a 3-1 cushion on a rebound at the right post with 4:38 left in regulation.
Junior Sahir Gill scored an extra-attacker goal with 1:11 remaining, but it was too little, too late for the Terriers, who fell to 13-11-1 on the year.
Northeastern (8-13-3) has now won three consecutive meetings with the Terriers for the first time since winning eight straight in the late 1980s. The Huskies, who advanced to their third Beanpot final in the last five years, last hoisted the Boston trophy in 1988 with a 6-3 triumph over BU in 1988.
In each of the 15 Beanpot meetings since then, the Terriers came out on top. Monday's result ended that streak, which was the longest between any two opponents in the tournament's 61-year history.
Roy opened the scoring just 2:09 into the game before freshman Danny O'Regan got an equalizer less than four minutes later for his 10th goal of the season.
Freshman Matt O'Connor made 23 saves in his Beanpot debut for the Terriers. Northeastern got a 32-save performance from senior Chris Rawlings.
The Terriers were stymied on their power play, coming up empty on six chances with the man advantage, including a 5-on-3 late in the middle stanza that lasted for 1:56.
With the loss, BU's seniors become the program's first class to go four years without a Beanpot title since 1965.
BU will return to action on Friday (Feb. 8) when it plays host to No. 20 Merrimack. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.