Nov. 17, 2013
Box Score | Video Highlights | Postgame Comments (Daily Free Press)
BOSTON - Thanks to a trio of goals in the second period, the Boston University men's ice hockey team posted a 4-1 victory over visiting Connecticut on Sunday afternoon at Agganis Arena.
Sophomore Danny O'Regan opened the scoring just 33 seconds into the second stanza before freshman Nick Roberto doubled the lead just over five minutes later. Freshman Kevin Duane completed the three-goal spurt with a tip-in on a power play at 14:44 of the period.
UConn spoiled sophomore Matt O'Connor's shutout bid when senior Brant Harris scored on a wrister from the left circle with 16:08 left in the third.
Freshman Robbie Baillargeon created the 4-1 final with an empty-netter in the final minute of regulation.
O'Connor finished with 28 saves to pick up his fourth win of the season. BU held a 41-29 shot advantage for the game.
The Huskies committed just one penalty, but BU's power play converted on its lone chance. BU killed off all three UConn power-play chances, including a late 5-on-3.
After a scoreless first period that saw the Terriers generate 17 shots on goal, the home team came out and scored in the opening minute of the second period.
O'Regan took a cross-ice pass from sophomore Matt Lane and skated in through the left circle before crossing in front of the net and knocking the puck past UConn netminder Matt Grogan at the right post. Junior Cason Hohmann also assisted on the play.
BU took a 2-0 lead at 5:37 of the second on a goal in transition from a play that started when sophomore Matt Grzelcyk
won a battle for the puck in the right corner of the BU zone. He got the puck to Baillargeon who spotted Roberto all alone on the other side of the ice. Roberto brought the puck into UConn territory before his wrister from the right circle went off the post and in.
With the Terriers skating on the first power play for either team, Grzelcyk one-timed a pass from junior Evan Rodrigues that Duane redirected at the top right of the crease to make it a 3-0 contest.
The Terriers will return to action on Friday (Nov. 22) when they take on North Dakota in the opener of a weekend series at Agganis Arena. The game, which will be broadcast nationally on the NBC Sports Network, will start at 7:30 p.m.