RECAP: BU earns sweep of BC with 3-0 win at Conte Forum

mumihvsbc-618-1600x1065What a weekend for the No. 3 Boston University men’s hockey team.

Pegged against its archrival, No. 10 Boston College, head coach David Quinn’s side earned a 3-0 win at Conte Forum on Monday night, capping off a series sweep. The Terriers had previously beaten the Eagles, 2-1, at home on Friday night, paving the way for four vital points in the Hockey East standings.

Freshman goaltender Jake Oettinger was once again outstanding, as he posted 34 saves and made the difficult ones look routine. The defense deserves plenty of credit, too, as it limited BC’s “Grade-A” chances and ultimately silenced head coach Jerry York’s squad. For a full recap of the night’s affairs, check out Shelby’s recap over on The Daily Free Press.

A dominant storyline from Monday’s tilt was the play of freshman forward Patrick Curry. He opened the scoring on a second-period power play, and was often doing the little things right against the Eagles. For a full account of the 21-year-old winger’s night, check out Jonathan’s story over on The Daily Free Press.

With a 1-0 lead late and two power-play chances, BU iced the game via goals from sophomore forwards Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and Bobo Carpenter. Looking ahead, BU welcomes the University of Maine to Agganis Arena on Friday night, only to travel up to Orono on Saturday night for the reverse fixture.


Highlights:


Postgame Presser:


Tweets of the Game:


The Small Five:

  1. JFK now has seven goals in his last four games. The center from Stockholm, Sweden is on fire.
  2. Across the weekend, BU never allowed an even-strength goal. The Eagles’ lone tally came on Friday, with Colin White striking on the power play.
  3. While this is hard to measure, that felt like the most complete weekend the Terriers have put together all season. There was opportunistic finishing, solid offensive zone time, great transitions through the neutral zone and stellar goaltending. All around, there were little to no flaws. The only gripe I can think of is BU’s third period from Friday’s game, as it sat back and nearly offerred BC a lifeline.
  4. He’s not getting on the scoresheet, but I’ve really been impressed with sophomore forward Ryan Cloonan’s play. His ability on the breakout is nearly flawless, and his speed across the blueline continually pins defensemen back.
  5. BU now sits in second place in the Hockey East standings. Its next opponent, the Maine Black Bears, is tied for last place. We could very well see the Terriers surging up the table even more next weekend.

15 thoughts on “RECAP: BU earns sweep of BC with 3-0 win at Conte Forum

    • He’s recovering from a concussion and could be healthy for this weekend’s games against Maine. We’ll know more towards the end of the week.

      It’s also up in the air if he’ll even slot into the lineup, with Coach Quinn praising all six D-men. The only spot he could snag, in my opinion, is MacLeod’s, but that’s not a guarantee by any means.

  1. Great job with the article, Jon! BTW, BU swept BC – not BU (as in title) haha. Sometimes we do beat ourselves but not this time. 🙂

  2. I loved the compete level from this team last night. All guys are filling into their roles. We had 4 lines buzzing up and down the ice. Jake is the best college goalie in the country. The coaching staff is the best. Things are starting to gel. This team reminds me of former teams coached by jack Parker in the 1990’s that got better as the season went on and peeked at playoffs/ beanpot🐾 Go bu

  3. By the way, I must salute the BC fan with the sign “We’re building a Woll and we will make BU reimburse us”. That’s hysterical! Lowell actually has a goalie named “Wall”. Here’s hoping that BU will pay for neither!

  4. A sweep of B.C, now the Terriers are on their way to glory and Hardware. And we’ll beat B.C. in the Beanpot too “cause they can’t score against us.

  5. Right on Vito. The big difference is we are getting big time play out of 7 or 8 players a night instead of a few. We must avoid a let down on Friday.

  6. Nice job Jonathan on the graphics here. And thank you for you coverage each game. Great way for a long time BU supporter to follow along with the other media.

  7. Right you are Vito! We are now getting 7 or 8 players a night stepping up their game.
    Instead of just a few. We must avoid a let down on Friday.

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