Matt O’Connor returns to form in tie with UMass

By Tim Healey/DFP Staff AMHERST — It was only a few minutes after the Boston University men’s hockey team tied the University of Massachusetts, 3-3, but Matt O’Connor had already moved on from the blown third-period lead and his 46 saves. He had mentally left the Mullins Center Friday night and was focusing squarely on … Read more

O’Connor breaks career save record in draw with North Dakota

By Meredith Perri/DFP Sports  After Saturday evening’s tilt with the No. 14/15 University of North Dakota, Boston University men’s hockey coach David Quinn asked Matt O’Connor if he felt like he actually faced 58 shots. The sophomore netminder not only responded with an affirmative, but he also went on to criticize his performance, saying he … Read more

Sean Maguire, Matt O’Connor roughed up during blow out in Maine

By Tim Healey/DFP Staff ORONO, Maine — The 14-month Boston University men’s hockey goalie battle took an interesting turn Friday night. In a 7-0 loss at Alfond Arena to the University of Maine, sophomore Sean Maguire — in sticking with the team’s two-netminder rotation — got the start and allowed three goals in the first half. … Read more

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Matt O’Connor shines in loss to No. 4 Michigan

By Meredith Perri/DFP Staff ANN ARBOR, Mich. — During the early goings of the third period, the No. 13/14 Boston University men’s hockey team found itself in jeopardy of seeing its 1-0 lead disappear. After a scrum in front of the net, the puck bounced to the right of sophomore netminder Matt O’Connor, skidding over … Read more

UPDATED: No. 13/14 Terriers blow third-period lead in 2-1 loss to No. 4 Michigan

By Tim Healey/DFP Staff ANN ARBOR, Mich. — For 45 minutes Friday night, Matt O’Connor appeared on his way to stealing the No. 13/14 Boston University men’s hockey team a win over No. 4 University of Michigan. Then penalties did the Terriers in. The Wolverines (4-0-1) scored twice on the sophomore goaltender in a span of … Read more

From the FreeP: Goalie duo impresses in rookie campaign

By Annie Maroon/DFP Staff For all but the luckiest hockey teams, goaltending is often a question. The Boston University men’s team found an unconventional answer this year, using freshmen Sean Maguire and Matt O’Connor as complementary pieces in net for most of the season. While resolution in the form of a clear No. 1 goalie … Read more

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A different look at Hockey East goalies’ performances

By Annie Maroon/DFP Staff Separating a goalie’s performance from his team’s performance is difficult. After all, he can’t stop a shot, or let one past, unless it gets through five other players first. The topic comes up often on our live blogs, and in discussions about hockey in general: how much to credit a goalie … Read more

Matt O’Connor done for season after undergoing surgery Thursday

By Tim Healey/DFP Staff Matt O’Connor’s rookie season is over. The freshman goaltender for the No. 19 Boston University men’s hockey team underwent surgery for his collapsed lung Thursday afternoon, according to coach Jack Parker, and will not return to action this season. O’Connor has been hospitalized since Saturday, when he was scratched from his … Read more

BREAKING: Matt O’Connor out indefinitely with collapsed lung

By Tim Healey/DFP Staff The Boston University men’s hockey team finally has a number-one goaltender, but not by choice. Freshman Matt O’Connor is out indefinitely with spontaneous pneumothorax and is expected to make a full recovery, according to a team source. Spontaneous pneumothorax is a collapsed lung that happens with no apparent cause. O’Connor is … Read more