By Meredith Perri/DFP Staff
In its first game of 2014, the Boston University men’s hockey team looked as though it had everything it needed. It had a small break during winter intercession. It had a full squad with players coming back from injury and the World Junior Championships.
Then it had far too many penalties and gave up seven goals in a loss to Harvard University at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
Nearly six weeks later, things have changed. After a two-month long skid, the Terriers (8-15-4, 3-8-3 Hockey East) have slowly bounced back mentally and physically with hard-fought games against some of the top teams in the nation. When BU takes on Harvard (7-12-3) in the Beanpot consolation game Monday afternoon at TD Garden, it will look to add another win to that late-season transformation.
“I think we are getting a little bit of stability,” said BU coach David Quinn. “We have changed … and we haven’t done anything earth-shattering.”