The No. 15 Boston University men’s hockey team went into the weekend looking for four Hockey East conference points and emerged with two.
On Friday night, the Terriers looked to bounce back from their 3-0 loss to No. 8 Providence College. After a scoreless two periods, sophomore defenseman Chad Krys broke through the Friars’ defense and scored his first two goals of the season within 1:37 of the other. Sophomore goaltender Jake Oettinger’s 31-save night also contributed to the 2-0 win and marked his fifth collegiate shutout.
However, BU was unable to carry this momentum into the following night as it hosted No. 13 Northeastern University. Forwards Bobby Hampton and Nolan Stevens got the Huskies on the board twice during the opening frame in what appeared to mimic last season’s Hockey East quarterfinals to a tee.
Unlike like the quarterfinals, the Terriers were unable to come back despite junior forward Jordan Greenway’s second goal of the season. Stevens went on to score twice more in the second period to bring Northeastern home a 4-1 win while BU accumulated two game misconducts in the final period.
While the Terriers were unable to match the Huskies’ offense, they will have another chance next Friday night at Matthews arena. Then the following night BU will host the University of No. 9 New Hampshire at Agganis Arena.
Read our articles from the weekend below:
Sider on Krys’ two-goal night – “Chad Krys scores twice to lead men’s hockey to 2-0 win over Providence”
Sider on the Terriers’ poor defensive showing – “Men’s hockey unable to come back from Northeastern’s first period goals in 4-1 loss”
Here are some Twitter posts from the weekend, highlights and the post-game press conferences:
— Boston Hockey Blog (@BOShockeyblog) November 4, 2017
— BU Men's Hockey (@TerrierHockey) November 5, 2017