Live Blog: BU 2, Harvard 2 – Final

To kick off the second half of their season, the Terriers travel to nearby Boston rivals Harvard in search of a win in their first game of 2019. Tonight’s live blog will be held right here in the comments section of this post, and the score can be found in the title of the post. Puck drop will be at 7pm. Go Terriers!


  1. Carpenter and Bowers return to the lineup tonight after missing the 2018 finale against Dartmouth. Cockerill and Farabee also start despite playing in the World Junior Championship’s gold medal game 3 days ago.

  2. sonofcaesarcarlaci

    Why is Krys not playing ???

  3. The puck has been dropped at Harvard.

  4. As expected, Oettinger starts in net for the Terriers.

  5. SonofCaesarCarlaci

    Bernie said that broken finger still not healed..

  6. Oettinger makes the game’s first save 2 minutes in.

  7. SonofCaesarCarlaci

    Bernie said that broken finger still not healed..

  8. GOAL! Quercia taps it in after a great drive by Cloonan.

  9. Penalty on Fabbro. Harvard to the power play 3 mins in.

  10. OMG! Cloonan scored.

  11. Harvard’s talented power play applying pressure, but Oettinger standing tall

  12. BU kills off Harvard’s power play, 15 mins left in 1st.

  13. Oettinger makes a strong save on a 3-on-1 for Harvard at the halfway point in the first.

  14. Willman draws a penalty with just under 10 mins left in first.

  15. Harvard get a shorthanded chance, but Oettinger reaches and covers. 1 min left in power play, 9 in first period.

  16. DeBoer gets a dangerous tip on a shot in, but Crimson netminder Lackey makes the adjustment well. 7 mins left in 1st.

  17. Willman’s centering pass just misses Amonte – BU searching for their second. 5 mins left in 1st.

  18. A Harvard rush comes right in on Oettinger, but a fallen attacker knocks the keeper into his net and takes it off its moorings, stopping play. 4 mins left in 1st.

  19. Holding called on Curry, Harvard will look to convert on their second power play opportunity. 2 mins left in 1st.

  20. BU defends the power play well, allowing only 1 shot on goal in the 2 minutes.

  21. The first period is over – BU leads 1-0 on Quercia’s tally.

  22. sonofcaesarcarlaci

    We old time BU Hockey fans must give two RIP’s to Jim Quinn, ’67 forward who played with Jack Parker and coach Bob Crocker, ’55, Parker’s Asst. coach for ten years and outstanding NHL scout. Program would not be what it is today without these two.

  23. The second period is now underway.

  24. From the size of the crowd, I assume both schools still on break.

  25. Nothing too notable in the first 5 mins of the 2nd period.

  26. Puck sits dangerously in the Harvard crease for a moment, but is cleared by the Crimson. 14 left in 2nd.

  27. Chabot’s quick shot knocked away by Harvard netminder Lackey. 12 left in 2nd.

  28. A scrum in front of the Crimson net forces a penalty on a Harvard defender – BU to the power play with 11 left in 2nd.

  29. Bowers’ redirection on a Fabbro slapshot goes just wide. 10 left in 2nd.

  30. Harvard kills off the BU power play with 8 left in 2nd.

  31. Terriers go back to yet another power play with 7 left in 2nd.

  32. BU fails to convert on their power play, and Harvard gets a quick pair of chances but are denied by Oettinger. 4 to go in 2nd.

  33. Harvard goal. Adam Fox gets it by Oettinger to tie the game at 1 apiece. 3 left in 2nd.

  34. Carpenter’s attempt just misses, and BU concedes a penalty for Harvard to take into the 3rd. 10 seconds left in 2nd.

  35. Panic for BU as the buzzer sounds – after 2, BU and Harvard are tied 1-1.

  36. The 3rd period is underway, game tied 1-1.

  37. BU starts 3rd on the penalty kill.

  38. Harvard shot just goes wide with 1 min gone in 3rd.

  39. Harvard goal – Crimson take the lead early in the 3rd on the power play.

  40. Big difference in this game – Harvard leads at the faceoff dot 29-15.

  41. BU back to the power play with 15 left to play. Big opportunity for the Terriers.

  42. GOAL! Joel Farabee ties it up with 14 to play!

  43. Critical goal Joel.

  44. Good move from Harvard attacker leads to point-blank shooting chance, but a deflection takes the shot into the netting above the glass. Little more than 10 left in the 3rd.

  45. Harvard’s first line really troubling BU – still though, score remains level. 8 mins left.

  46. Ice tilting Harvard’s way, but Oettinger fending off each chance thus far. 7 left in 3rd.

  47. Carpenter pokes away in front, but no luck. 6 left in 3rd.

  48. Too much play in front of Jake.

  49. 2 minutes left – Oettinger called upon more often, but equal to the task.

  50. Kotkansalo challenges Lackey, but the goaltender saves it. 30 seconds left.

  51. End third – Game tied 2-2 – We’ll head to overtime.

  52. Start of OT – BU nearly caught on the break, but attacker slips.

  53. Curry one-timer denied by Lackey.

  54. 2 mins left in OT, BU with the better chances in the extra frame.

  55. Terriers and Crimson will settle for a draw. 2-2 the final from Harvard.

  56. Thank you for joining me tonight, we’ll see you Friday when the Terriers return home to take on the University of New Hampshire.