BU lost 4-0 to Sacred Heart on Tuesday night at Agganis Arena. Here are the top five moments I picked out from the game.
5. Tucker stands tall on odd-man rush after odd-man rush
In what would become a theme throughout the game, the Terriers got caught sleeping numerous times in the first period, giving up several odd-man opportunities. However, Tucker bailed his team out each time, highlighted by his pad save on David Cotton’s shorthanded breakaway opportunity minutes before the McIlmurray strike.
4. McIlmurray gets Sacred Heart on the board early
Austin McIlmurray got the Pioneers up and running on the power play with his tenth goal of the season. Ethan Phillips’ stick broke in the seconds leading up to the goal, making for a de facto 5-on-3-and-a-half. The Pioneers worked the puck to McIlmurray at the point, who unleashed a one-timer that found its way through Phillips, a crowd in front, and Sam Tucker.
3. Tucker sprawls to keep the Terriers in it
Late in the second period, Jack DeBoer went off for an interference penalty. On the ensuing power play for the Pioneers, Sam Tucker had to come up with some key stops to keep BU in the game, highlighted by several saves in quick succession, including a sprawling glove save to keep it a one-goal game at the time.
2. Trevor Zegras comes up empty on a breakaway
With the Pioneers rushing into the Terrier zone early in the second period, a stick-check from David Farrance broke up the chance. The d-man sent a stretch pass down the ice to the Zegras, who was trailing the play. The freshman phenom with tons of tricks up his sleeve walked in alone on netminder Josh Benson, but his shot missed the net as SHU maintained its 1-0 lead.
1. Sacred Heart blows it open late
After a relatively dominant second period for BU, the tide of the game completely shifted in favor of Sacred Heart for the final twenty minutes. Jason Cotton scored about midway through the third before Ryan Steele quickly followed up with a goal of his own. Eventually, Vito Bavaro added insult to injury and put the game on ice with 12 seconds to go.