In the seventh edition of Red Hot Hockey at Madison Square Garden, BU fell 2-0 to No. 2 Cornell on Saturday night at Agganis Arena. Here are the top five moments I selected from the contest.
5. Zegras and Harper nearly combine early
The Terriers were buzzing early en route to a 10-5 shots on goal advantage after 20 minutes, and one of their better looks in the game’s opening stages came when Trevor Zegras found Patrick Harper across the crease. Somehow the chance stayed out, preventing the Terriers from taking the upper hand.
4. Galajda holds his ground against Brink up close
Alex Brink did enough to earn third-star honors on Saturday night, and one of his handful of chances came late in the third period with BU down by two. Alone on the doorstep, Brink tried to stuff it past Galajda, but the junior keeper did enough to keep it out and maintain the shutout.
3. Galajda stones Brink’s breakaway
The save of the game for Matthew Galajda came 13 minutes into the first period when Alex Brink streaked in alone on a breakaway. The former ECAC man Brink aimed top left, but Galajda fought off the shot with a shrug of the shoulder to keep the game scoreless.
2. Locke knocks in a one-timer to make the lead two
With the Terriers on their heels seconds after Cornell’s icebreaker past the halfway point of the second, Brenden Locke smacked home a one-timer on a feed from Ben Berard down low. Locke’s fourth goal of the season was just the insurance Cornell needed to see out the game comfortably.
1. Regush buries a rebound to open the scoring
Yanni Kaldis did the heavy lifting to produce Cornell’s first goal, but it was Michael Regush who capitalized for his fifth goal of the season. Kaldis hammered an initial shot that Sam Tucker turned aside, but Regush was right there to pot what would prove to be the game-winner from Tucker’s left circle 7:39 into the second period.
BU will move on to face No. 6/9 Harvard on Tuesday night at Agganis Arena.