Odds and Ends: Day after BU defeats Maine

The No. 3 Boston University men’s hockey team recovered from a slow to start to defeat the University of Maine, 3-1, on the road Friday night.

BU’s (6-1-1, 4-1-1 Hockey East) first line contributed all three goals and tallied five combined points. Freshman forward Jack Eichel extended his point streak to eight games when he assisted on junior forward Danny O’Regan’s shorthanded goal at the end of the second period.

In case you missed it, here are a few links from  our coverage of the game :

— Here’s the game recap from Friday’s win over the Black Bears

— Conor took a deeper look into what went right and wrong for the Terriers in Pluses and Minuses.

— Coach David Quinn’s postgame remarks.

Other Notes From Around College Hockey

— No. 8 Boston College held off Michigan State University, 3-2.

— No. 10 Vermont was shut out by goaltender Jon Gillies and No. 16 Providence College.

— Northeastern University fell to 0-8-1 with a loss to the University of New Hampshire.

— No. 1 University of Minnesota lost to rival University of Minnesota-Duluth Friday night.

By the Numbers versus BC and UConn; Jaromir Jagr discusses Jack Eichel

The No. 3 Boston University men’s hockey team’s win over No. 8 Boston College at Conte Forum on Friday propelled the Terriers higher into the national rankings. A tie versus the University of Connecticut the following night meant the Terriers (5-1-1, 3-1-1 Hockey East) earned three out of four points in Hockey East play over the weekend.

Again, we take a look at BU’s Corsi and Fenwick numbers from each of the games this weekend in this edition of By the Numbers.

*Note: On the Boston College scoresheet, the BC stats people did not indicate each shot that was a power-play chance. Instead of subtracting power-play shots on goal, I will just use all shots toward net for that game for simplicity reasons. For the UConn game, I will only look at 5-on-5 chances.*

Corsi and Fenwick vs. BC Full Game

  • Corsi For (Shots on goal, missed shots and blocked shots): 42
  • Corsi Against: 60
  • Corsi For Percentage: 41.2
  • Fenwick For (Shots on goal, missed shots): 36
  • Fenwick Against: 54
  • Fenwick For Percentage: 40
  • BU Goals For: 5
  • BC Goals For: 3

Corsi and Fenwick vs. BC First Period

  • Corsi For: 14
  • Corsi Against: 19
  • Corsi For Percentage: 42.4
  • Fenwick For: 10
  • Fenwick Against: 17
  • Fenwick For Percentage: 37.03
  • BU/BC Goals For: 0

Corsi and Fenwick vs. BC Second Period

  • Corsi For: 14
  • Corsi Against: 23
  • Corsi For Percentage: 37.8
  • Fenwick For: 12
  • Fenwick Against: 21
  • Fenwick For Percentage: 36.4
  • BU Goals For: 1
  • BC Goals For: 2

Corsi and Fenwick vs. BC Third Period

  • Corsi For: 14
  • Corsi Against: 18
  • Corsi For Percentage: 43.8
  • Fenwick For: 14
  • Fenwick Against: 16
  • Fenwick For Percentage: 46.7
  • BU Goals For: 4
  • BC Goals For: 1

Corsi and Fenwick vs. UConn Full Game

  • Corsi For: 57
  • Corsi Against: 31
  • Corsi For Percentage: 64.8
  • Fenwick For: 49
  • Fenwick Against: 28
  • Fenwick For Percentage: 63.6
  • BU Goals For: 4
  • UConn Goals For: 4

Corsi and Fenwick vs. UConn First Period

  • Corsi For: 25
  • Corsi Against: 13
  • Corsi For Percentage: 65.8
  • Fenwick For: 15
  • Fenwick Against: 13
  • Fenwick For Percentage: 53.6
  • BU/UConn Goals For: 1

Corsi and Fenwick vs. UConn Second Period

  • Corsi For: 12
  • Corsi Against: 4
  • Corsi For Percentage: 75
  • Fenwick For: 11
  • Fenwick Against: 2
  • Fenwick For Percentage: 84.6
  • BU Goals For: 0
  • UConn Goals For: 1

Corsi and Fenwick vs. UConn Third Period

  • Corsi For 25
  • Corsi Against: 12
  • Corsi For Percentage: 67.6
  • Fenwick For: 18
  • Fenwick Against: 12
  • Fenwick For Percentage: 60
  • BU Goals For: 3
  • UConn Goals For: 2

Corsi and Fenwick vs. UConn Overtime 

  • Corsi For: 8
  • Corsi Against: 2
  • Corsi For Percentage: 80
  • Fenwick For: 5
  • Fenwick Against: 1
  • Fenwick For Percentage: 83.3
  • BU/UConn Goals For: 0

Takeaway

Against the Eagles (4-4, 1-3 Hockey East), BU definitely did not spend all that much time in the offensive zone. The Terriers did, however, make the most of their chances in the third and got a little bit of puck luck. Junior goaltender Matt O’Connor stood tall on his end to keep BU in the game. It didn’t take puck possession, but a couple of flukey goals propelled the Terriers in this one.

On the other hand, BU could’ve easily defeated UConn (2-4-3, 1-2-1 Hockey East) by three-plus goals last Saturday. On even-strength chances, BU held the puck for extended periods of time. The penalties caught up to the team, which is why the score was tied in the end. Staying out of the penalty box is paramount for this team going forward.

Other Notes

— Check out Maya’s photo gallery from the BC game.

— New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr spoke with WEEI.com about BU freshman Jack Eichel. It’s Jagr at his finest.

— Eichel was named Hockey East Rookie of the Week for his four-point weekend against BC and UConn.

Odds and Ends: Day after Providence

Hope everyone had a great Halloweekend. Here are a few links and notes from this weekend to get you caught up on all of the action.

-Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, who died Thursday morning, was recognized before Saturday’s game with a moment of silence. I went through some archives looking for Menino’s relationship with the BU Hockey program, and discovered he declared “Terrier Day” after the team won the national championship back in 2009. This was far before my time at BU, but I’m sure quite a few of you remember that day.

-My recap of yesterday’s game.

-Conor’s sidebar on how a sluggish start doomed the Terriers.

-Andrew’s pluses and minuses from Saturday.

Coach Quinn’s and Providence coach Nate Leaman’s comments after Saturday’s game.

BC fell in overtime to Denver, 2-1.

Maine beat UMass-Amherst, 3-2.

UMass-Lowell handed UNH an 8-2 loss.

Notre Dame tied Vermont, 2-2, in overtime.

Odds and Ends: Terriers wrap up successful weekend against Michigan State, Michigan

The Boston University men’s hockey team put together an impressive showing over the weekend, besting both Michigan State University and the University of Michigan at Agganis Arena.

Here are a few links and notes to help get you caught up on this weekend’s action and play from around Hockey East:

– Sarah provided the recap of Terriers’ 3-2 win over Michigan.

– Conor discussed the team’s third-period turnaround in his sidebar.

– Andrew wrote up the pluses and minuses from the game.

– Check out our recap from BU’s 1-0 victory over Michigan State Friday.

– Postgame comments from BU coach David Quinn, junior captain Matt Grzelcyk, junior forward Matt Lane, Michigan coach Red Berenson and Michigan forwards Andrew Copp and Alex Kile.

– Here are some photos from the weekend’s games courtesy of our photographer, Maya Devereaux.

– Boston College defeated the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, 4-1, Saturday night.

– Vermont earned a 2-1 victory over UConn at Gutterson Fieldhouse Saturday night.

– Three goals in the second period helped UNH defeat Colorado College, 6-2, Saturday night.

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Odds and Ends: Terriers prepping for weekend series against Michigan, Michigan State

Fresh off of a 6-4 victory over the U.S. National Under-18 Team Saturday night, the Boston University men’s hockey team will look to continue its hot start to the 2014-15 season this weekend when it hosts both Michigan State University and the University of Michigan at Agganis Arena.

Here are a few links and posts to keep you up to date on news regarding the Terriers and the rest of Hockey East:

– Andrew looks at the advanced stats from BU’s 6-4 victory over Team USA.

– Forward Liam Coughlin – who was previously reported to have committed to BU – announced his commitment to the University of Vermont.

– BU women’s hockey senior captain Marie-Philip Poulin was named Hockey East Player of the Week after registering four points in two games against defending NCAA champion Clarkson University over the weekend.

– Jeff Cox of SB Nation gave BU the top spot in his weekly Hockey East power rankings.

– The University of Connecticut made a big statement Tuesday night, defeating No. 15 Quinnipiac University, 4-1, to earn its first win of the season.

– BU College of Communication junior Adam Freides captured this great slow-motion video of Ahti Oksanen’s third-period goal against the U.S. National Under-18 team Saturday night. 

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Odds and Ends: Day after victory over U.S. Under-18 Team

The Boston University men’s hockey team, in its toughest test of the season yet, came away with a 6-4 win over the U.S. Under-18 National Team on Saturday.

Here are a few links and notes to get you caught up on yesterday’s action:

-Conor provided our recap of the game.

-Andrew discussed the team’s third-period adjustments in his sidebar.

-Some pluses and minuses from the game.

-Postgame comments from Jack Eichel and Danny O’Regan and coach David Quinn.

-Here are some photos from the game from the lovely Maya Devereaux.

-Boston College beat RIT, 6-2, on Saturday.

-UMass-Amherst dealt Michigan State a 4-3 loss on Saturday.

-UNH lost a 2-1 game at Michigan on Saturday.

-Maine fell to Union, 5-2, on Saturday.

-Merrimack beat UConn, 2-1, in an overtime win Saturday.

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Honorable Mention:

-Apparently, there’s a Twitter account called “Did Eichel Score?”

Odds and Ends: BU crushes UMass in Hockey East opener

On the road at the Mullins Center in Amherst Friday night, the Boston University men’s hockey team rallied for six goals in the final period to come away with a 8-1 win over the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

The Terriers (1-0, 1-0 Hockey East) played 10 freshmen — including an unexpected one. Freshman goaltender Connor LaCouvee was called upon last minute to get the start in place of an injured junior Matt O’Connor. LaCouvee’s 31 saves and the offensive support, especially from BU’s top two lines, propelled the Terriers in their first regular season game.

Here’s a little flavor of what went down Friday at Amherst, as well as some other news and updates around college hockey:

-For a deeper look into the game, check our game story and piece on LaCouvee’s first collegiate action.

-In case you missed it, we also have a Pluses and Minuses article on what went right and wrong for the Terriers on Friday night.

-Our annual Hockey Preview Issue came out this past Thursday, which includes features and much more content more on the team.

-The Boston Globe ran a season preview for the Terriers earlier this week.

-The University of Massachusetts-Lowell defeated Boston College Friday night at the Tsongas Center.

Ohio State University knocked off Hockey East preseason favorite Providence College.

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Odds and Ends: BU defeats St. Thomas in exhibition game

The Boston University men’s hockey team walked away with a 12-1 over St. Thomas University on Saturday night. On the strength of junior forward Ahti Oksanen’s four goals, BU’s offense made things look easy from the outset. Here’s a little bit of what happened in the game and some other news in the world of college hockey.

-For more analysis on Saturday’s game, here’s our recap of BU’s win and story on Oksanen’s big day at forward.

-Let’s Play Hockey and the Herb Brooks Foundation named goalie Matt O’Connor as one of the 20 netminders to watch this season for the Mike Richter Award, an honor for college hockey’s top goaltender.

-The New York Times ran a feature on freshman forward Jack Eichel and his rise to success.

-The BU 2009 squad lost to the Maine 1993 team in the NCAA’s Frozen Four’s Finest Championship round.

-Boston College also won their preseason game at Conte Forum, defeating the University of New Brunswick.

-The University of New Hampshire was shut out by St. Francis Xavier on Saturday night.

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Odds and ends: Polls, Hockey East Media Day and more

This season, we’re going to try something new. We’re starting a series of articles called “Odds and Ends,” which is exactly what it sounds like — various links, tweets, videos and anything else related to Boston University hockey or college hockey in general that we think might interest you.

Until the season starts, these posts will only be occasional, but once the 2014-15 season gets underway, we’ll have these a few times a week.

-Here’s our recap of yesterday’s Hockey East Media Day, along with videos of comments from David Quinn and Matt Grzelcyk and Evan Rodrigues.

-From the Providence Journal, Providence College head coach Nate Leaman discusses his team being picked as preseason favorites to win the conference.

-BU women’s hockey was named preseason conference favorites, and ranked No. 6 nationally in coaches’ polls released Monday.

-In case you missed it, the results of the Hockey East media poll and our picks for the preseason first team.

-Freshman forward Jack Eichel will be taking over the @USAHockey Twitter account on Wednesday.

-NHL Central Scouting released its “Preliminary Players to Watch List” Tuesday. Names on there include Jack Eichel, A.J. Greer, ’15 recruit Jordan Greenway and ’16 recruit John McDermott.

-One more thing on Eichel and Greenway: They’ll be playing in Thursday’s All-American Prospects Game on Thursday. The game will be broadcasted on NHL Network starting at 7 p.m. EST. If you can’t watch it then, the game will be re-aired on Friday at 1 p.m. and again Sunday at 1 p.m.

-Our annual hockey preview issue will be released on Oct. 9. We’ve already started working on some features and graphics — stay tuned for that!