Saturday, October 21, 2017

Terriers and Huskies tie; Carpenter scores a pair

#7/8 BU settled for a 2-2 tie with Connecticut in the first game of a home-and-home series. The Terriers held 1-0 and 2-1 leads, thanks to a pair of Bobo Carpenter shorthanded goals, but UConn matched each one with a power play goal.

BU dominated the first period, outshooting the visitors, 14-7, but couldn't put a shot past the Huskies’ Adam Huska. The Terriers took their first lead while killing a penalty midway through the second when Carpenter raced past a defender and beat Huska with a backhander to the glove side. But 20 seconds before the man-advantage expired, Johnny Austin’s center point blast glanced off Jake Oettinger’s glove to tie the score.

The Terriers regained the lead late in the period, again while on the penalty kill, when Huska misplayed Jordan Greenway’s clearing pass near the right circle. Carpenter gained control, went around the cage and backhanded a sharp-angle shot for a 2-1 lead at the end of two periods. Shots were more even in the second with BU holding a 14-12 advantage.

The Huskies went back on the power play at 5:37 of the third. With seven ticks left on the man-advantage, Alexander Payusov—unmarked near the crease—flipped home a rebound after Oettinger stopped the initial shot by Max Letunov, knotting the score at 2-2.  With UConn holding an 11-5 shot advantage in the third, neither team could break the tie and there were only a few shots on goal in the scoreless overtime.

BU finished the night with a 35-33 edge in shots. Coach David Quinn assessed the Terrier performance:

“I thought we generated offense.  I thought we defended hard in our end. What I didn’t like was I thought we gave up too many odd-man rushes. We got to absolutely clean that up. Puck management is a problem for us right now, but I love the pace we played at…It's just frustrating because we just haven't been able to score goals."”

● recap and comprehensive box score
● Post-game comments: Carpenter
● Daily Free Press recap and analysis
USCHO Hockey East recaps

The teams conclude the two-game series this afternoon at the XL Center in Hartford with puck drop set for 5 p.m. The game can be heard on Terrier Sports RadioNetwork and there’s a pay-per-view live stream on Husky Vision .

Looking ahead
2018 recruit Joel Farabee had a hand in all three NTDP U18 goals in a 3-0 shutout of Dartmouth. The speedy wing from Cicero, NY scored a short-handed goal and assisted on two others, while fellow recruit Jack DeBoer produced a pair of assists for his second consecutive two-point game. Farabee, who led the U17s in scoring last season, has a 7-5-12 line in nine games.
● USA Hockey recap and box score

Women’s Team
Terriers dropped a 4-2 decision to Maine at Alfond Arena on Friday. The Black Bears took a 2-0 lead after one and added a third goal at 7:35 of the second period. Just a minute later, freshman Nara Elia’s wrist shot got the Terriers on the board.  Senior Victoria Bach brought BU within one, roofing a backhander at 7:18 of the third.  BU pressed for an equalizer but a Maine empty-netter closed out the scoring.
● recap and comprehensive box score

Friday, October 20, 2017

Game Day: Terriers host UConn; Keller notches a pair

#7/8 Terriers will look to rebound from last weekend’s losses to Minnesota State as they begin a home-and-home series with Connecticut. Tonight’s game at Agganis Arena, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is BU’s first Hockey East Conference contest of the year.

Last season, the teams split two games with each winning on the road. BU won at the XL Center in Hartford, 2-1, on goals by Jordan Greenway and Gabriel Chabot. The next night, BU ran into a hot goalie in Adam Huska, who stopped all 37 Terrier shots in a 4-0 shutout.

Like BU, the Huskies bring a 2-2-0 record into the game after winning one of two games at Maine, defeating AIC and losing to Sacred Heart. Sophomore forward Alexander Payusov leads UConn in goals with four and is tied for the points lead (5) with junior Karl El-Mir and senior Johnny Austin. Huska has started three games and has a 2.43 GAA and a .920 save percentage.

The Terriers offense is led by sophomore Patrick Harper, who has six points on four goals and two assists. Shane Bowers has four goals while sophomore Chad Krys and freshman Brady Tkachuk have three assists apiece

Boston Hockey Blog live in-game blog
● WTBU Sports Game Preview
Daily Free Press Game Preview
● Weekend preview
● College Hockey News Tale of the Tape
SB Nation  Hockey East BU, Providence look to rebound
● UConn preview
Hartford Courant preview


Tkachuk -Carpenter-Harper
Greenway -Bowers-Crone

► SB Nation’s Jeff Cox offers 8 Reactions to the First 3 Weeks for Hockey East teams.

ESPN Insider's guide to "The world's best teams for watching hockey prospects" leads off with BU.

►This Week’s Episode of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Head Coach David Quinn, sophomore defenseman Chad Krys and UConn Head Coach Mike Cavanaugh.

►This week’s Hockey on Campus podcast features Bernie Corbett's interviews with US NTDP Director of Operations Scott Monaghan, NCAA Coordinator of Officials Frank Cole and Canisius Head Hockey Coach Trevor Large.  It airs on NHL Radio (SiriusXMChannel 91) on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. ET and Sunday morning at 10 a.m. ET. You can also find it here on College Hockey News.

Looking ahead
2018 or 2019 recruit Matthew Quercia assisted on both Sioux Falls goals in the Stampede’s 2-1 win against Fargo. The power forward from Andover, Massachusetts has four points in five games.

2020 recruit Drew Commesso played in the Mass Selects 16U All-Star game and gave up just one goal in a contest that ended in a 2-2 tie. Playing for the first-place Cape Cod Whalers in the league’s Tier 1 16U Parsons Division, Commesso, who plays prep for St. Sebastian’s, has a 2-0-1 record in three games with a 1.33 GAA.
● Mass Selects League recap

Looking back
Clayton Keller scored a pair of goals in Arizona's 5-4 loss to Dallas. His first, on a breakaway, tied the score at 3-3 and his second brought the Coyotes to within a goal in the final minute. recap and highlights (both Keller goals)
●  Keller post-game comments (video)
Keller, who has five goals and two assists in six games, leads the Coyotes in scoring and all NHL rookies in goals.  The Chesterfield, Missouri native sat down with AZ Rubber for a Q&A.

Charlie McAvoy recorded his fourth assist of the season in the Bruins' 6-3 win against Vancouver.

Danny O’Regan scored twice for the San Jose Barracuda—including the game-winner—and added an assist in a 5-2 win against Stockton. O’Regan, who earned the game’s first star, leads the Barracuda in scoring with a 4-2-6 line in four games.
● AHL box score

Former All-American, Hobey Baker Award winner and co-captain of the Terriers 2009 national championship team Matt Gilroy has been named to the US National Select Team that will compete in the Deutschland Cup beginning November 10 in Augsberg, Germany. Gilroy, who is considered a likely candidate for the U.S. Olympic team that will play in the Winter Games in South Korea in February.

Chris Bourque, another Olympic team candidate, scored a goal and assisted on two third-period goals that tied the score, but AHL Hershey fell to Lehigh Valley, 4-3.

Women’s Team
Terriers return to action with a road trip to Maine to meet the Black Bears at Alfond Arena. Friday’s game begins at 2 p.m.  BU is looking for its first win after being swept by then-#8 Northeastern two weekends ago.

Despite their record, the Terriers have the top power play percentage in Division 1, scoring at 33.3%. Meanwhile the Black Bears own the fifth best penalty kill at 91.3%.
● preview, Game Notes, Live Stats, @BUGameDay 
●  Maine All-Access live stream

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