BU Suffers Worst Defeat in 18 Years
CHN Staff Report
Boston University suffered its most lopsided defeat since the February 1995, losing 7-0 to Maine in Orono. Brian Morgan had a three-point night and Martin Ouellette made 34 saves to help the Black Bears improve to 5-4-1.
BU was faced with a 2-0 deficit entering the first and had the better of the play for the opening minutes of the second before getting a 5-on-3 advantage. Instead of getting on the board, the Terriers allowed Maine to score while two men down and the visitors never recovered.
"In the first period we did some good things, I liked the beginning of the second," BU coach David Quinn said. "The 5-on-3 turned the whole game around.
"We're a mentally fragile group right now. To give up that third goal the way we did, it really demoralized us. ... Throwing passes into skates, and you're not alert. You're shooting when you should pass and passing when you should shoot."
BU will get another shot at it Saturday.
"This is going to be a process," Quinn said. "We need to hang in there, keep getting better and better, and we're going to find a way to get it done. ... I feel a lot better about our physical play and our intent than I did against (Boston College)."
Massachusetts-Lowell completed a two-game sweep of Penn State, and won its third road game of the week, 3-2 at Pegula Arena. Lowell goaltender Doug Carr made 35 stops in the win.
“We’re exceptionally pleased to get out of here with a win tonight,” said Lowell coach Norm Bazin. “I thought we gave it everything we had, and fortunately, it was enough tonight to get it done.”
Joe Gambardella scored the first goal for the River Hawks, beating Penn State freshman netminder Eamon McAdam at 4:26 of the first period. Penn State’s Eric Scheid evened the score at 10:25 of the first with a power-play tally that beat Carr only to see Lowell battle back as Stephen Buco scored from behind the goal line at 11:18, banking one off the back of McAdam’s left pad and into the net.
“Tonight, we were fortunate to score first – I thought that was a big deal,” Bazin said. “What I am the most proud of is we didn’t sit back. We left it here, regardless of the outcome, and fortunately, we got the two points.”
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Allan McPherson lifts the water bottle off the Cornell net with his game-winning goal that came with just 37.3 seconds remaining in regulation
The late-game heroics continued for the Clarkson University Hockey team as senior Allan McPherson (Kinburn, ONT) scored in the final seconds for his second goal of the night as the ninth-ranked Golden Knights defeated Cornell University 3-2 in ECAC Hockey action before 2,923 fans at Cheel Arena on Friday.
For the second consecutive outing, McPherson connected for the game-winner late as Clarkson won its third straight game to improve its record to 10-2-1 overall and to 4-1 in ECAC hockey. The Knights, who have matched their best start since the 1991-92 campaign, have now gone 7-0-1 in one-goal games.
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Noel Acciari's shorthanded goal and two goals from Ross Mauermann lifted Providence to a 3-2 win over Vermont.
After a five-minute major penalty call against Michael Paliotta, Vermont killed off the majority of the Providence power play time before Mauermann added his second of the first period on a 4-on-4 situation. Conor MacPhee slid a quick pass to Mauermann inside the right circle and he fired a one-time slap shot to beat Hoffman high glove side.
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Casey DeSmith stopped all 22 shots he faced and nine different skaters registered a point as New Hampshire defeated Northeastern, 3-0 at Matthews Arena. DeSmith has two shutouts and a .990 save percentage in his career at Matthews Arena.
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Colgate's Tylor Spink scored twice as Ryan Johnson scored the first of his career as the Raiders rallied to defeat St. Lawrence, 5-3. Greg Carey scored his seventh of the season for the Saints in the loss.