BOSTON - A bad bounce accounted for all of the scoring on Friday evening at Agganis Arena, as the No. 9 Boston University men's ice hockey team dropped a 1-0 decision to seventh-ranked Boston College. The Terriers suffered just their second home loss of the season and fell to 5-3-5 and 3-3-4 in Hockey East play.
With the Terriers looking to break out from behind their goal on a first-period power play, junior Pete MacArthur received a pass from senior Kevin Schaeffer before skating along the right side of the cage. The puck went off his stick and deflected off senior goaltender John Curry's skate, sneaking across the goal line before Curry could recover it.
Sophomore Nathan Gerbe, who cleared the puck prior to the goal, received credit for the shorthanded tally at the 3:17 mark.
The Terriers outshot the Eagles 22-10 in the final two periods, but could not muster an equalizer and lost for just the second time since the beginning of November.
Junior Cory Schneider made 34 saves in goal for the Eagles to record the shutout, while Curry essentially stopped every shot he faced in a 22-save performance.
The result marked the first time that BU had ever suffered a 1-0 loss in the regular season during head coach Jack Parker's 34-year tenure.
BU's line of senior Kenny Roche and juniors Bryan Ewing and Pete MacArthur generated a combined 14 shots. The Terriers had six power-play opportunities on the evening - two in each period - and put five shots on goal during one man-up chance in the middle period.
BU will return to action on Friday, Dec. 8, when it play host to Providence in a 7 p.m. The Terriers posted a 1-0 home victory over the Friars on Nov. 17.