BOSTON - Senior John Curry stopped all 20 shots he faced to earn his second shutout of the season, but the Terriers' offense was not able to find the cage, as No. 13 Boston University played to a 0-0 draw against Northeastern in men's ice hockey action at Agganis Arena on Saturday evening. With the tie, the Terriers move to 8-4-6 on the year and 5-3-5 in conference play.
Freshman Brad Thiessen recorded 26 saves for his second career shutout, as the Huskies moved to 6-10-3 overall with a 3-8-2 Hockey East mark.
The Terriers held a 26-20 advantage in shots and had to kill off 10 penalties to keep the visitors off the board, as BU has now allowed just one power-play goal in its opponentsí last 25 tries. BU had five power-play chances on the night, but could not take advantage of them.
The result marked just the second scoreless tie in BUís history, as the Terriers battled Maine to a 0-0 final at Walter Brown Arena on Feb. 19, 1994. However, that game was later forfeited by Maine due to an ineligible player.
Neither team was able to muster any quality scoring chances in the first half of the game, as the first good looks came in the final minutes of the middle period. Northeasternís Ryan Ginand was denied by Curry just outside the crease for the visitorsí best chance of the game, as the teams headed to the third period scoreless.
The Huskies held a slim 9-8 edge in shots in the third, but each goaltender continued to be up to the task.
In the final minutes of overtime, BU put together a flurry of action in front of the Northeastern goal, but could not find the back of the net.
The Terriers will return to action with a two-game set at third-ranked Maine on Feb. 12-13. Game time on Friday is set for 7:30 p.m.