BOSTON - Senior John Curry recorded his fifth shutout of the year, but the No. 6/7 Boston University men's ice hockey team was unable to produce a goal in a 0-0 tie against UMass Lowell on Friday evening at Agganis Arena. The Terriers move to 13-5-8 overall and 10-4-7 in Hockey East.
Curry stopped all 28 shots he faced, while freshman Nevin Hamilton recorded his first career shutout with a 24-save performance for the River Hawks, whose winless streak reached 20 games. UMass Lowell's record now stands at 3-19-6 with a 2-14-3 conference mark.
During the first two periods, the River Hawks outshot the Terriers by 19-12 margin. The visitors produced the majority of the good chances prior to the second intermission, but Curry was up to the task each time. Hamilton made five stops on shots from near the crease in the middle period to keep it scoreless.
BU was hungry to get on the board in the third, but simply could not get the puck past Hamilton. The third period was highlighted by a breakaway by freshman Zach Cohen, but Hamilton stuffed the attempt.
Neither team was able to generate a great scoring chance in overtime and the Terriers settled for their eighth tie of the season.
Curry earned his 11th career shutout, two shy of the BU record of 13 held by Jack Ferreira '66.
The Terriers will return to action on Monday, Feb. 5, in the first round of the 55th Beanpot Tournament. The two-time defending champs will face Northeastern in the first round at TD Banknorth Garden. Game time is set for 5 p.m.