BOSTON - Freshman Charlie Coyle and sophomore Alex Chiasson each had a goal and two assists to lead the No. 7 Boston University men's ice hockey team to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Northeastern on Wednesday evening at Agganis Arena. Chiasson provided the late heroics on a power-play tally with 3:27 left in regulation to help the Terriers improve to 8-3-5 overall and 6-3-4 in Hockey East play.
Northeastern (3-9-4, 3-6-3) jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but the Terriers drew even by the end of the opening period and then added two more markers early in the second to take a 4-2 advantage. The Huskies cut the deficit to one just before the second intermission and then recorded a power-play equalizer at 4:03 of the third.
Freshman Matt Nieto scored a goal for the third straight game while junior Corey Trivino and sophomore Ryan Santana also found the back of the net for the Terriers. Santana's tally was the first of his collegiate career. Junior David Warsofsky collected a pair of assists.
Northeastern kept Kieran Millan busy throughout the night in the Terrier goal, but the junior turned aside 37 shots to pick up his 50th career victory at BU. The Huskies held a convincing 41-20 advantage in shots in the contest.
Sophomore Garrett Vermeersch and freshmen Braden Pimm and Brodie Reid each registered a goal for the Huskies and freshman Anthony Bietto notched two assists.
Sophomore Chris Rawlings made nine saves for NU before being chased at the end of the Terriers' four goal run just over six minutes into the middle stanza. Freshman Clay Witt played the remainder of the contest, making six saves while allowing only the late winner.
BU was 1-of-3 on the power play and limited the visitors to a 1-for-6 performance with the man advantage.
The Terriers will return to action on Saturday (Dec. 11) when they close out the first half of their schedule with a road contest against No. 15 Rensselaer. The game, which starts at 3:30 p.m., will be broadcast nationally by the NHL Network.