|1st||1:58||BU||1-0||EV||Ryan Cloonan (3)||Matt Lane/2, Jordan Greenway/2|
|1st||10:50||DEN||1-1||EV||Will Butcher (2)||Matt Marcinew/2, Dylan Gambrell/6|
|1st||17:29||BU||2-1||EV||Robbie Baillargeon (1)||A.J. Greer/1, Brandon Fortunato/4|
|2nd||7:09||BU||3-1||EV||Brandon Hickey (3)||-|
|2nd||8:58||DEN||2-3||EV||Gabe Levin (2)||Evan Janssen/2|
|2nd||13:42||BU||4-2||PP||Ahti Oksanen (1)||Danny O'Regan/5, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson/4|
|3rd||4:46||DEN||3-4||EV||Troy Terry (1)||Will Butcher/3, Emil Romig/1|
|3rd||12:07||DEN||4-4||SH||Quentin Shore (3)||Will Butcher/4, Nolan Zajac/4|
|OT||0:21||BU||5-4||EV GW||Ahti Oksanen (2)||Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson/5, Danny O'Regan/6|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (3-3-0)||1/4||6/12||0|
|Evan Cowley (L, 2-2-0)||33:12||2||0||7||5||0||12|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Connor LaCouvee (W, 2-1-0)||60:21||4||11||7||16||0||34|
BOSTON, Mass. - Senior Ahti Oksanen scored his second goal of the game just 21 seconds into overtime to lift the No. 7/8 Boston University men's ice hockey team to a thrilling 5-4 victory over fifth-ranked Denver on Saturday afternoon at Agganis Arena.
BU, which never trailed in the game, took a 4-2 lead a power-play tally by Oksanen at 13:42 of the second period. The Pioneers rallied with two goals in the third to push the game into overtime, where Oksanen wristed a shot from the left circle to the far post off a rush to end the contest and BU's two-game skid.
Freshman Ryan Cloonan, junior Robbie Baillargeon and sophomore Brandon Hickey each scored a goal for the Terriers, who got a 34-save performance in goal from sophomore Connor LaCouvee. Both BU and Denver moved to 3-3 on the year.
Will Butcher scored a goal and added two assists for Denver, which also got goals from Gabe Levin, Troy Terry and Quentin Shore. Shore's shorthanded tally with 7:53 remaining in regulation made it a 4-4 contest.
The Pioneers held a 38-35 shot advantage and pulled starting goaltender Tanner Jalliet after he allowed three goals on 21 shots. Evan Cowley played the final 33:12 and made 12 saves on 14 shots.
The Terriers' penalty kill was solid, kiling off all three of Denver's power-play opportunities, including two in the third period.
Senior Danny O'Regan and freshman Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson each assisted on both of Oksanen's tallies, which were his first two of the season after coming up empty on his first 27 shots through five-plus contests.
Cloonan opened the scoring just 1:58 into the contest when he redirected the puck from the slot off a pass by senior Matt Lane. Freshman Jordan Greenway also picked up an assist on the play.
Butcher drew the Pioneers even with a tally midway through the opening stanza before Baillargeon sent the Terriers to the locker room with a 2-1 lead following his first goal of the season at 17:29.
Hickey extended the lead to 3-1 when he capitalized off a Denver turnover with an impressive backhand from the right circle that wen over Jaillet's right shoulder.
Less than two minutes later, Denver made it one-goal game again when Levin potted a rebound above the left crease.
Oksanen's power-play tally was scored from the foot of the right circle off a nice feed by O'Regan to re-establish a two-goal cushion.
Terry started the Pioneers' third-period comeback with his marker at 4:46 of the third before Shore stunned the Agganis crowed when he teamed up with Butcher to pot the shorthanded goal just 11 seconds into BU's fourth and final power-play tally of the contest.
The Terriers will return to action on Friday (Nov. 6) when they pen a weekend home-and-home series with crosstown rival Northeastern at Agganis Arena. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.