|1st||15:10||HAR||1-0||PP||Nathan Krusko (7)||Sean Malone/15, Clay Anderson/9|
|2nd||1:29||BU||1-1||PP||Kieffer Bellows (5)||Bobo Carpenter/13, Brandon Hickey/10|
|2nd||4:22||BU||2-1||EV||Clayton Keller (15)||John MacLeod/5|
|2nd||10:46||HAR||2-2||EV||Luke Esposito (9)||Clay Anderson/10, Sean Malone/16|
|2nd||18:54||HAR||3-2||EV||Nathan Krusko (8)||Phil Zielonka/1, John Marino/7|
|3rd||0:31||HAR||4-2||PP GW||Alexander Kerfoot (11)||Tyler Moy/15, Adam Fox/25|
|3rd||12:47||HAR||5-2||EV||Ryan Donato (16)||Nathan Krusko/5|
|3rd||13:20||BU||3-5||EV||Clayton Keller (16)||-|
|3rd||18:10||HAR||6-3||EV EN||Adam Fox (3)||Tyler Moy/16|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (19-9-2)||1/3||5/10||0|
|Merrick Madsen (W, 18-5-2)||59:51||3||2||6||6||14|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Jake Oettinger (L, 16-8-2)||59:14||5||17||10||13||40|
BOSTON - The No. 4 Boston University men's ice hockey team came up short in its bid for a 31st Beanpot title as No. 3 Harvard ended a 24-year drought in the tournament with 6-3 victory on Monday evening.
Final Score: #3/3 Harvard 6, #4/4 Boston University 3
Records: BU (19-9-2), Harvard (18-5-2)
Location: TD Garden - Boston, Mass.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Despite a career-high 40 saves from freshman goaltender Jake Oettinger, Boston University was unable to contain a strong Harvard offense that held a commanding 46-17 advantage in shots.
- After Harvard scored the lone goal of the first, the Terriers responded with two goals in the first first five minutes of the middle stanza to take a 2-1 lead.
- The Crimson, however, responded with four consecutive goals to jump out to a 5-2 lead with 7:13 left in regulation.
- Freshman Clayton Keller scored BU's final two goals and classmate Kieffer Bellows provided BU's first tally.
- Nathan Krusko captured tournament MVP honors for the Crimson after tallying two goals and an assist in the title game.
- Krusko opened the scoring with 4:50 left in the opening period when he cleaned up a rebound at the crease on a power play.
- Bellows did the exact same thing for the Terriers, knocking home a loose puck in the crease on a man advantage just 1:29 into the second period with assists from sophomore Bobo Carpenter and junior Brandon Hickey.
- Less than three minutes later, Keller redirected a right-point offering by junior John MacLeod over Harvard netminder Merrick Madsen's left shoulder to give the Terriers a 2-1 lead.
- Harvard turned the tables by copying BU to make it a 2-2 affair. A blast from the right point by Clay Anderson was tipped home in the left slot by Luke Esposito at the 10:46 mark of the second.
- Krusko gave the Crimson the lead for good with 1:06 left in the second, and just 31 seconds into the third, Alexander Kerfoot doubled the lead on a power-play tally at the right crease.
- Ryan Donato pushed the cushion to three goals for Harvard at 12:47 on a goal in transition that was assisted by Krusko.
- Keller added his second of the night just 33 seconds later but that's as close as the Terriers would get, as Adam Fox put the finishing touches on the drought-ending Harvard win with an empty netter at the 18:10 mark.
- Oettinger claimed the Eberly Trophy for having the top save percentage in the tournament, posting a .913 mark on a combined 63 saves.
- Madsen made 14 saves for Harvard.
- BU went 1-for-3 on the power play while the Crimson went 2-of-5.
- The Terriers were whistled for five penalties and drew three Harvard penalties.
- Senior Doyle Somerby, junior John MacLeod and freshman Dante Fabbro all tied for the game high in blocked shots with three apiece.
- Bellows notched a goal for the first time since BU's 5-3 home victory over Harvard when the teams met at Agganis Arena back on Nov. 22.
- The Terriers return to conference play for the final four games of the regular season beginning on Friday (Feb. 17) when they host New Hampshire in the opener of a home-and-home weekend series.
- The game will start at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live on American Sports Net and NESN.