Oettinger Backstops Boston University To 2-1 Win At Providence
Freshman goaltender Jake Oettinger makes 38 saves for Terriers

Freshman goaltender Jake Oettinger made 38 saves for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 4:46  PRV1-0 EV Kasper Björkqvist (1) -
2nd 5:48  BU1-1 EV Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (3)Charlie McAvoy/10, Brandon Hickey/4
2nd 7:09  BU2-1 EV GW Nikolas Olsson (1)Oskar Andrén/1, Gabriel Chabot/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  0202
Providence  1001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  48618
Providence  13101639
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (8-4-1)  0/3 8/27 0
Providence (5-6-2)  0/7 3/6 0
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jake Oettinger (W, 6-4-1)60:001 12101638
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Hayden Hawkey (L, 5-6-2)58:302 46616
Empty Net1:300     

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Jake Oettinger made 38 saves including 16 in the third period as the No. 5/6 Boston University Terriers outlasted the Providence College men's hockey team, 2-1, on Friday night in front of a sellout crowd at Schneider Arena.

The Friars fall to 5-6-2, (1-4-1 HEA) with the loss while the Terriers improve to 8-4-1 (3-1-1 HEA) with the win. Oettinger's 38 saves were a career high for the freshman. Sophomore Hayden Hawkey (5-6-2) made 16 saves for the Friars on Friday.

A physical opening 20 minutes saw the Friars outshoot the Terriers by a 13-3 margin. With the teams skating 4-on-4, freshman Kasper Björkqvist took advantage of a Charlie McAvoy turnover in the slot and fired home a one-timer past Oettinger to give the Friars a 1-0 lead at 4:46.

Providence looked to extend their lead after BU's Nick Roberto was ejected for contact to the head of Jake Walman, but the Terriers killed off the major penalty, including a 5-on-3 for over 90 seconds. The Terriers looked to even things up in the closing seconds on the power play but Chad Krys' shot beat Hawkey after the buzzer sounded.

After a slow opening period, the Terriers found their form and connected for two goals in a span of 1:37 as Jakub Forsbacka Karlsson knotted things up at 5:48 and Nikolas Olsson gave BU the lead with a shot from the right circle at 7:09. Oettinger continued to stymy Providence in the second period, turning away all 10 shots on goal.

Providence out-attempted BU 32-9 in the final period, with Oettinger making one of his best saves of the night on a partial Brian Pinho break-in from the right wing. The Friars continued to pressure the Terrier zone in the final minutes, including a scrum around Oettinger in the waning seconds, but the hosts couldn't find the equalizer.

The Friars will head up to Agganis Arena tomorrow night for the second-leg of the home-and-home set with the Terriers at 7 p.m.


1-0 (PC) Kasper Björkqvist (unassisted) - One-timer off a turnover from the slot.

1-1 (BU) Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (McAvoy, Hickey) - Drive to the net on the short side, snap shot blocker side on Hawkey.

2-1 (BU) Nikolas Olsson (Andren, Chabot) - Wrist shot from the circles after a turnover.

Notes: Power Plays - Boston University (0/3), Providence (0/7) ... final shots on goal: 389-18 in favor of the Friars ... shot attempts: Providence 77, Boston University 29 ... Jacob Bryson's six-game point streak came to an end (1-7-8) ... the Terriers led in blocked shots, 21-7 ... Jake Walman paced the Friars with six shots on goal ... Björkqvist recorded his first career goal and registered three shots on goal ... Providence's 11-game unbeaten streak (9-0-2) against ranked opponents at home came to an end on Friday.