Boston University, Providence Skate to 2-2 Draw
Junior forward Nikolas Olsson scores game-tying goal for Terriers

Junior forward Nikolas Olsson scored the game-tying goal for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 12:14  PRV1-0 PP Scott Conway (4)Josh Monk/6, Jake Walman/8
1st 17:44  PRV2-0 EV Jake Walman (3)Scott Conway/5, Josh Monk/7
3rd 14:50  BU1-2 EV Brandon Hickey (2)Nikolas Olsson/2, Patrick Curry/3
3rd 17:11  BU2-2 EV GT Nikolas Olsson (2)Charlie McAvoy/11, Patrick Curry/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Providence  20002
Boston University  00202
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Providence  6167332
Boston University  9916236
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (5-6-3)  1/8 6/12 0
Boston University (8-4-2)  0/4 10/20 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Hayden Hawkey (T, 5-6-3)64:592 9914234
Empty Net0:010      
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Jake Oettinger (T, 6-4-2)64:342 4167330
Empty Net0:260      

BOSTON, Mass. - Third-period goals from juniors Brandon Hickey and Nikolas Olsson erased a 2-0 deficit and helped the No. 5/6 Boston University men's ice hockey team secure a 2-2 tie with Providence on Saturday night at Agganis Arena.


Final Score: #5/6 Boston University 2, Providence 2 (OT)
Records: BU (8-4-2, 3-1-2 Hockey East), Providence (5-6-3, 1-4-2 HE)
Location: Agganis Arena - Boston, Mass.


Olsson assisted on Hickey's second marker of the year with 5:10 remaining in regulation before lighting the lamp himself for the second time this weekend to tie the game with 2:49 to play in the final frame.

Freshman Patrick Curry had a helper on both Terrier goals while sophomore Charlie McAvoy had the primary assist on Olsson's game-tying strike.

Freshman Jake Oettinger finished with 30 saves, including 16 in the second period.

Sophomore Bobo Carpenter nearly sent the crowd home happy with a buzzer-beating goal in overtime, but his shorthanded bid was turned aside by Hayden Hawkey (34 saves) right before the final horn sounded.

The Friars scored twice in the first period to gain their initial advantage. Scott Conway and Jake Walman provided the scoring and also assisted on each other's goals.


Olsson entered the weekend having not scored since the 2015 Hockey East title game. He now has two goals in the last two games, and has factored on the game-winning or game-tying goal three times this season.

Curry's two assists were a single-game high and he now has four points (1g, 3a) in his last three games.

McAvoy has recorded an assist in each of the last three games.

Oettinger finished the weekend with 68 saves - good for a .958 save percentage and a 1.45 goals-against average.

The Terriers held Providence to just one goal in eight power-play chances.

BU remained undefeated against Providence in the three games (1-0-3) that have taken place since the 2015 NCAA title game.


BU will head to Vermont for a weekend series against the Catamounts that begins Friday night at 7 p.m.