|1st||18:44||BU||1-0||EV||Jordan Greenway (10)||Brady Tkachuk/19, Shane Bowers/11|
|3rd||0:38||VER||1-1||PP GT||Alex Esposito (10)||Liam Coughlin/9, Matt Alvaro/11|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (17-13-4)||0/5||6/23||0|
|Stefanos Lekkas (T, 9-17-6)||64:58||1||6||17||6||4||33|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Jake Oettinger (T, 16-12-4)||65:00||1||7||9||10||2||28|
BOSTON - Sophomore Jake Oettinger had a 28-save effort and junior Jordan Greenway scored the lone goal of the night for the home side as the Boston University men's hockey team wrapped up its regular season with a 1-1 tie against Vermont on Saturday night at Agganis Arena.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- BU opened the scoring with 1:16 left in the first period. A centering pass from behind the net by Brady Tkachuk went right onto the stick of Jordan Greenway who one-timed it home for his first goal since rejoining the Terriers after the Olympics. Kasper Kotkansalo also assisted on the tally.
- The lead held up until 38 seconds into the third period when, while skating on the power play, the Catamounts completed a series of passes on offense with the puck movement perfectly setting up Alex Esposito for a goal, making it a 1-1 game.
- Vermont's power play goal 38 seconds into the third period snapped a shutout streak of 101:43 against the Terriers dating back to the empty net goal at the end of a 4-2 UVM win on Dec. 9, 2016, in Burlington.
- Prior to that Catamount goal, Jake Oettinger had saved 80 consecutive Vermont shots, dating back to that Dec. 9, 2016, contest at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
- Oettinger followed up his 33-save shutout yesterday with a 28-save effort tonight, giving the sophomore 61 saves on UVM's 62 shots this weekend.
- BU came one goal shy of shutting out Vermont for the third consecutive meeting, a feat the Terriers had not accomplished against any foe since blanking Yale three times in a row from Dec. 2, 1963 to Nov. 30, 1965.
- BU was held without a power play goal for just the second time in its last 12 games, but it sure didn't go down without a fight. The Terriers took 16 shots on their five power plays tonight.
- Scoring his 10th goal of the season tonight, Jordan Greenway now has 27 points on the year, surpassing Shane Bowers and Donta Fabbro for second-most on the squad.
- BU has made a habit of getting out of the gates quickly. Tonight was the 16th time in the last 17 games where BU either led or was at least tied after the opening stanza. The Beanpot final against Northeastern on Feb. 12 is the only time BU has trailed after 20 minutes since Dec. 2 at Boston College.
- Tonight was Senior Night and the team recognized Brien Diffley, Brandon Hickey, John MacLeod, Drew Melanson, Nikolas Olsson and Chase Phelps before the game along with senior student manager Ali McEachern. This class has gone 90-36-17 to date as Terriers.
- Oddly, it is the first time BU has tied its regular season finale since a 2-2 draw against Maine on March 2, 2002.
- BU will play host to UConn in a best-of-three Hockey East quarterfinal series, March 9-11 at Agganis Arena. Tickets go on sale Monday. In the 34-year history of Hockey East, this is the 28th time that BU will play host to at least one tournament game, including 13 of the last 14 years.