CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College and Boston University have squared off in men's hockey for over 100 years, but Saturday night was the first-ever scoreless tie between the archrivals in the 279th Battle of Comm Ave at Kelley Rink.
The Eagles (4-6-2) took three out of four points from the weekend after a 4-1 victory at Agganis Arena on Friday night. BC moved to 4-1-2 in Hockey East play heading into a pair of games against UConn to close the first half next week.
The Terriers pushed their record to 4-7-2 (4-4-2 HEA).
Jake Oettinger (42 saves) and Joseph Woll (26 saves) combined to stop all 68 shots they faced as Woll secured his fourth career shutout. The junior now owns a 1.14 goals against average and a .963 save percentage in six starts during league play.
After making 16 saves in the first period, it was Oettinger who came to the Terriers' rescue with three minutes left in the second. Joel Farabee lost his footing while retrieving a puck on the power play and Oettinger came out to challenge David Cotton, whose turnaround wrist shot sailed over the crossbar.
With 4:05 remaining in regulation, Patrick Curry narrowly missed the right post on a low one-timer from the slot. BC was called for a minor penalty with 3:06 on the clock, but Julius Mattila made a key block to finish the kill and send the game to overtime.
Within the first two minutes of the extra session, Casey Fitzgerald nearly picked out Patrick Giles on a shot-pass but the puck whistled wide right. Mattila then found Cotton in the low slot for a one-timer with 1:05 left that Oettinger came out to handle.
Woll came up big in the closing seconds, denying Farabee's point-blank look in front of the net as time expired.
Mattila won 20 of his 28 faceoffs and was named the game's third star behind the two goaltenders.
Boston College closes the first half of the season next week with a home-and-home series against UConn on Thursday at the XL Center in Hartford and Friday back at Kelley Rink in Chestnut Hill.