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Junior forward Patrick Curry scored a goal for the Terriers
Boston University Falls To Harvard, 5-2

BOSTON - The Boston University men's ice hockey team closed out the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 5-2 loss to No. 18/15 Harvard in the Beanpot consolation game on Monday evening at TD Garden.

Juniors Patrick Curry and Gabriel Chabot each scored for the Terriers, who now stand at 10-14-3 on the year. Frederic Gregoire tallied two goals, including the game-winner, for the Crimson to help them improve to 13-7-3.


HOW IT HAPPENED

- After a scoreless first period, Harvard struck twice in the middle stanza to take a 2-0 lead.

- Gregoire opened the scoring at 9:28 of the second on a shot from the right circle that beat BU netminder Vinnie Purpura short side.

- Less than seven minutes later, Reilly Walsh picked up his second assist of the night when his cross-slot pass found an open Jack Badini above the left post for a 2-0 advantage.

- Curry got BU on the board at 6:11 of the third when he got open at the top of the crease and sent home a centering pass from freshman Joel Farabee.

- Gregoire reestablished a two-goal cushion for the Crimson with the teams skating 4-on-4 as his writer from the right circle eluded Purpura with 7:32 left in regulation.

- With Purpura pulled in favor of an extra attacker, Adam Fox tallied a power-play goal with 3:09 to play to make it 4-1 before Chabot followed up his own rebound and scored his first goal of the season with 1:53 left.

- Another empty-netter, this one from R.J. Murphy, sealed the victory for the Crimson with 42.9 ticks remaining.


GAME NOTES

- The Terriers kept the nation's top power play scoreless on three opportunities.

- Purpura recorded 34 saves for the Terriers while Michel Lackey turned in a 24-save performance for the Crimson.

- Four Terriers (Curry, Farabee, Shane Bowers, Bobo Carpenter) now share the team lead in goals with 10 apiece.

- Farabee, sophomore David Farrance and freshmen Mark Cheremeta and Jack DeBoer had one assist each.

- Sophomore defensemen Cam Crotty and Kasper Kotkansalo each had a game-high three blocked shots.


UP NEXT

- BU starts a run of seven straight Hockey East games to close the regular season on Friday (Feb. 15) with a visit to UConn.

- The game is the front end of a home-and-home weekend as BU will host the Huskies on Saturday (Feb. 16).

- BU kept the nation's top power-play unit scoreless on three opportunities. Both games will start at 7 p.m.

Game Summary

Monday, February 11, 2019
Beanpot Third Place

5
2
Game statistics
39 Shots 26
0 / 3 Power Plays 0 / 1
2 / 4 PIM 4 / 8
13-7-3 Records 10-14-3
GOAL SCORERS
Harvard Boston University
Frédéric Grégoire (4)
2nd/9:28
Jack Badini (7)
2nd/16:19
Patrick Curry (10)
3rd/6:11
Frédéric Grégoire (5)
3rd/12:28  GW
Adam Fox (8)
3rd/16:51  EN
Gabriel Chabot (1)
3rd/18:07
R.J. Murphy (1)
3rd/19:17  EN
GOALTENDERS
Harvard Boston University
Michael Lackey
59:03, 24 Saves, 2 GA
(W, 13-6-3)

Empty Net
0:57, 0 GA
Vinnie Purpura
58:51, 34 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 0-2-0)

Empty Net
1:09, 2 GA