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Junior forward Patrick Harper had a goal and two assists for the Terriers
Special Teams Lead Boston University Past Merrimack, 7-2
Junior forward Patrick Harper had a goal and two assists for the Terriers

BOSTON - The Boston University men's ice hockey team scored four special-teams goals en route to 7-2 home win over Merrimack on Monday at Agganis Arena.

The Terriers, who potted three power-play goals and a shorthanded tally, extended their win streak in Hockey East play to four games and improved to 9-9-3 overall and 8-5-2 in Hockey East play.

Sophomore David Farrance had his first two-goal game as a Terrier while junior Patrick Harper had a goal and two assists. Senior Ryan Cloonan and graduate student Max Willman each scored his first goal of the season.


HOW IT HAPPENED

- Merrimack opened the scoring 8:50 into the first on a goal by Chase Gresock.

- BU knotted it up on its first power play of the night on a blast from the center point by Farrance on assists from Harper and junior Patrick Curry.

- The Terriers took the lead and never let it go as Cloonan poked in his own rebound at the crease with just under a minute to play in the opening period.

- Willman became the seventh Terrier this season to score a shorthanded goal when he took advantage of a Merrimack miscue and finished off a breakaway midway through the second for a 3-1 lead.

- Harper punched in a rebound to push the lead to 4-1 at 13:17.

- Just 20 seconds later, Merrimack's Logan Drevitch converted a breakaway along the left side to make it a 4-2 contest.

- BU tacked on three more goals in the third to put the game away.

- Junior Dante Fabbro and sophomore Shane Bowers recorded power-play goals at 2:12 and 6:01, respectively, of the third

- Farrance put the finishing touches on the win with a shot from the left circle off a good look by Harper with 9:35 to play.


GAME NOTES

- BU outshot Merrimack, 42-32, and held a 36-19 advantage in face-offs.

- The Terriers went 3-of-4 on the power play and killed off all six of Merrimack's man-up chances, including a five-minute major in the third.

- Cloonan ended a streak of 97 consecutive games without a goal, dating back to November 2015.

- Willman, who transferred from Brown, scored his first goal as a Terrier and the 17th of his career.


UP NEXT

- The Terriers will welcome No. 17 Arizona State to Agganis Arena for a weekend series on Jan. 25-26.

- Game time on Friday is 7:30 p.m. while Saturday will be a 7 p.m. Start.

Game Summary

Monday, January 21, 2019

2
7
Game statistics
32 Shots 42
0 / 6 Power Plays 3 / 4
7 / 14 PIM 9 / 29
7-17-1 Records 9-9-3
GOAL SCORERS
Merrimack Boston University
Chase Gresock (7)
1st/8:50
David Farrance (3)
1st/14:34 PP
Ryan Cloonan (1)
1st/19:03
Max Willman (1)
2nd/9:39 SH GW
Patrick Harper (2)
2nd/13:17
Logan Drevitch (4)
2nd/13:37
Dante Fabbro (5)
3rd/2:12 PP
Shane Bowers (9)
3rd/6:01 PP
David Farrance (4)
3rd/10:25
GOALTENDERS
Merrimack Boston University
Craig Pantano
59:21, 35 Saves, 7 GA
(L, 6-11-1)

Empty Net
0:39, 0 GA
Jake Oettinger
57:11, 30 Saves, 2 GA
(W, 9-9-3)

Vinnie Purpura
2:30, 0 Saves, 0 GA

Empty Net
0:19, 0 GA