BOSTON - The Boston University men's ice hockey team scored on three of its final four power plays, capped by sophomore David Farrance's game winner with 1:11 left in regulation, to post a 3-2 victory over Maine in the opener of a weekend series on Friday evening at Agganis Arena.
The Terriers picked up their third straight win to extend their unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1) and move to 3-4-1 on the year with a 3-2-1 Hockey East mark. The Black Bears fell to 3-5-1 overall and 1-3-1 in Hockey East play.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Maine scored the only goal in the first 37 minutes of play as Eduards Tralmaks broke up a clearing attempt before wristing a shot from the right circle inside the far post at 14:32 of the opening period.
- BU got back-to-back power plays late in the middle stanza and cashed in on both of them to take a 2-1 lead.
- Senior Bobo Carpenter pounced on a rebound in the left circle and found the back of the net at 17:17 of the second.
- Less than two minutes later on another man advantage, freshman Joel Farabee found the back of the net from the foot of the right circle to give the Terriers a 2-1 lead heading into the second intermission.
- The Black Bears would draw even, however, as a power-play wrister from the slot by Tim Doherty made it a 2-2 affair with 5:51 left in regulation.
- The decisive power play was a result of sophomore Shane Bowers drawing a tripping call in the low slot with 1:48 left in regulation.
- Farrance's game-winner came from the center point as the sophomore's shot got through traffic before hitting the top right corner of the net at 18:49 of the third.
- Dating back to last year, BU had a scoreless streak of 97:53 against Maine until Carpenter's goal.
- Junior Jake Oettinger turned in a strong 36-save performance for the Terriers with 14 of them coming in the opening period.
- Junior defensemen Dante Fabbro and Chad Krys both assisted on each of the first two goals.
- Bowers recorded a career-high 12 shots on goal.
- BU held a 42-38 shot advantage and had 22 shots in the second period alone.
- Sophomore Jeremy Swayman made 39 saves for the Black Bears.
- The Terriers went 3-of-6 on the power play and killed off four of Maine's five chances with the man advantage.
- BU has now won eight of its past 10 meetings with the Black Bears.
- BU and Maine will wrap up their weekend series on Saturday (Nov. 17) at 7 p.m.
- The game will be televised on NESNplus.