MANKATO, Minn. - The No. 8/9 Boston University men's ice hockey team dropped a 4-3 contest to No. 11 Minnesota State in its season opener on Friday evening at Verizon Center.
Co-captains Bobo Carpenter and Dante Fabbro each recorded a goal and an assist while junior Patrick Curry added a goal and sophomore David Farrance collected a pair of assists.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- BU took a 3-2 lead at 11:28 of the second period but the home team scored late in the middle stanza and then took advantage of a fortunate bounce midway through the third to score the game-winner.
- The Terriers were whistled for 10 penalties and 31 penalty minutes, including a major and game misconduct with just over seven minutes left in regulation.
- MSU opened the scoring at 11:56 of the first period on a tally by Parker Tuomie right as a penalty was called on the Terriers.
- The Terriers made sure to head into the first intermission tied as a slap shot by Fabbro from the right point found the back of the net with 4.5 seconds left in the opening period.
- BU earned its first of two leads on the night at 5:35 of the second when Curry finished off a feed from Farrance, making it 2-1 in favor of the visitors.
- A wrister by MSU's Dallas Gerads beat BU netminder Jake Oettinger at 9:53 of the middle period to create a 2-2 deadlock.
- Less than two minutes later, BU took advantage of a power-play chance as Carpenter buried a shot from the left circle following a cross-ice pass from Fabbro.
- Tuomie and Gerads provided the game-tying goal and the game-winner, respectively, to cap off their two-goal nights.
- The Terriers' penalty kill was a perfect 7-for-7 on the night including the major late in the third.
- BU scored on its third and final power-play chance of the night.
- Junior Jake Oettinger recorded 31 saves in goal for the Terriers while Dryden McKay stopped 21 BU shots for the Mavericks in his collegiate debut.
- The two teams will close out their season-opening series on Saturday (Oct. 13).
- Game time at Verizon Center is set for 8 p.m. ET.