BOSTON - The No. 13/14 Northeastern men's hockey team (4-2-1, 1-0-1) and Boston University (0-4-1, 0-2-1) had a combined 20 different players record points during a back and forth bout, including a five-goal third period, ultimately ending in a 5-5 draw at Matthews Arena on Thursday night.
BU outshot Northeastern 50-34 in the game as sophomore Cayden Primeau made a career-high 45 saves, including 12 stops during the Terriers' six power play opportunities in the game. NU was 1-of-4 on the man advantage and won 38-of-68 face-offs.
The Huskies bolted out to a 2-0 lead in the opening four minutes of the game on goals from Grant Jozefek and Bobby Hampton, chasing BU starter Max Prawdzik (two saves) in favor of Jake Oettinger (27 saves) in the process. After the Terriers cut the lead to one on a shorthanded strike from Patrick Curry late in the first, Patrick Schule (two goals) put the hosts back up by two with an unassisted effort 4:31 into the middle frame to give NU a 3-2 lead through 40 minutes.
That set the stage for a wild third period that saw the teams go punch for punch as Joel Farabee and Bobo Carpenter went back-to-back within 1:23 of one another to tie the game at three before Jozefek and Schule found the back of the net at the 6:06 and 10:57 marks, respectively, to put Northeastern back up by one, 5-4.
BU continued to push though, and buried the equalizer with 7:33 left in regulation on a power play goal from Chad Krys to make it 5-5 and force OT.
The teams will meet again on Saturday night at Agganis Arena, with game time set for 7 p.m.