Freshman goaltender Spencer Knight made 30 saves for the Eagles
Regular Season Champion Boston College Earns 4-1 Win At Boston University
Freshman goaltender Spencer Knight made 30 saves for the Eagles

BOSTON - The Boston University men's ice hockey team dropped a 4-1 contest to visiting Boston College on Saturday evening at Agganis Arena.

The Eagles scored early and built a 3-0 lead before senior Patrick Curry added on to his team-leading goal total with a power-play tally midway through the third.

BC added an empty-net tally and the Terriers fell to an even 12-12-8 on the year and 9-8-5 in Hockey East play.


- BC quickly took an early 1-0 lead off a defensive miscue with freshman Alex Newhook scoring off an assist from classmate Matt Boldy exactly seven minutes into the game.

- The visitors doubled their lead at the 7:48 mark of the second when a shot by Connor Moore from above the right circle went off BU netminder Sam Tucker and in.

- BU held a 21-14 shot advantage through two periods but found itself down a pair of goals.

- The deficit grew to 3-0 when David Cotton scored at the 4:40 mark of the third.

- On the latter of two BU power-play chances, a center-point effort by junior David Farrance was tipped in by Curry from the slot to make it a 3-1 contest with 11:08 to play.

- BU threatened to get closer but BC netminder Spencer Knight and the Eagles' defense closed it out and Graham McPhee added an empty-netter in the final seconds.


- BU held a 31-29 advantage in shots.

- Tucker made 25 saves for the Terriers while Knight turned in a 30-save performance.

- Farrance's assist allowed him to become the first BU defenseman in 22 years to tally 40 points in a season as Tom Poti recorded 42 in 1997-98, marking the most of any Terrier blueliner in the Hockey East era.

- Freshman Trevor Zegras also picked up an assist on Curry's goal.

- BU's lone penalty came with two seconds left in regulation and it came in a matching situation.

- The Terriers' power play scored on one of two chances.


- The Terriers will close out the regular season with a home-and-home series against Northeastern beginning Friday (March 6) at Matthews Arena.

- The game, which will be televised on NESN, starts at 7 p.m.

Game Summary

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Game statistics
29 Shots 31
0 / 0 Power Plays 1 / 2
3 / 6 PIM 1 / 2
23-8-1 Records 12-12-8
Boston College Boston University
Alex Newhook (19)
Connor Moore (2)
2nd/7:48  GW
David Cotton (15)
Patrick Curry (18)
3rd/8:52 PP
Graham McPhee (5)
3rd/19:52  EN
Boston College Boston University
Spencer Knight
60:00, 30 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 22-8-1)
Sam Tucker
57:24, 25 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 9-7-6)

Empty Net
2:36, 1 GA