BOSTON - Junior David Farrance tallied two power-play goals in the third period and Trevor Zegras collected a career-high three points to help the Boston University men's ice hockey team rally for a 3-3 tie against No. 11 Providence on Friday night at Agganis Arena.
BU (2-2-4, 1-1-3 HEAM) trailed Providence (4-3-2, 2-2-1 HEAM) by a pair of goals entering the final frame, but Farrance's two markers forced overtime. The Terriers had a chance to claim both points in the extra session, but they were unable to capitalize on a late power-play opportunity.
Zegras factored on all three Terrier goals, scoring the opening marker before assisting on both of Farrance's strikes. Senior Patrick Harper recorded two assists while freshman Robert Mastrosimone also added an assist. Graduate student Sam Tucker made 22 saves, including nine over the final 25 minutes, to help secure the tie.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After a scoreless first period in which the Terriers held a 14-9 shot advantage, BU opened the scoring on a goal by Zegras.
- Harper picked off a pass along the boards behind the Providence goal and curled around the goal before flinging a pass to the crease, where Zegras corralled the puck and roofed it for a 1-0 lead at 2:57 of the second.
- The visiting team responded with three goals later in the period to take a 3-1 lead into the second intermission.
- A shot by PC's Greg Printz went off a BU helmet and in just 68 seconds after the Zegras tally to make it a 1-1 contest.
- Printz scored again just under five minutes later when a BU turnover led to a 2-on-1 rush for the Friars.
- The three-goal run was capped by a power-play marker by Patrick Moynihan with 1:53 remaining in the middle stanza.
- Two Farrance one-timers on the power play sent the game to overtime.
- The first came at 3:30 of the third from the top of the right circle off assists from Mastrosimone and Zegras.
- Farrance made the Agganis crowd erupt with an even bigger rip from the center point, tying the game in the process with 2:17 left in regulation.
- BU committed a penalty just 13 seconds after the game-tying goal but the penalty kill was up to the task and the game went to overtime.
- The Terriers got another power-play chance with 2:15 to play in the extra session following a major and game misconduct on PC's Tyce Thompson, but could not take advantage and settled for the draw.
- The Terriers were on an 0-for-16 power-play drought entering the third period.
- BU held a 38-25 shot advantage for the game.
- Thirteen Terriers recorded at least one blocked shot in the game.
- Michael Lacke tallied 35 saves in goal for the Friars.
- Senior captain Patrick Curry had his 11-game point streak come to an end and was robbed by the right post in the second period on a shot that would have given BU a 2-1 lead.
- The Terriers went 2-for-6 on the power play while BC was 1-for-4.
- The two teams will wrap up their weekend home-and-home series on Saturday (Nov. 9) in Providence.
- Game time at Schneider Arena is set for 7 p.m.
- The game will be televised on NESN.