Senior goaltender Sam Tucker made 49 saves for the Terriers
Boston University Holds Off Massachusetts, 4-3
Senior goaltender Sam Tucker made 49 saves for the Terriers

BOSTON - The Boston University men's ice hockey team held off a third-period comeback try by visiting Massachusetts to earn a 4-3 victory over the fifth-ranked Minutemen on Friday evening at Agganis Arena.

Graduate student Sam Tucker stopped the first 39 shots he faced and finished with a career-high 49 saves for the Terriers, who move to 3-3-4 on the season with a 2-2-3 Hockey East mark.

After scoring the lone goal of the opening period, the Terriers erupted with a three-goal second period to take a commanding 4-0 lead. The Minutemen rallied with three goals in the first nine minutes of the third before BU held on for the victory.

Senior captain Patrick Curry had a goal and an assist for the Terriers while junior David Farrance's team-leading ninth goal of the season proved to be the game-winner.

Sophomore Matthew Quercia opened the scoring with a delayed-penalty goal and senior Gabriel Chabot scored off an impressive individual effort, winning a puck after a lengthy battle behind the net before curling around and wristing a shot from the left circle that beat UMass netminder Matt Murray for a 2-0 lead.

The teams will meet again on Saturday (Nov. 16) in Amherst to wrap up the home-and-home weekend. Game time is set for 8 p.m.

Game Summary

Friday, November 15, 2019

Game statistics
52 Shots 22
0 / 2 Power Plays 1 / 3
3 / 6 PIM 2 / 4
6-3-0 Records 3-3-4
Massachusetts Boston University
Matthew Quercia (4)
1st/7:02  EA DP
Patrick Curry (8)
Gabriel Chabot (2)
David Farrance (9)
2nd/19:55 PP GW
Gianfranco Cassaro (1)
Oliver Chau (1)
Zac Jones (3)
Massachusetts Boston University
Matt Murray
25:26, 7 Saves, 3 GA

Filip Lindberg
33:26, 11 Saves, 1 GA
(L, 3-2-0)

Empty Net
1:08, 0 GA
Sam Tucker
59:03, 49 Saves, 3 GA
(W, 3-1-4)

Empty Net
0:57, 0 GA