BOSTON - The Boston University men's ice hockey team extended its win streak to five games and completed a weekend sweep of Maine with a 5-1 victory over the Black Bears on Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
Five different players found the back of the net, senior David Farrance added three assists and freshman Drew Commesso allowed only a late goal while making 30 saves.
Following Friday's 4-3 overtime victory over the Black Bears, Saturday's result completed a sweep and gave the Terriers their first five-game win streak since March of 2018.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- For the third time in four games, Dylan Peterson opened the scoring as the freshman was the beneficiary of some good passing by Farrance and classmate Nick Zabaneh, giving him an open look from the right circle just 6:20 into the contest.
- The Terriers took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission before tacking on two more goals in the middle period.
- On its first power-play chance of the contest, BU doubled its advantage when sophomore Jay O'Brien's shot from the right side went off of sophomore Wilmer Skoog's shinpad and in at the crease with 14:55 left in the second.
- The Terriers took a 3-0 lead when classmate Alex Vlasic won a puck battle and pushed it up the ice to classmate Robert Mastrosimone, who swiftly got around the defense before beating Maine netminder Victor Ostman with a snapshot at the foot of the right circle at 17:22 of the middle stanza.
- Another goal off a rush pushed the lead to 4-0 as freshman Luke Tuch buried his chance from the left circle with assists from Mastrosimone and Farrance just 59 seconds into the third.
- Maine ended Commesso's shutout bid on a goal that wasn't awarded until a replay took place after the goal judge activated the lamp.
- The tally came on the Black Bears' fifth power-play chance of the night as Adam Dawe converted a wraparound with 3:19 left in regulation.
- The visitors pulled the goaltender soon after the ensuing faceoff but the Terriers sealed the victory after O'Brien potted an empty-netter from the neutral zone at the 17:35 mark.
- The last time BU won five straight games was 2018, when they started out the postseason with five victories in a row before falling in the NCAA quarterfinals.
- Farrance has at least one point in all six games this season with five multi-point efforts.
- Maine held a 31-26 shot advantage for the game.
- The Terriers were 1-for-4 on the power play while the visitors were 1-for-5.
- Sophomore Sam Stevens won eight of 10 faceoffs for BU.
- BU's 5-1-0 record matches its best start since 2010 (2014-15 team also went 5-1-0).
- With the Hockey East future schedule now being announced week-to-week, the Terriers will learn their next opponent on Tuesday.