Boston University Claims Regular Season Crown With 6-1 Win At Northeastern
Junior forward Ahti Oksanen posts two goals and two assists for Terriers

Junior forward Ahti Oksanen had two goals and two assists for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 8:04  BU1-0 SH Jack Eichel (17) -
1st 11:34  BU2-0 EV GW Ahti Oksanen (21)J.J. Piccinich/2, Matt Grzelcyk/21
1st 13:53  BU3-0 PP Danny O'Regan (19)Ahti Oksanen/9, Evan Rodrigues/31
1st 15:45  NOE1-3 EV Kevin Roy (19)Dalen Hedges/25, Mike McMurtry/17
1st 16:11  BU4-1 EV Matt Grzelcyk (8)Evan Rodrigues/32, Brandon Fortunato/14
2nd 18:19  BU5-1 PP Ahti Oksanen (22)Jack Eichel/37, Matt Grzelcyk/22
3rd 18:22  BU6-1 PP Jack Eichel (18)Danny O'Regan/22, Ahti Oksanen/10
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  4116
Northeastern  1001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  1414735
Northeastern  127625
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (21-7-5)  3/8 5/10 1
Northeastern (16-14-4)  0/5 8/16 0
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Matt O'Connor (W, 18-3-4)56:411 117624
Anthony Moccia3:190 0000
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Clay Witt (L, 11-8-2)60:006 1013629

BOSTON - No. 4 Boston University (21-7-5, 14-5-3) used a four-goal first period and won 36-of-54 face-offs to skate to a 5-1 victory against the Northeastern men's ice hockey team (16-14-4, 11-9-2) on Saturday night at Matthews Arena.

With the loss, Northeastern finishes sixth in the Hockey East standings, and will host Merrimack in a best-of-three first round series beginning on Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m. from Matthews Arena.

Kevin Roy scored the lone goal for the Huskies, who were outshot 35-25 and received 20 saves from netminder Clay Witt on Senior Night. Ahti Oksanen (two goals, two assists) logged a four-point night while Matt Grzelcyk (one goal, two assists) Jack Eichel (two goals, one assist) contributed three points apiece.

The Terriers came out hard in the first period, turning the tables on the Huskies from last night and potting four goals in the first 20 minutes of play. The first came eight minutes into the contest when Jack Eichel took the puck coast-to-coast with BU shorthanded, beating Witt for his 17th goal of the year. Three minutes later, Ahti Oksanan made it 2-0 Boston University on a two-on-one rush with J.J. Piccinich. Piccinich's initial shot was stopped by Witt, but Oksanan crashed the cage in search of the rebound, and knocked it home for his 21st goal of the season.

Danny O'Regan put the Terriers up by three with 6:07 to go in the frame when he finished off some tic-tac-toe passing as Evan Rodrigues hit Oksanan down low before Oksanen fired it quickly across the O'Regan in the slot for the score.

Roy cut the deficit to two less than two minutes after the O'Regan tally when he received a feed from Dalen Hedges entering the zone, and Roy sniped a shot from the top of the left dot that beat O'Connor over the shoulder for Roy's 19th of the year and third tally of the week.

Boston University, however, struck right back just 26 seconds later when Matt Grzelcyk one-timed a pass from Rodrigues through a screen and past Witt to make it 4-1 Terriers.

Witt steered aside 13 shots in the second period as BU kept the pressure on, but a late Terrier goal extended their advantage to four goals. Early in the stanza, Hedges had a chance in the slot when he gathered a loose puck and blasted it on goal, but it caught O'Connor in the chest and the Terriers flew up ice on transition.

With the Terriers on the power play in the final minutes of the period, Oksanen buried his second goal of the night when he hammered home a loose puck off the stick of Eichel, beating Witt who could not come across the crease in time.

Penalties took over the third period, with each team being assessed three minor penalties. Boston University notched its third power play tally of the evening with 1:38 to go in regulation when Eichel's shot ricocheted off the leg of a Northeastern defenseman and past Witt.

The Huskies will be back in action on Friday night for the start of the conference playoffs against Merrimack. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.

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