FOUR-GOAL SECOND PERIOD PROPELS BOSTON UNIVERSITY PAST NEW HAMPSHIRE, 4-2
Junior netminder Grant Rollheiser makes 41 saves for Terriers
BOSTON - Junior netminder Grant Rollheiser made 41 saves and sophomore forward Alex Chiasson had a shorthanded goal and an assist as Boston University skated to a 4-2 win against New Hampshire on Saturday night at Agganis Arena.
BU fell behind, 1-0, after the first period and later trailed, 2-1, midway through the second frame. The Terriers then scored three straight goals in the middle stanza to account for the 4-2 final.
The Terriers garnered goals from four different players, including freshmen Adam Clendening, Sahir Gill and Matt Nieto.
UNH was paced by senior Paul Thompson, who recorded a goal and an assist, and sophomore Brett Kostolansky, who opened the scoring at 19:10 of the first period with a power-play tally. Senior Mike Sislo assisted on both of the Wildcats' goals and junior netminder Matt DiGirolamo turned aside 24 shots.
Clendening made it a 2-2 affair just past the game's midpoint, as his shot in transition from the top of the right circle eluded DiGirolamo at 10:27 of the second.
Chiasson's go-ahead goal came shorthanded, as the sophomore one-timed a pass from classmate Ryan Santana just underneath the crossbar with 3:38 left in the middle stanza.
The Terriers entered the second intermission with a two-goal cushion thanks to Gill's marker, which came unassisted with 18 ticks left on the clock to complete the four-goal frame. BU was 0-for-4 on the power play, while New Hampshire went 1-for-6. The Wildcats outshot the Terriers by a 43-28 margin and BU held a 39-27 advantage in faceoffs.
UNH, which entered the game on a nation-best nine-game unbeaten streak (6-0-3), handed BU its first loss of the season in a 5-2 contest in Durham, N.H.
Both teams will host Brown in their next game, as UNH welcomes the Bears to the Whittemore Center on Tuesday (Nov. 23) before the Terriers take them on at Agganis on Saturday (Nov. 27.