Junior forward Matt Nieto had a goal and two assists for the Terriers
BOSTON - Senior Connor Morrision scored with 47.2 seconds left in overtime to cap a late four-goal run by visiting Harvard as the No. 8 Boston University men's ice hockey team dropped a 6-5 contest on Wednesday evening at Agganis Arena.
The result spoiled a three-point effort by freshman Danny O'Regan, who tallied two goals and an assist in a match-up against his older brother, Tommy, who added a goal and two assists for Harvard.
BU took a 5-2 lead 1:27 into the third on O'Regan's second marker of the evening, but Harvard responded with goals from Marshall Everson (6:38), Luke Greiner (8:34) and Colin Blackwell (16:14) to force overtime.
Just after the teams entered the final minute of the extra session, Tommy O'Regan passed the puck up to Morrison, who received the puck on the left side and skated skated through the inner edge of the near circle before roofing a shot past freshman Matt O'Connor to end the game.
Junior Matt Nieto also had a three-point night, recording a goal and two assists for the Terriers, who also got tallies from freshman Wesley Myron and senior Wade Megan.
BU took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission and made it 3-0 in the opening minute of the second on Megan's team-best 10th tally of the year.
The visitors climbed back into the contest with goals from O'Regan and Brian Hart before Nieto reestablished a multi-goal lead at 4-2 midway through the middle stanza.
O'Connor made 29 saves for BU, which held a 43-35 shot advantage. Raphael Girard shook off a tough start and turned in a 38-save performance to earn the win in goal.
Harvard scored on two of its three power-play chances in the game while the Terriers went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
BU will return to action on Friday (Jan. 11) when it visits Merrimack for a Hockey East game beginning at 7:30 p.m.