ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Despite taking a 1-0 lead into the third period and getting a standout 42-save performance by Matt O'Connor, the No. 13/14 Boston University men's ice hockey team fell at No. 4/4 Michigan by a score of 2-1 on Friday evening at Yost Ice Arena. BU moves to 3-2-0 on the season.
A goal late in the first period by freshman Robbie Baillargeon was the only scoring for the first 47 minutes of regulation. Michigan tied it up on a power-play marker at 7:16 of the third and then got the game winner on a penalty shot 90 seconds later.
BU had only one power-play chance all evening and killed off four of the Wolverines' five man-up opportunities. O'Connor stopped the first 34 Michigan shots he faced.
With 1:35 left in the opening stanza, Baillargeon one-timed a shot past Michigan netminder Zach Nagelvoort from the middle of the right circle.
Baillargeon scored for the second time in as many games and senior Garrett Noonan assisted on the play. Noonan stole a puck from the Wolverines in the right corner before finding Baillargeon for the game's opening marker.
Michigan (4-0-1) was denied time and time again by O'Connor and the Terrier defense until Tyler Motte scored off a power-play feed from Mac Bennett with 12:44 left in the third.
Shortly after, BU's Mike Moran was trailing Alex Guptill on a breakaway and was called for hooking. Guptill was awarded a penalty shot and fired it through O'Connor's legs for the game winner.
Michigan held a 44-19 shot advantage as Nagelvoort turned aside 18 BU shots.
The Terriers will return to action on Saturday (Oct. 26) when they visit Michigan State. Game time is set for 7 p.m.