|1st||0:35||BU||1-0||EV||Danny O'Regan (4)||Jack Eichel/6, Evan Rodrigues/6|
|1st||3:43||CON||1-1||EV||Shawn Pauly (1)||Spencer Naas/3, Trevor Gerling/1|
|2nd||18:50||CON||2-1||PP||Trevor Gerling (3)||Shawn Pauly/4, Evan Richardson/2|
|3rd||0:39||BU||2-2||EV||Brien Diffley (1)||Jack Eichel/7, Danny O'Regan/6|
|3rd||9:00||CON||3-2||EV||Trevor Gerling (4)||Shawn Pauly/5, Derek Pratt/1|
|3rd||9:30||BU||3-3||EV||Mike Moran (2)||Brien Diffley/2, Nick Roberto/2|
|3rd||15:43||BU||4-3||EV||Danny O'Regan (5)||Jack Eichel/8, Evan Rodrigues/7|
|3rd||16:46||CON||4-4||PP GT||Shawn Pauly (2)||Kasperi Ojantakanen/2, Trevor Gerling/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (5-1-1)||0/3||7/25||0|
|Rob Nichols (T, 2-4-3)||65:00||4||11||11||6||2||30|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Connor LaCouvee (T, 1-0-1)||65:00||4||7||6||8||1||22|
BOSTON - The No. 5 Boston University men's ice hockey team held two leads and erased two deficits but ended up skating to a 4-4 draw with visiting Connecticut on Saturday evening at Agganis Arena. Junior Danny O'Regan scored two goals and added an assist for the Terriers, who move to 5-1-1 overall and 3-1-1 in Hockey East play.
O'Regan scored 35 seconds into the contest and then gave the Terriers the lead again at 4-3 with 4:17 left in regulation. The Huskies, however, drew a penalty soon after and capitalized on it, creating the fourth and final deadlock of the contest, which was the first-ever Hockey East match-up between the two schools.
Junior Shawn Pauly and senior Trevor Gerling each recorded two goals and two assists for the Huskies, who now stand at 2-4-3 overall with a 1-2-1 conference mark. Pauly scored the game's final goal with 3:14 remaining in the third.
Freshman Brien Diffley potted his first collegiate goal for the Terriers and also added an assist while junior Mike Moran notched his second goal in as many games. Freshman Jack Eichel earned three primary assists and now leads the nation in points per game at 1.86.
Making his second start of his rookie year, Connor LaCouvee made 22 saves in goal for the Terriers. Sophomore Rob Nichols turned in a 30-save performance for the Huskies.
BU held a 34-26 shot advantage and came up empty on three power-play opportunities. UConn scored on two of its six chances with the man advantage, including a five-minute major towards the end of the second period.
Just moments after the opening faceoff, Eichel brought the puck up the left side before coming to a halt and finding O'Regan with a cross-ice pass. O'Regan skated through the slot before depositing a backhand to the back of the early for an early 1-0 lead.
UConn got an equalizer just over three minutes later when a rebound fell right to the stick of Pauly while skating through the right slot.
The visitors took their first lead on the major power play late in the middle stanza. After two saved attempts by Pauly, Gerling got an open look below the left circle to make it a 2-1 contest.
That would be the lone goal of the second, as BU drew even at 2-2 in the opening minute of the third. Eichel curled around the top of the left circle before spotting Diffley on right side. Diffley one-timed his classmate's pass past Nichols for his first goal as a Terrier.
The Huskies took their second and final lead at the 9-minute mark of the third on a nice rush by Pauly and Gerling. The two came up the right side before Pauly snuck behind a defender and took a pass from Pauly before backhanding a puck that eluded LaCouvee.
Just 30 seconds later, Moran batted in an elevated rebound from a shot by Diffley to make it a 3-3 affair.
With time ticking down, Eichel sprung O'Regan for a breakaway and the junior did not disappoint, tucking a shot home to give BU a 4-3 advantage and ignite the crowd in the process.
The visitors spoiled the late rally with their second power-play marker of the night. A rebound following a shot from the right circle by Kasperi Ojantakanen fell right in the crease, where Pauly was there to pounce on it and send the game to overtime.