Gillies 37 Saves Backstop Providence To 2-1 Win At Boston University
Junior goaltender Jon Gillies stops 37 shots for Friars

Junior goaltender Jon Gillies made 37 saves for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 8:57  PRV1-0 PP Mark Jankowski (1)Anthony Florentino/4, Shane Luke/1
2nd 12:18  PRV2-0 EV GW Shane Luke (1)Noel Acciari/1
3rd 4:38  BU1-2 PP Danny O'Regan (3)Matt Grzelcyk/2, Jack Eichel/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Providence  1102
Boston University  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Providence  1710633
Boston University  5151838
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (2-3-1)  1/6 6/12 0
Boston University (4-1-0)  1/4 8/16 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jon Gillies (W, 2-3-1)59:471 5151737
Empty Net0:130     
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Matt O'Connor (L, 3-1-0)58:472 169631
Empty Net1:130     

BOSTON, Mass. - The No. 6 Boston University men's ice hockey team was unable to recover from a slow start on Saturday night, as No. 8/9 Providence secured a weekend split with a 2-1 victory over the Terriers at Agganis Arena. BU suffered its first loss of the season to move to 4-1-0 overall and 2-1-0 in Hockey East play.

PC netminder Jon Gillies earned first-star honor with a 37-save performance. Shane Luke scored the eventual game-winner and assisted on the Friars' other goal to help them improve to 2-3-1 on the year with a 1-1-0 conference mark.

Junior Danny O'Regan cut a 2-0 deficit in half with a power-play goal at 4:38 of the third, but that would be the only shot to get past Gillies and the PC defense. In goal, junior Matt O'Connor stopped 31 shots for BU.

Following BU's thorough 4-1 win in Providence on Friday, the Friars were determined to rebound and turned in a dominating first period in which they outshot the Terriers, 17-5, and opened the scoring with a power-play goal.

After the Terriers were unable to clear a loose puck in the slot, Mark Jankowski tucked a shot inside the left post at 8:57 from the foot of the right circle with assists from Anthony Florentino and Luke.

At 12:18 of the second, Luke doubled the visitors' lead when he capitalized on a BU turnover and beat O'Connor high glove side from the left slot.

Determined to get back into the contest, BU turned in a strong third period. On their first two power-play chances in the third, the Terriers spoiled Gillies' shutout bid following a scramble in front of the net.

Freshman Jack Eichel found junior captain Matt Grzelcyk in the the right circle. Grzelcyk's shot was saved by Gillies but the puck bounced around before settling in the crease, where O'Regan punched it in for his third goal of the season. The goal came at the 4:38 mark.

BU continued to put on the pressure, but Gillies stood tall, including a three-shot power play late in regulation.

The Terriers were 1-of-6 with the man advantage for the game and killed off three of PC's four power-play chances.

BU will return to action on Friday (Nov. 7) when it visits fifth-ranked Boston College in a game that will be televised on the NBC Sports Network. Game time at Conte Forum is set for 8 p.m.