|2nd||13:19||YAL||1-0||PP||Nate Repensky (3)||Mike Doherty/9, Frankie DiChiara/14|
|3rd||8:21||BU||1-1||EV||Ahti Oksanen (24)||A.J. Greer/4, Cason Hohmann/18|
|3rd||11:20||BU||2-1||EV||Evan Rodrigues (19)||Danny O'Regan/25|
|3rd||13:12||YAL||2-2||EV||Frankie DiChiara (9)||Cody Learned/10, Carson Cooper/14|
|OT||7:27||BU||3-2||EV GW||Danny O'Regan (22)||Jack Eichel/43, Evan Rodrigues/40|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (26-7-5)||0/5||4/8||0|
|Alex Lyon (L, 17-10-5)||67:27||3||11||11||12||5||39|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Matt O'Connor (W, 23-3-4)||67:27||2||6||12||1||2||21|
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Junior Danny O'Regan scored 7:27 into overtime to lift the Boston University men's ice hockey team to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Yale in the opening game of the NCAA Northeast Regional on Friday afternoon at Verizon Wirless Arena.
Down 1-0 after two periods, the Terriers did not get on the board until the 49th minute of play. Junior Ahti Oksanen ended the scoring drought at 8:21 of the third and senior Evan Rodrigues gave BU a 2-1 lead less than three minutes later.
Yale sent the game to overtime, however, as Frankie DiChiara potted a wrister with 6:48 left in regulation.
Rodrigues drew a Yale penalty in the closing seconds of regulation to give the Terriers a power-play chance to start the extra session.
Despite coming up empty for the seventh time with a man advantage, BU continued to pressure the Bulldogs and sophomore goaltender Alex Lyon.
A lengthy possession in the Yale zone resulted in the winner, as O'Regan elevated a rebound over Lyon from below the left circle on assists from freshman Jack Eichel and Rodrigues.
The Terriers got a 21-save performance in goal from junior Matt O'Connor and peppered Lyon with 42 shots. BU held a 20-4 shot advantage after the second period.
The Terriers will face Minnesota-Duluth in the regional final on Saturday (March 28) at 5:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.