|1st||17:29||BU||1-0||EV||Ryan Cloonan (2)||Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson/2, Matt Lane/1|
|2nd||4:48||CON||1-1||EV||Maxim Letunov (4)||Kyle Huson/2, Tage Thompson/4|
|3rd||5:50||BU||2-1||PP||Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (1)||Danny O'Regan/2, Brandon Fortunato/2|
|3rd||8:50||BU||3-1||PP GW||Brandon Fortunato (2)||Ahti Oksanen/1, Danny O'Regan/3|
|3rd||19:36||CON||2-3||EV EA||Maxim Letunov (5)||Evan Richardson/2, Johnny Austin/1|
|3rd||19:44||BU||4-2||EV EN||Brandon Hickey (1)||Danny O'Regan/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (2-1-0)||2/5||4/8||0|
|Rob Nichols (L, 2-1-0)||59:05||3||11||6||12||29|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Sean Maguire (W, 1-1-0)||59:13||2||8||6||2||16|
BOSTON - Freshman Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and sophomore Brandon Fortunato scored power-play goals in the third period to lift the No. 7/8 Boston University men's ice hockey team to a 4-2 victory over visiting Connecticut in the Hockey East opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon at Agganis Arena.
BU (2-1-0, 1-0-0 HE) scored the lone goal of the opening period when freshman Ryan Cloonan backhanded a rebound over UConn netminder Rob Nichols. The Huskies responded with the only tally of the middle stanza to create a 1-1 deadlock entering the third.
Forsbacka Karlsson broke the tie with a power-play marker - his first collegiate goal - at the 5:50 mark of the third and Fortunato double the lead exactly three minutes later with a goal during a five-minute UConn major .
With Nichols pulled in favor of an extra attacker, UConn's Max Letunov scored his second goal of the night to make it 3-2 with 23.6 seconds remaining in regulation.
Sophomore Brandon Hickey sealed the victory with a long empty-netter thanks to senior Danny O'Regan's third assist of the night.
Junior Sean Maguire picked up his first win of the season in the BU goal with a 16-save performance. BU held a 33-18 shot advantage as Nichols turned aside 29 of the Terriers' shots on the night. UConn now stands at 2-2-0 overall with a 0-1-0 conference mark.
BU went 2-for-5 on the power play and successfully killed off all four of its penalties.
Forsbacka Karlsson and Fortunato both earned an assist to earn two-point nights. Seniors Matt Lane and Ahti Oksanen also recorded one assist apiece.
The two teams will wrap up their home-and-home series on Tuesday (Oct. 27) at the XL Center in Hartford.