Seniors Send Boston University Past Harvard, 6-5
Senior forward Danny O'Regan scored twice for the Terriers

Senior forward Danny O'Regan scored twice for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 8:23  HAR1-0 PP Jimmy Vesey (10)Clay Anderson/4, Alexander Kerfoot/14
2nd 1:48  BU1-1 EV Matt Lane (9)Robbie Baillargeon/4
2nd 2:12  HAR2-1 EV Sean Malone (2)Seb Lloyd/4, Tyler Moy/4
2nd 12:33  BU2-2 EV Matt Lane (10)Mike Moran/4
2nd 13:55  HAR3-2 EV Sean Malone (3)Tyler Moy/5, Seb Lloyd/5
3rd 3:33  HAR4-2 EV Jake Horton (2)Devin Tringale/3, Clay Anderson/5
3rd 6:51  BU3-4 PP Danny O'Regan (6)Ahti Oksanen/8, Matt Grzelcyk/4
3rd 10:00  HAR5-3 EV Kyle Criscuolo (11)Jimmy Vesey/12, Alexander Kerfoot/15
3rd 16:02  BU4-5 PP Matt Grzelcyk (3)Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson/11, Ahti Oksanen/9
3rd 17:06  BU5-5 EV Danny O'Regan (7)Charlie McAvoy/8, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson/12
3rd 18:11  BU6-5 EV GW Ahti Oksanen (10)Matt Lane/6, Jordan Greenway/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  0246
Harvard  1225
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  282030
Harvard  1811837
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (10-6-3)  2/4 4/8 0
Harvard (8-2-3)  1/4 4/8 0
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sean Maguire (W, 4-3-0)60:005 179632
Harvard Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Merrick Madsen (L, 7-1-2)59:076 261624
Empty Net0:530     

ALLSTON, Mass. - Down 5-3 late in in the third period, the No. 11 Boston University men's ice hockey team got goals from three seniors in a span of 2:09 to earn a thrilling 6-5 victory at No. 4/5 Harvard on Thursday evening at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

All six goals came from the Terriers' senior class. Matt Lane scored two goals and set-up classmate Ahti Oksanen's game-winner with 1:49 left to play. After gathering a loose puck while skating behind the net, Lane spotted Oksanen at the foot of the right circle, where he buried a shot in the far corner to give BU its first and only lead.

Fellow senior Danny O'Regan scored twice, including the tying goal at 17:06 of the third, to pass his father, Tom, on BU's all-time points list. Captain Matt Grzelcyk started the late rally with a power-play marker with 3:58 remaining on the clock.

BU improves to 10-6-3 on the year while the Crimson falls to 8-2-3. Senior Sean Maguire turned in a 32-save performance to earn the win in goal. Merrick Madsen made 24 saves for Harvard and suffered his first collegiate loss in 10 decisions.

The Terriers, who were outshot by an 18-2 margin in the opening period, erased deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 with Lane goals before the home team took a 4-2 lead early in the third.

O'Regan's power-play goal at 6:51 of the final stanza cut the lead to 4-3 but the Crimson came right back, getting a goal from Kyle Criscuolo at the exact midpoint of the third to regain a two-goal cushion at 5-3.

Harvard held a 29-10 shot advantage through two periods before the Terriers recorded 20 of the 28 shots in the final stanza. BU went 2-for-4 on the power play and killed off three of the Crimson's four chances with the man advantage.

Oksanen added two assists to tie Lane for the game high in points at three. Harvard's Brock Malone scored two goals as he and Lane traded goals twice in the second period. Jimmy Vesey opened the scoring with a power-play tally and Jake Horton scored early in third to give the Crimson its first two-goal cushion at 4-2.

Harvard held a 37-30 advantage in shots but the Terriers put up 20 shots in the third period alone to supplement the comeback.

O'Regan now has 131 career points, tying him with Jacques Joubert for 34th on BU's all-time list. Tom O'Regan tallied 130 points (53g, 77a) during his BU career from 1979-83.

Thursday's result marked the third 6-5 decision in games between BU and Harvard since the start of the 2009-10 season. All three were won by the road team and the other two went to overtime.

BU will return to action on Saturday (Jan. 9) when it hosts Massachusetts at 7 p.m.