|1st||8:23||HAR||1-0||PP||Jimmy Vesey (10)||Clay Anderson/4, Alexander Kerfoot/14|
|2nd||1:48||BU||1-1||EV||Matt Lane (9)||Robbie Baillargeon/4|
|2nd||2:12||HAR||2-1||EV||Sean Malone (2)||Seb Lloyd/4, Tyler Moy/4|
|2nd||12:33||BU||2-2||EV||Matt Lane (10)||Mike Moran/4|
|2nd||13:55||HAR||3-2||EV||Sean Malone (3)||Tyler Moy/5, Seb Lloyd/5|
|3rd||3:33||HAR||4-2||EV||Jake Horton (2)||Devin Tringale/3, Clay Anderson/5|
|3rd||6:51||BU||3-4||PP||Danny O'Regan (6)||Ahti Oksanen/8, Matt Grzelcyk/4|
|3rd||10:00||HAR||5-3||EV||Kyle Criscuolo (11)||Jimmy Vesey/12, Alexander Kerfoot/15|
|3rd||16:02||BU||4-5||PP||Matt Grzelcyk (3)||Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson/11, Ahti Oksanen/9|
|3rd||17:06||BU||5-5||EV||Danny O'Regan (7)||Charlie McAvoy/8, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson/12|
|3rd||18:11||BU||6-5||EV GW||Ahti Oksanen (10)||Matt Lane/6, Jordan Greenway/8|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (10-6-3)||2/4||4/8||0|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Sean Maguire (W, 4-3-0)||60:00||5||17||9||6||32|
|Merrick Madsen (L, 7-1-2)||59:07||6||2||6||16||24|
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.