|1st||0:57||BU||1-0||EV||Jordan Greenway (3)||Brandon Hickey/3, Ahti Oksanen/15|
|1st||2:43||BU||2-0||EV||Chase Phelps (3)||Tommy Kelley/1, Matt Grzelcyk/7|
|1st||4:49||BU||3-0||EV||Mike Moran (2)||Chase Phelps/1|
|1st||7:04||UMA||1-3||PP||Ray Pigozzi (8)||Kurt Keats/5, Ivan Chukarov/5|
|1st||19:07||BU||4-1||EV GW||Oskar Andrén (1)||Danny O'Regan/22, Doyle Somerby/8|
|2nd||12:30||BU||5-1||PP||Danny O'Regan (10)||Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson/16, Ahti Oksanen/16|
|3rd||6:09||UMA||2-5||PP||Dominic Trento (8)||Shane Walsh/9, Dennis Kravchenko/12|
|3rd||7:03||UMA||3-5||EV||Joseph Widmar (1)||Steven Iacobellis/15, Ray Pigozzi/17|
|3rd||12:10||BU||6-3||EV||Jordan Greenway (4)||-|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (16-7-4)||1/3||5/10||0|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Sean Maguire (W, 9-4-1)||60:00||3||5||14||11||30|
|Nic Renyard (L, 4-12-4)||57:17||4||9||11||7||27|
AMHERST, Mass. - Despite playing level with No. 2 Boston University for the final two periods, University of Massachusetts hockey was unable to climb out of an early 3-0 hole, falling 6-3 on Friday night at the Mullins Center. The setback leaves the Minutemen at 7-17-4 overall, 2-12-4 in Hockey East, while the Terriers improve to 16-7-4 on the season and 9-4-3 in league action.
Eight players combined for UMass' eight points in the contest, including freshman Joseph Widmar who netted his first collegiate goal. Senior Shane Walsh contributed an assist for his team-leading 24th point of the year, while junior Ray Pigozzi kept pace with Walsh, registering a power-play goal for his 24th point, as well. Freshman Ivan Chukarov contributed an assist to extend his point-scoring streak to three straight games.
Boston University opened the contest with three goals in the first 4:49. Fifty-seven ticks into the first period, Jordan Greenway tapped in a rebound off the end boards from Brandon Hickey and Ahti Oksanen to give the Terriers a 1-0 lead.
Chase Phelps then tucked in a wraparound at the 2:43 mark from Tommy Kelley and Matt Grzelcyk to chase starting goaltender Henry Dill from the net. Mike Moran completed the offensive flurry for BU with his tally from Phelps 4:49 into the stanza.
UMass responded with a power-play goal at 7:04 to pull back within two. Freshman Kurt Keats collected the puck from Chukarov at the left point and found Pigozzi at the opposite side of the crease to finish the play with his eighth goal of the season.
However, the Terriers managed to stretch the lead back to three before the close of the period. Danny O'Regan and Doyle Somerby set up a one-timer by Oskar Andren from the slot to make it a 4-1 score at 19:07.
BU added its fifth of the night 12:30 into the second period, converting on the power play with O'Regan tipping in a Jakob Forsbaka Karlsson shot from the right faceoff circle. Oksanen earned an assist on the play, as well.
The Minutemen used another power play chance to inch closer at the 6:09 mark of the third period. Off a feed from Walsh and sophomore Dennis Kravchenko, Dominic Trento flung the puck over the shoulder of Sean Maguire on a tough-angle shot to bring the score to 5-2.
Just 54 seconds later, UMass added another with Widmar cleaning up a loose puck in the crease from junior Steven Iacobellis, making it a two-goal game at 5-3.
The Terriers went on to complete the scoring 12:10 into the final stanza with Jordan Greenway knocking in the puck off a defensive miscue by the Minutemen.
BU ended the night with a 34- 33 shot advantage and went 1-for-3 on the power play, while UMass was 2-for-4 with the man advantage. Maguire totaled 30 saves for the Terriers and Nic Renyard made 27 stops, playing the final 57:17 in a relief role.
UMass will be back in action on Tue., Feb. 9, when the squad will face off against American International at the MassMutual Center in Springfield at 7 p.m.