|1st||5:40||BU||1-0||EV||Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (8)||Danny O'Regan/25, Jordan Greenway/19|
|1st||8:33||UMA||1-1||EV||Dennis Kravchenko (12)||Austin Plevy/13, Joseph Widmar/4|
|2nd||5:53||BU||2-1||PP||Danny O'Regan (15)||Matt Grzelcyk/11, Charlie McAvoy/17|
|2nd||11:13||UMA||2-2||EV||Shane Walsh (18)||Steven Iacobellis/17, Dennis Kravchenko/16|
|2nd||12:39||BU||3-2||EV||Matt Grzelcyk (10)||Charlie McAvoy/18, Matt Lane/14|
|2nd||17:50||UMA||3-3||PP||Kurt Keats (4)||Austin Plevy/14, Ray Pigozzi/22|
|2nd||18:45||BU||4-3||EV||Danny O'Regan (16)||Jordan Greenway/20, Charlie McAvoy/19|
|3rd||3:51||UMA||4-4||EV||Austin Plevy (10)||Callum Fryer/4, Kurt Keats/8|
|3rd||11:51||BU||5-4||EV GW||Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (9)||Charlie McAvoy/20, Danny O'Regan/26|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (21-10-5)||1/2||7/22||0|
|Nic Renyard (L, 5-15-4)||58:38||5||12||14||12||38|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Sean Maguire (W, 13-6-1)||59:31||4||8||16||8||32|
BOSTON - Playing in his final home game, senior Danny O'Regan tallied four points (2g, 2a) to lead the No. 9 Boston University men's ice hockey team to a 5-4 victory and a Hockey East Opening Round sweep of Massachusetts on Saturday evening at Agganis Arena.
Freshman Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson opened and closed the scoring, earning his first game-winning goal as a Terrier with 8:09 left to break a 4-4 tie.
The Terriers, who will travel to face fourth-seeded and 12th-ranked UMass Lowell in next weekend's quarterfinal round, had four leads erased before Forsbacka Karlsson cashed in on a rebound off a shot by fellow rookie Charlie McAvoy to create the 5-4 final. McAvoy assisted on each of the Terriers' final four games of the evening.
BU (21-10-5) also got a goal from senior Matt Grzelcyk, who added an assist for a two-point night. Freshman Jordan Greenway registered a pair of assists and senior Matt Lane picked up a helper.
UMass (8-24-4) had its season come to an end despite a pair of one-goal losses to the Terriers as the 12th seed in this year's league tournament. BU has now won eight straight home games in the Hockey East playoffs.
Senior Sean Maguire turned aside 32 UMass shots to earn the win in goal and will finish his career with an Agganis-record .939 save percentage at home.
The Minutemen got goals from four different players to go along with a 38-save performance between the pipes from freshman Nic Renyard. Freshman Austin Plevy recorded a goal and two assists.
O'Regan's four points matched a career high and give him 152 for his career, as he became the 18th player in program history to reach the 150-point mark.
BU posted a 14-2-2 record at Agganis Arena this season for an .833 winning percentage, which is the best in the 11-year history of the building.
Forbacka Karlsson gave BU a 1-0 lead just 5:40 into the game when he knocked home an elevated puck at the right crease off a rebound from a shot by O'Regan.
The visitors created a 1-1 deadlock at the first intermission thanks to a goal by sophomore Dennis Kravchenko from the high slot less than three minutes later.
The Terriers regained the lead off an early power play in the second period when O'Regan buried a one-timer from the top of the left circle following a cross-ice pass by Grzelcyk. Senior Shane Walsh drew UMass even again at the 11:13 mark of the second when he snuck a shot past Maguire from the foot of right circle.
Grzelcyk notched his 10th goal of the season just 86 seconds after Walsh's tally, blasting a shot through traffic from the left side that eluded Renyard.
The Minutemen had four power-play chances in the second period alone and converted on one of them to create a 3-3 contest. Freshman Kurt Keats got left open in the middle of the slot and got spotted by Plevy, who fed him the puck for a quick redirect with 2:10 left in the second.
BU would take its third lead of the frame, however, just 55 ticks later when O'Regan tallied his second of the night thanks to a nice feed by Greenway from behind the net.
Up 4-3 entering the third, the Terriers would once again allow the Minutemen to make things square. Plevy pounced on a rebound by the right post at 3:51 of the third following a hard shot by freshman Callum Fryer.
The 4-4 score would last for exactly eight minutes before Forsbacka Karlsson's heroics pushed the Terriers' current home unbeaten streak to nine games (8-0-1).
The Terriers will begin their quarterfinal series at UMass Lowell on Friday (March 11) at the Tsongas Center.