|1st||6:25||MER||1-0||PP||Brett Seney (7)||Johnathan Kovacevic/11, Sami Tavernier/4|
|1st||8:06||BU||1-1||PP||Clayton Keller (11)||Patrick Harper/17, Charlie McAvoy/12|
|2nd||12:51||MER||2-1||EV GW||Brett Seney (8)||Chris LeBlanc/4, Jace Hennig/9|
|3rd||5:11||MER||3-1||SH||Michael Babcock (3)||Marc Biega/1, Alfred Larsson/3|
|3rd||9:31||MER||4-1||EV||Michael Babcock (4)||Jonathan Lashyn/3, Mathieu Tibbet/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (16-7-2)||1/3||4/8||0|
|Collin Delia (W, 4-5-0)||60:00||1||15||12||10||37|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Jake Oettinger (L, 13-6-2)||60:00||4||3||13||11||27|
BOSTON - The No. 1/2 Boston University men's ice hockey team was swept by Merrimack in Hockey East play for the first time ever following a 4-1 home loss to the Warriors on Friday evening.
Final Score: Merrimack 4, #1/2 Boston University 1
Records: BU (16-7-2, 9-4-2 Hockey East), Merrimack (10-13-3, 4-7-3 Hockey East)
Location: Agganis Arena - Boston, Mass.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Brett Seney scored Merrimack's first two goals, including the go-ahead tally at 12:51 of the middle period, to help the Warriors complete a sweep of the Terriers.
- The teams traded power-play goals in the opening period with Seney striking first from the right circle at 6:25.
- Just 41 seconds later, freshman Clayton Keller took advantage of an open net on the left side to make it a 1-1 contest. Freshman Patrick Harper and sophomore Charlie McAvoy picked up assists on the play.
- Seney gave the Warriors the lead for good with the only goal of the second period.
- Michael Babcock prevented the Terriers from gaining any momentum with a shorthanded goal to make it 3-1 at 5:11 of the third before adding another tally just over four minutes later.
- Merrimack is undefeated (3-0-2) the past five times it has faced a BU team that was ranked No. 1 in at least one of the national polls.
- The Terriers held a 37-32 shot advantage as Collin Delia had a 36-save performance to earn the win in goal for Merrimack.
- Freshman Jake Oettinger recorded 28 saves for BU.
- Both teams went 1-of-3 on the power play.
- Keller extended his point streak to 12 games (8g, 11a), which is the longest by a Terrier since Jack Eichel put together a 14-game streak from Feb. 6 - March 27, 2015.
- When Seney scored the eventual game-winner, it marked the first time in 273:17 that Oettinger gave up an even-strength goal.
- The Terriers will continue their homestand on Saturday (Jan. 28) when they face No. 7 UMass Lowell.
- Game time at Agganis Arena is set for 7 p.m.