Boston University Tops Union, 5-4, in Overtime
Sophomore forward Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson scores at 2:51 of overtime for Terriers

Sophomore forward Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson scored at 2:51 of overtime for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:10  BU1-0 PP Shane Switzer (3)Brien Diffley/1, Nick Roberto/4
1st 8:51  BU2-0 EV Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (4)Bobo Carpenter/6, Ryan Cloonan/1
1st 13:57  UNI1-2 EV Luc Brown (3)Nick DeSimone/5
1st 17:05  UNI2-2 EV Cole Maier (8)Brett Supinksi/14, Luc Brown/4
2nd 7:54  UNI3-2 PP Sebastian Vidmar (9)Spencer Foo/22, Mike Vecchione/20
2nd 11:13  BU3-3 EV Bobo Carpenter (5) -
2nd 15:52  UNI4-3 PP Brett Supinksi (3)Sebastian Vidmar/14, Mike Vecchione/21
3rd 17:06  BU4-4 PP Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (5)Brandon Hickey/6, Chad Krys/3
OT 2:51  BU5-4 EV GW Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (6)Bobo Carpenter/7
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Union  22004
Boston University  21115
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Union  10208139
Boston University  12613334
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Union (14-5-2)  2/4 4/8 0
Boston University (11-5-2)  2/4 4/8 0
Union Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Alex Sakellaropoulos (L, 13-3-1)62:285 10512229
Empty Net0:230      
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Connor LaCouvee (W, 3-0-0)62:514 8188135

BOSTON - Sophomore Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson collected his first collegiate hat trick, including the final two goals of the game, to lift the No. 5 Boston University men's ice hockey team to a 5-4 overtime victory over No. 10 Union on Thursday night at Agganis Arena.

THE RUNDOWN

Final Score: #5 Boston University 5, #10 Union 4 (OT)
Records: BU (11-5-2), Union (14-5-2)
Location: Agganis Arena - Boston, Mass.

HOW IT HAPPENED

- Forsbacka Karlsson notched his second goal of the game on the power play to knot the game at 4-4 with 2:54 remaining in regulation.

- The sophomore then sealed the victory - and the hat trick - when he collected his own rebound off a blocked shot and converted from the left crease at 2:51 of overtime.

- Classmate and linemate Bobo Carpenter tallied a goal and adding two assists, including one on the overtime winner when he helped win a faceoff that directly led to the goal.

- All five goals were from sophomores as Shane Switzer opened the scoring 3-10 into the contest with his third goal in two games.

- Forsbacka Karlsson pushed the lead to 2-0 less than six minutes later on a perfectly executed rush via assists from Carpenter and sophomore Ryan Cloonan.

- Union clawed its way back, getting goals from Luc Brown and Cole Maier to draw even at 2-2 after the opening stanza.

- The Dutchmen took their first of two one-goal leads when Sebastian Vidmar converted on a power play at 7:54 of the second.

- Carpenter made it a 3-3 contest at 11:13 of the middle frame when he capitalized on a Union turnover next to its own goal and potted his fifth goal of the year.

- BU faced a 4-3 deficit entering the second intermission after Brett Supinski netted a goal on the man advantage with 4:08 left in the second.

- Forsbacka Karlsson's game-tying tally came on a shot from the left circle that went off the right post and in.

GAME NOTES

- The Terriers are now 5-0-0 this season in both non-conference home games and contests against ECAC teams.

- Both teams went 2-of-4 on the power play. This was the first time since Nov. 11 at Michigan that the Terriers' penalty kill allowed two goals.

- This was the Terriers' first win over Union in three tries as the series now stands at 1-1-1.

- BU opened the scoring for the fourth straight game after giving up the initial tally in each of the four previous contests.

- The Terriers without the services of seven of their top players as they were playing in the gold-medal game of the 2017 World Junior Championship in Montreal. This is the first time in the 41-year history of the World Juniors that a North American university or junior team had seven players in the tournament.

NEXT UP

- The Terriers will participate in Frozen Fenway for the third time, taking on Massachusetts in the opener of a doubleheader at the home of the Boston Red Sox on Saturday (Jan. 7).

- The outdoor tilt will start at 1:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live on NESN.