|2nd||11:32||PRV||1-0||EV||Josh Wilkins (9)||Kasper Björkqvist/4|
|2nd||15:02||BU||1-1||EV||Bobo Carpenter (10)||John MacLeod/2, Chad Krys/14|
|2nd||16:55||BU||2-1||EV||Bobo Carpenter (11)||-|
|2nd||18:50||PRV||2-2||EV GT||Erik Foley (13)||Vincent Desharnais/8|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (9-11-2)||0/6||3/6||0|
|Hayden Hawkey (T, 15-7-1)||65:00||2||7||9||9||6||31|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Jake Oettinger (T, 8-10-2)||64:56||2||7||6||4||2||19|
BOSTON, Mass. - Paced by a two-goal night from junior Bobo Carpenter, the Boston University men's ice hockey team skated to a 2-2 draw with No. 11 Providence on Saturday evening at Agganis Arena.
All four goals came in the second period as the Friars opened the scoring just past the midpoint of regulation before Carpenter answered with goals less than two minutes apart to give the home team a 2-1 lead.
Providence made it a 2-2 affair with 1:10 left in the middle stanza and successfully killed off nearly 10 minutes of power-play time for the Terriers in the third period and overtime.
BU completed a three-point weekend following Friday's road win against New Hampshire and now stands at 9-11-2 overall and 7-7-2 in Hockey East play. The Friars move to 15-7-2 with an 8-4-2 conference mark.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- A give-and-go capped by Josh Wilkins at the top of the crease following a feed by Kasper Bjorkqvist broke a scoreless tie at 11:32 of the second.
- Carpenter wasted little time in providing an answer, making it 1-1 at the 15:02 mark when he tipped in a right-point offering by senior John MacLeod.
- Moments later, Carpenter forced a neutral-zone turnover and skated in before firing a shot from above the right circle that eluded PC netminder Hayden Hawkey with 3:05 left in the middle stanza.
- The Friars avoided entering the second intermission with a deficit as an innocent shot by Vincent Desharnais from the top of the zone went off Erik Foley and in.
- A five-minute major and game disqualification on Vimal Sukumaran with 6:09 left in the third gave the Terriers a prime chance for a winning goal but the PC penalty kill was up to the task and also killed off a two-minute minor in overtime to create a 2-2 final.
- The Terriers held a 33-21 shot advantage.
- BU went 0-for-6 on the power play and had 13:53 of time on the man advantage.
- The Friars did not score on their three power-play opportunities, including an early 5-on-3 advantage that lasted for over a minute.
- Sophomore goaltender Jake Oettinger turned aside 19 PC shots for the Terriers while Hawkey made 31 saves for the visitors.
- Sophomore Chad Krys picked up an assist on Carpenter's first goal.
- Carpenter pushed his team-leading goal total to 11.
- The teams finished an even 1-1-1 in their league series as each team posted a shutout victory earlier in the season.
- The Terriers will return to action next weekend with a home-and-home series against Merrimack that starts in North Andover on Friday (Jan. 19).
- Game time at Lawler Rink is set for 7 p.m.