|1st||19:59||NDM||1-0||EV||Mario Lucia (19)||Robbie Russo/16, Vince Hinostroza/27|
|2nd||7:26||NDM||2-0||PP||Sam Herr (10)||Robbie Russo/17, Vince Hinostroza/28|
|2nd||15:39||BU||1-2||EV||Mike Moran (3)||Nikolas Olsson/3|
|3rd||1:45||NDM||3-1||PP GW||Vince Hinostroza (8)||Thomas DiPauli/18, Robbie Russo/18|
|3rd||7:50||BU||2-3||PP||Matt Grzelcyk (5)||Jack Eichel/33, Danny O'Regan/18|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Notre Dame (14-15-5)||2/4||7/14||0|
|Boston University (19-6-5)||1/6||5/10||0|
|Notre Dame Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Cal Petersen (W, 9-12-3)||59:56||2||17||9||18||44|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Connor LaCouvee (L, 3-3-1)||58:15||3||5||10||4||19|
BOSTON, Mass. - Juniors Mike Moran and Matt Grzelcyk both lit the lamp but the No. 2/3 Boston University men's ice hockey team dropped a 3-2 decision against Notre Dame on Saturday night at Agganis Arena.
BU (19-6-5, 13-4-3 HEA) peppered Notre Dame (14-15-5, 9-6-5 HEA) goaltender Cal Petersen with 46 shots on goal, including 18 in a frantic final frame, but were unable to complete a comeback. BU outshot Notre Dame, 82-41, over the two-game series.
Moran's third goal of the season made it a 2-1 game entering the second intermission, but a Vince Hinostroza power-play marker 1:45 into the third period proved to be the game-winner. Grzelcyk got the Terriers back within one at the 7:50 mark with a power-play strike of his own, but that was the final blemish on Petersen's evening.
Freshman Jack Eichel extended his point streak to five games (1g, 8a) with an assist on Grzelcyk's marker. Junior Danny O'Regan picked up his second assist in as many games and freshman Nikolas Olsson had a helper as well.
Connor LaCouvee made 19 saves, including 10 in the second period, in the freshman's seventh appearance of the season.
Robbie Russo assisted on all three Notre Dame goals while Hinostroza added two assists to go along with his game-winner. Sam Herr also scored for the Irish, who are now in a three-way tie for third place in the Hockey East standings .
As it did on Friday, BU generated numerous scoring chances in the first period but to no avail. As time wound down in the period, Notre Dame won a puck battle behind the BU goal and it ended up on Lucia's stick at the left crease following a feed by Russo. The junior stunned the crowd by scoring with one-tenth of a second remaining to give the visitors a 1-0 lead entering the first intermission.
The Irish scored on two of their four chances on the power play, including one that doubled their lead in the second stanza. Herr slid home a rebound from the low slot following a shot by Russo at the 7:26 mark.
BU got on the board with 4:21 left in the second when Olsson forced a turnover in the right corner and found Moran all alone in front of the goal.
The Terriers will return to action on Monday (Feb. 23) when they take on Northeastern in the championship game of the 63rd Beanpot. Game time at TD Garden is set for 7:30 p.m. and it will be broadcast live on NESN and TSN.