Boston, Mass. - The UConn Huskies would take down no.9 Boston University Friday night in overtime by a final of 4-3. Junior Andrew Lucas would net the overtime winner to improve UConn to 6-0-1 on the season.
The Huskies opened the scoring when junior Andrew Lucas would circle behind the net and find Nick Capone in the center of the ice for the goal. Boston University would answer shortly after with a goal from Chase McCarthy to tie the game at one. Sophomore Logan Terness would make a handful of big saves in the period including one with a scrum in front of the net. Boston University would eventually take the lead with a goal from Jamie Armstrong and head into the period break up by one.
The Huskies special teams would be tested throughout the second period. To start the period Harrison Reese would be sent to the box for hooking, and the Huskies would kill off the penalty. Following the penalty kill UConn would head to the power play. On the power play, Justin Pearson and Hudson Schandor would create and feed Ryan Tverberg for the goal to tie the game at two. Boston University would head to the power player one more time, but the UConn penalty kill would remain strong and hold the Terriers scoreless. UConn would head to the power play three more times but would be unsuccessful as both teams would head to the break tied at two.
In the third period freshman Tristan Fraser would get the scoring started as he would be in the right place at the right time to put home the rebound to give UConn the 3-2 lead early in the third period. Boston University would head to the power play as Jake Flynn would be called for tripping. The Terriers would go on to score while on the power play to tie the game at three. Neither team would be able to net another goal in regulation as we would head to overtime tied at three.
In overtime, it would not take long as Andrew Lucas would go one on three and fire a shot bar down to give UConn the 4-3 victory.
UConn and Boston University will close out the second game of the two-game series tomorrow, Saturday October 22. Puck drop will be 7pm and can be streamed live on ESPN+.