Senior defenseman Domenick Fensore posted two goals for the Terriers
Boston University Skates Past New Hampshire, 6-3
Senior defenseman Domenick Fensore posted two goals for the Terriers

Box Score - Highlights

DURHAM, N.H. - Seniors Domenick Fensore and Ethan Phillips scored in a span of 1:12 midway through the third period to break a 3-3 tie and lift the No. 9/7 Boston University men's ice hockey team to a 6-3 victory over New Hampshire on Friday night at Whittemore Center.

BU (9-4-0, 6-3-0 HE) and UNH (3-12-1, 0-10-1 HE) entered the final 20 minutes tied at 3-3, but Fensore and Phillips' timely goals ensured the Terriers skated away with their third straight win.

Fensore also scored the sixth and final marker for his first two-goal game as a Terrier. Senior Sam Stevens lit the lamp for a second straight game while freshmen Devin Kaplan and Quinn Hutson each had a goal and an assist. Freshman Lane Hutson recorded three assists, matching his career high he set in his collegiate debut on Oct. 1, while classmate Ryan Greene secured a pair of helpers.

Juniors Luke Tuch and Dylan Peterson, sophomore Ty Gallagher and seniors Jamie Armstrong and Jay O'Brien each had one assist apiece. Junior goaltender Vinny Duplessis stopped all 11 shots he faced in the third period as part of his 26-save performance.


- Kaplan opened the scoring just 4:23 into the contest, though it took until the 7:13 mark for the goal to be awarded. Kaplan's shot from the left circle appeared to ring off the post and the crossbar and stay out. Play continued, and at the next stoppage almost three minutes later, the officials reviewed the play and determined the puck crossed the goal line.

- Stevens extended the lead to 2-0 at 10:42 of the opening period. Armstrong took a hit to make a play, getting the puck to Stevens as he got checked into the boards. Stevens gathered the puck at the UNH blue line and had a 2-on-1 with Peterson. After dishing to Peterson, Stevens got the puck back and deposited it into the wide-open cage.

- UNH scored a power-play and a shorthanded goal to even the score at 2-2 just 4:50 into the second stanza.

- After Wildcat goaltender David Fessenden (11 saves) was ejected for spearing Kaplan with a stick to the groin, Quinn Hutson capitalized with a goal during the ensuing 5:00 major penalty. Lane Hutson began the sequence with an outlet pass to Greene, who had speed entering the UNH zone. He then slid the puck to Hutson, who snapped a shot past new goaltender Tyler Muszelik (15 saves).

- New Hampshire notched another power-play goal to send the teams to the third period tied at 3-3.

- Fensore gave the Terriers a 4-3 lead with 9:38 remaining in regulation. After the Terriers won an offensive-zone faceoff, Gallagher cycled the puck to Fensore at the left point. Fensore skated all the way below the goal line before banking a shot off Muszelik and into the back of the net.

- Phillips pushed the lead to 5-3 just 1:12 later with an outstanding redirection off a Quinn Hutson shot as the Terriers attacked in transition.

- The Wildcats pulled their goalie with 3:42 to play in search of two goals, but a late UNH penalty quelled any chance at a comeback.

- Fensore tacked on to the lead on the ensuing power play with a shot from the top of the zone that found its way through a sea of bodies in front of the net.


- Fensore has scored in three straight games, totaling four goals in that span.

- He now has five goals this season, which matches his career high that he set last year.

- Lane Hutson has recorded seven points (3g, 4a) in the last three games.

- He leads all NCAA defensemen with 17 points thanks to six goals and 11 assists.

- Terrier rookies combined for nine points (2g, 7a) on Friday night.

- O'Brien and Gallagher each extended their respective point streaks to three games.

- Armstrong and Tuch have each tallied an assist in back-to-back games.

- BU has scored three goals in the third period in each of its last two games.


- BU and UNH will conclude this weekend's series on Saturday night at Agganis Arena.

- Puck drop is scheduled for 6 p.m.