Freshman forward Devin Kaplan had two goals and an assist for the Terriers
Kaplan, Skoog Lead Boston University Past Massachusetts, 6-2
Freshman forward Devin Kaplan and senior forward Wilmer Skoog registered three points apiece for the Terriers

Box Score - Highlights

BOSTON - Freshman Devin Kaplan scored a career-high two goals as part of his career-best three-point night to help lead the No. 7 Boston University men's ice hockey team to a 6-2 victory over No. 19/17 UMass on Wednesday night at Agganis Arena.

BU (14-6-0, 9-4-0 HE) completed the regular-season sweep of UMass (9-9-3, 3-7-1 HE) in convincing fashion, scoring four goals in the first period and outshooting the Minutemen, 47-19, for the game. The Terriers combined to outscore UMass, 18-5, in their three victories this season.

Senior Wilmer Skoog opened the scoring for BU and matched his career highs in both assists (2) and points (3). Juniors Luke Tuch and Nick Zabaneh found the back of the net for the Terriers, as did freshman Quinn Hutson. Senior Case McCarthy chipped in a career-high two assists, one of 13 different Terriers to record a point on Wednesday.

Junior Cade Webber, freshman Ryan Greene, junior Dylan Peterson, senior Jay O'Brien, freshman Lane Hutson, senior captain Domenick Fensore and senior Matt Brown all added one assist apiece. Junior goaltender Drew Commesso made 17 saves to earn his 10th win of the season.


- Skoog opened the scoring just 9:29 into the proceedings. McCarthy did well to fight off a UMass check and keep the puck in the offensive zone. Kaplan then quickly backhanded the puck to Skoog, who dangled past a UMass defender (making him fall in the process) and uncorked a shot past Luke Pavicich (21 saves).

- Tuch made it 2-0 at the 12:56 mark of the first when he deftly redirected an O'Brien shot into the back of the net.

- The Terriers then added two goals in a span of 48 seconds. First, Quinn Hutson extended the lead to 3-0 with 3:41 remaining in the period when he took advantage of a Minuteman falling down at the end of the power play. Hutson had acres of space on the left side of the offensive zone and made no mistake with his shot to pot his eighth goal of the campaign.

- Then, off a defensive-zone faceoff win, Webber and McCarthy combined to get the puck out of the zone to Zabaneh, who skated hard to the net and deposited the puck underneath Pavicich's pads.

- UMass got a goal back 6:29 into the second stanza but Kaplan answered at the 12:12 mark to regain the Terriers' four-goal edge.

- Kaplan then got his second goal of the evening late in the third after Skoog faked a lacrosse goal, got the entire UMass defense to commit and then slid the puck to Kaplan for the tap-in finish past Henry Graham (20 saves).

- The Minutemen added another goal with 5:15 remaining in regulation to close the scoring.


- BU is 7-0-1 in its last eight meetings with UMass, averaging 4.75 goals per game against the Minutemen.

- Kaplan extended his point streak to five games with his three-point effort.

- He has three goals and five assists for eight points in that span, including six points over the last three contests.

- Skoog has secured a point in his of his last seven appearances, scoring six goals and adding five assists for 11 points.

- This was the seventh time this season that the Terriers have recorded at least 40 shots on goal; BU is 6-1-0 when that happens.

- The Terriers forced the Minutemen into a goalie change in all three meetings this season.

- BU went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and has now killed off the last 15 power plays it has faced.

- At home, the Terriers have killed off 22 straight power plays dating back to Oct. 22 against UConn.

- BU is 11-0-0 this season when scoring first and improved to 11-0-0 when leading after two periods.


- BU will continue its homestand on Saturday afternoon when the Terriers host Cornell for the first time ever at Agganis Arena.

- Puck drop is scheduled for 4 p.m.