18:30 - A couple of early UConn chances thwarted. Huskies showing no signs of slowing down with two-goal lead.
16:15 - Penalty Derek Pratt for hooking. UConn on the penalty kill for the fifth time.
14:15 - Penalty killed. UConn goes back to firing at the BU net.
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6:45 - UConn penalty on Joe Masonius for cross-checking.
4:15 - BU penalty, Shane Switzer for hooking.
3:59 - GOAL UCONN - Tage Thompson assisted by Maxim Letunov. 4-1 UConn ahead.
UCONN GOAL! Huskies lead it 4-1 after Thompson’s second PP goal of the night on a rebound from a Letunov shot. 3:59 to play.— Tim Fontenault (@Tim_Fontenault) October 28, 2015
3:14 - GOAL UCONN - This is not a drill. Tage Thompson assisted by Letunov and Johnny Austin. Hat trick for Thompson! 5-1 Huskies on top.
0:52 - BU GOAL - Means nothing, 5-2 Huskies on top.
FINAL: UConn wins, 5-2!!!!
19:32 - BU penalty, Matt Lane for holding. Huskies go on the power play early.
17:32 - Huskies manage a handful of chances, but come up empty. Evan Richardson had a prime chance, but shot it right into the gut of the BU goaltender.
16:15 - UConn's David Drake called for tripping. BU on the power play.
14:15 - Huskies kill the penalty. Jesse Schwartz climbs into the bench holding his hand, being tended to by the trainers after a stellar defensive performance on the penalty kill.
12:55 - Some extracurricular activity around the UConn net as Rob Nichols stops a flurry of shots to keep this game tied.
12:52 - Interference penalty on BU's Chase Phelps. Huskies on the power play.
11:52 - GOAL UCONN - Evan Richardson assisted by Patrick Kirtland and Shawn Pauly, 2-1 UConn on top.
UCONN GOAL! Richardson on the power play. Great shot from between the right circle and the blue line. 2-1 UConn— Tim Fontenault (@Tim_Fontenault) October 28, 2015
10:00 - Playing some four-on-four now after concurrent hitting after the whistle penalties.
7:50 - UConn's Max Kalter off the post!
4:43 - Joey Ferris scores after Kalter grabs a loose puck in the opposing zone to give UConn a two-on-none opportunity at net. He passed it to Ferriss who put it in to give UConn a 3-1 lead.
4:43 - Governor Malloy is shown on the video screen and booed heartily.
END 2nd Period: Huskies take a two-goal lead into the second intermission after scoring two goals in the second period. 3-1 UConn. BU holding the advantage in shots, 23-17. UConn winning the face-off battle, 20-17.
13:45 - GOAL UCONN - Tage Thompson assisted by Johnny Austin and Spencer Naas 31 seconds into a UConn power play to put the Huskies up, 1-0.
Puck sent in from the right circle by Austin. Looked like it hit Naas then LaCouvee and bounced into Thompson’s path. 1-0 UConn at 6:13.— Tim Fontenault (@Tim_Fontenault) October 27, 2015
7:00 - BU just killed a penalty. Physical game being played by the Terriers.
6:00 - UConn going on the penalty kill after a Max Kalter hooking penalty.
4:00 - Huskies do a good job of killing the penalty without too much worry.
2:20 - CLANG! Richardson beautifully set up in front of the left circle by Patrick Kirtland, but it goes off the post.
1:23 - Derek Pratt called for high-sticking.
0:32 - GOAL BU - Charlie McAvoy with a perfect pass across the net to Danny O'Regan who was open behind Nichols and put it in to tie the game, 1-1.
END 1st Period: UConn tied with BU 1-1 after a late BU power play goal tied it up. BU holding the shots advantage 11-7, and tied in face-offs won 9-9. Two penalties by both teams, who each scored on the power play.
Forward Line 1: Patrick Kirtland, Shawn Pauly, Evan Richardson
Forward Line 2: Spencer Naas, Max Letunov, Tage Thompson
Forward Line 3: Marco Richter, Kasperi Ojantakanen, Corey Ronan
Forward Line 4: Joey Ferriss, Max Kalter, Jesse Schwartz
Defensive Pair 1: Derek Pratt, Miles Gendron
Defensive Pair 2: Johnny Austin, Joe Masonius
Defensive Pair 3: David Drake, Ryan Segalla
Goaltender: Rob Nichols (2-1-0, 2.01 GAA, .917 SV%)
Forward Line 1: Matt Lane, Danny O'Regan, Ahti Oksanen
Forward Line 2: Jordan Greenway, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Ryan Cloonan
Forward Line 3: A.J. Greer, Robbie Baillargeon, Bobo Carpenter
Forward Line 4: Chase Phelps, Mike Moran, Nikolas Olsson
Defensive Pair 1: Brandon Hickey, Charlie McAvoy
Defensive Pair 2: Brandon Fortunato, John MacLeod
Defensive Pair 3: Doyle Somerby, Shane Switzer
Goaltender: Connor LaCouvee (1-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .944 SV%)
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Series Record: BU leads, 3-0-1
Last Meeting: BU 4, UConn 2 (Oct. 24, 2015)
UConn (2-2-0) returns to the XL Center hoping it can pull off an upset after a close loss to Boston University (2-1-0) Saturday. The game was tied 1-1 going into the third period, but two power play goals did the Huskies in. Despite a season-high 29 saves from Rob Nichols, the Huskies allowed 33 shots, only putting 18 on net themselves. It didn't help the cause for UConn to be held scoreless in four power play opportunities.
While forward Maxim Letunov, a former BU commit, may have looked around Agganis Arena wondering what might have been, things have been going pretty well for the freshman as a member of the Huskies. Letunov scored both UConn goals at BU and is tied for the Hockey East lead in goals scored with five, first among freshmen. He is also tied for the conference lead in points scored by a freshman with eight.
Letunov's impressive numbers have come with the Huskies spreading out the scoring love. Nine different players have scored goals and 18 skaters have posted at least a point. Freshman forward Tage Thompson leads the team with four assists, which is tied for seventh in Hockey East. All 23 members of the roster have made an appearance through four games this season.
Boston University, last year's national runner-up, comes into tonight ranked No. 8 in the USCHO.com poll and No. 7 in the USA TODAY/USA Hockey poll. The Terriers were picked to finish second in the Hockey East preseason media poll and are returning two of the best players in the country in senior forward Danny O'Regan and defenseman Matt Grzelcyk. O'Regan is tied for the team lead in points with Brandon Fortunato and Ryan Cloonan, who both netted goals Saturday.
The Terriers have wins over Wisconsin and UConn after dropping their season opener to Union, 5-3. They also played an exhibition against the U.S. U-18 National Team, falling 7-4.
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