Terriers rally for 2-1 win, sweep Vermont

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Joel Farrabee’s goal in the final minute of regulation gave BU a 2-1 win over Vermont and a sweep of its weekend series in Burlington. With the victory, BU remains tied with Maine for fifth place in Hockey East and just two points behind Providence for the final home ice slot.

Vermont took a 1-0 lead on a first-period power play when Joey Cipollone slid home a rebound after Jake Oettinger made the initial save. The goal ended Oettinger’s scoreless streak at 127 minutes.

BU knotted the score late in the second period on a classic give-and-go sequence with several passes on the rush by Patrick Harper and Patrick Curry before Harper beat Stefanos Lekkas to the glove side for his fourth goal of the season.

Harper ▶️ Curry ▶️ Harper ▶️ Curry ▶️ Harper = Equalizer pic.twitter.com/FFFmN0ewVX

— BU Men’s Hockey (@TerrierHockey) February 24, 2019


The game appeared to be heading to overtime when Logan Cockerill passed to Farabee at the top of the right circle. The freshman eluded a Catamount defender, skated toward the slot and ripped a shot over Lekkas’ blocker with 57 seconds left in regulation.  Kasper Kotkansalo also assisted on the play.

And here’s the Farabee goal that made it a four-point weekend in Burlington. #GoBUpic.twitter.com/wZy9m5LQfB

— BU Men’s Hockey (@TerrierHockey) February 24, 2019

Oettinger stopped 19 Catamounts shots in the win and 48 of 49 in the weekend sweep. In his past five games against Vermont, the junior netminder has allowed only two goals. 
Coach Albie O’Connell praised Oettinger’s performance as “dynamite,” adding, “they scored a rebound goal where we just missed coverage. He (Oettinger) didn’t make a mistake all weekend.

O’Connell also complimented the play of David Farrance, who returned to the line-up after being “banged up” and missed Friday’s game. The coach noted that co-captain Bobo Carpenter has been skating and should return to the line-up soon.

After ending a six-game losing streak last weekend, BU has now won three games in a row.

● GoTerriers.com recapand comprehensive box score

Video highlights

● Post-game comments O’Connell

● Daily Free Press recap

● Burlington Free Press recap

Looking ahead

2019 recruit Robert Mastrosimone assisted on the overtime game-winner as Chicago defeated Tri-City, 4-3. The assist extended his points streak to 12 games and his season total to 41 points in 37 games.

Looking back

With two assists in Buffalo’s 5-2 win against Washington, Jack Eichel set a new career high with 66 points. Evan Rodriguesalso recorded an assist for the Sabres whose lineup also included recent call-up Danny O’Regan.

● NHL.com recap and video highlights

► BuffaloHockeyCentral  Rodrigues proving his worth

Women’s Team

#8 Terriers dropped a 2-1 decision to Providence in their Senior Day finale. The loss ended a 14-game unbeaten streak for BU, which finishes third in Hockey East. The Terriers hadn’t lost since Jan. 5.

BU had taken a first-period lead on the power play when Natasza Tarnowski converted a Reagan Rust pass to her at the right post. Abby Cook also assisted. The Friars scored a power play goal early in the second period and tallied the eventual game-winner midway through the period. Goalie Corinne Schroeder stopped 27 Providence shots.

BU, which honored seniors Rust, Mary Grace Kelley and Connor Galway prior to the game, will host New Hampshire next weekend in the best-of-three conference quarterfinals.

● GoTerriers.comrecap and comprehensive box score

Video highlights 

● Daily Free Press recap

 

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