Boston University Falls In Beanpot Semifinals to Rival Boston College
By Mariah Kennedy
BU News Service
The Boston University men’s ice hockey team lost their chance to call themselves the 2014 Beanpot Champions when they fell to rival Boston College 3-1, Monday night at TD Garden, home of the Boston Bruins.
The Eagles quickly opened the scoring in the first period on a powerplay goal from Ryan Fitzgerald, but the Terriers were able to dominate zone-time for the remainder of the opening period and prevent the Eagles from scoring. Although Boston University led the first period shots 10-5, they were unable to find the back of the net.
Less than two minutes into the middle frame Boston College added another goal to the board to take a 2-0 advantage on a goal from Kevin Hayes. The Terriers faced a five-minute penalty but refused to allow another power play goal by the Eagles.
Freshman Robbie Baillargeon made it a one-goal game when he was able to notch one in for Boston University early in the final period with some help from sophomore Danny O’Regan. The lamplighter was Baillargeon’s seventh of this campaign.
To wrap up the contest, the Terriers made an attempt to tie the game with the help of an extra attacker. However, Boston College’s Johnny Gaudreau was able to swiftly add an empty-net goal to seal the deal for the Eagles.
The Eagles outshot the Terriers, 27-18, over the last two periods of play. O’Regan and the Terriers face Harvard in the Beanpot consolation game next Monday at 4:30 p.m.