Oliver Wahlstrom and Christopher Brown both recorded two goals, and the Eagles were 3-for-5 on the power play in a dominant exhibition win over New Brunswick to start the 2018 season.
Goalie Joseph Woll was able to hold off a Terrier onslaught in the first period, but even as the Eagles’ own offense got rolling, Boston University was able to capitalize on fortunate scoring opportunities.
Despite being outshot for the second night in a row, the Eagles escaped Kelley Rink with another one-goal victory, outlasting 10th-seeded Merrimack and, in effect, booking a trip to TD Garden.
BC was outshot, 37-13, but used an impressive performance from Joe Woll in net and a second period power-play goal to escape Merrimack in the first game of the Hockey East quarterfinals.
BC trailed entering the third period, but rallied behind forward Logan Hutsko and goalie Joe Woll, as the former scored the game-winner in overtime while the latter stopped 31 shots.
Hours after the Eagles upset Duke in basketball, Kelley Rink couldn’t recreate the magic, as men’s hockey was out from the start against conference rival Northeastern.
Both Joseph Woll and Aapeli Räsänen will be making the the trip back to the international competition for the second year in a row, and are favorites to earn a spot on their respective countries’ full 23-man rosters.
While BC did score four goals on Friday night, it could have actually beaten its crosstown rival, if it weren’t for a handful of turnovers and sloppy special teams play.