The last two seasons of the Beanpot haven’t gone smoothly for Jerry York and the Eagles, as they’ve lost four straight games for the first time since the 1970s.
The Terriers have been inconsistent all season long, and have struggled to replicate their success from 2017-18, when they won the Hockey East tournament, this season.
The Eagles battled it out in a physical game that resulted in a tie. Goaltenders Joseph Woll and Jake Oettinger shined in the overtime decision to combine for 68 saves.
Jake Oettinger had 42 saves for BU while BC’s Joseph Woll had 26 in the scoreless draw, which featured nine combined penalties that were killed off.
The Battle of Comm. Ave resumes this weekend, with a home-and-home series between the longtime rivals that both find themselves looking up at Massachusetts in the Hockey East standings.
Despite coming out strong in overtime, BC watched rival BU score the game winner with four minutes left, knocking the Eagles out of both the Hockey East Tournament and likely a potential NCAA berth.
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.
The Eagles got off to a hot start in the 275th meeting between the two teams, but the Terriers stormed back with two three-goal stretches in the first and second periods.