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.
While Oliver Wahlstrom dispelled rumors of a departure and David Cotton continued to find the back of the net, the Eagles still suffered a shocking home loss to Bentley on Friday afternoon.
The Eagles shuffled their lines a lot over the first five games—all losses—but have since settled on a David Cotton-led first line that has lifted BC to three straight wins and a sweep of Vermont.
David Cotton netted a goal and an assist, and Jack McBain and Patrick Giles both logged their first collegiate points in the Eagles’ three-goal win over Vermont. BC has now beaten the Catamounts five-straight times.
For the first time since the 1936-37 season, BC has lost its first five games of the regular season, committing 10 penalties in a tough road loss to Merrimack on Friday.
David Cotton had a hat trick in the second game and chipped in an assist, but BC was swept by Wisconsin, falling 3-0 and then 7-5 in a dramatic back-and-forth game.
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.