No. 10 Terriers, No. 4 Eagles Skate to 1-1 Draw at Agganis

No. 10 Terriers, No. 4 Eagles Skate to 1-1 Draw at Agganis

Box Score Jan. 16, 2016

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BOSTON - Senior Sean Maguire made a season-high 38 saves and classmate Matt Grzelcyk's second-period tally was nearly the game's lone goal, but the No. 10 Boston University men's ice hockey team settled for a 1-1 draw with No. 4 Boston College on Saturday evening at Agganis Arena.

Junior Ryan Fitzgerald scored from the right slot with 2:05 left in regulation to spoil Maguire's shutout bid and allow the Eagles to earn three of four points in the weekend home-and-home series.

Grzelcyk tipped home an offering from fellow senior Danny O'Regan at 11:10 of the middle stanza after O'Regan picked off a BC clearing attempt.

Freshman Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson nearly turned in a highlight-reel goal on an initial rush, but his effort was saved and O'Regan was able to keep the puck in the zone to create the goal.

BC, which got a 30-save performance from junior Thatcher Demko, held a 39-31 shot advantage. Each team went 0-for-5 on the power play.

BU moves to 11-7-4 overall and 5-4-3 in Hockey East play while the Eagles now stand at 15-4-3 with an 8-1-3 conference mark.

Each team's penalty kill was the story in the first period, as each side took back-to-back penalties with the latter pair resulting in a 5-on-3 advantage for the visitors that lasted for 1:23. During BU's consecutive power-play chances, Forsbacka Karlsson was denied at the left crease on an incredible scoring opportunity.

However, neither team was able to put a goal on the board, and the rivals headed into the first intermission scoreless. 

Maguire was at his best in the second stanza, stopping all 15 shots he faced. Soon after BU's first of two successful penalty kills in the period, the Terriers opened the scoring. From the right slot, Grzelcyk's reditect elevated over Demko to give him five goals in four contests since he returned from injury.

After saving the first 34 shots he faced, Maguire took his shutout bid to the final minutes before Fitzgerald's shot went off the crossbar and in following a no-look pass by junior Matthew Gaudreau. 
The Terriers will return to action on Friday (Jan. 22) when they visit Maine to open up a home-and-home series with the Black Bears. The game, which will be broadcast nationally on FCS Atlantic, starts at 7:30 p.m.

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