Looking for the sweep at Yost against a top five opponent the Wolverines could not have gotten off to a better start. They followed up their Friday performance with a physical start and a quick tally from Brendan Warren before finishing the period with a 14-6 shot advantage.
Again, the Terriers pushed back but this time they did it looking like the 3rd ranked team in the country. BU opened the second period with a 9-1 shot advantage and grabbed the tying goal on the power play.
Jack LaFontaine saw the right handed Dante Fabbro coming down the right boards and took away the entire side of the net except for the smallest part of the shortside corner. Fabbro leaned forward, took the shot off of his right foot and hit the corner.
Heading into the third period the Terriers had adjusted to the Wolverine game plan. Michigan wanted to be physical and BU made them pay by pushing the pace to the outside with their forwards and getting their defensemen involved in the rush.
It would pay off midway through the third period. Jordan Greenway went into the corner and won a battle for the puck while a streaking Charlie McAvoy came down from his spot as a defenseman and jumped right in front of the Michigan net to pot his first goal of the year.
One minute later Dexter Dancs would answer with his first goal of the year shifting through the neutral zone and sneaking a soft goal passed Oettinger to the tie the game, however, it would be short-lived.
Within five minutes BU would add two goals. Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson made the play on the first goal as he tore down the right wing boards, went around Sam Piazza and drove the net. LaFontaine had the initial save but Jordan Greenway was there to backhand in the eventual game winner.
Patrick Harper was the best player on the ice tonight and he sealed it with five minutes left in the game redirecting a point shot from Bobo Carpenter that LaFontaine had no chance to stop.
They needed some magic to have a shot in the game trailing by two goals and they almost got it. With two minutes left and shorthanded Max Shuart swatted a puck to center and took it in on a breakaway that Oettinger shut down. They wouldn’t get any closer and the Terriers cruised to a game two win.
Up next the USNTDP team featuring Michigan recruits Mike Pastujov, Quinn Hughes, Josh Norris and Dylan St. Cyr come to Yost for their annual scrimmage.