2004-05

Overall: 8-26-2
Hockey East: 1-22-1
Nonconference: 7-4-1

Home: 4-12-0
Away: 1-13-1
Neutral: 3-1-1
Overtime: 0-0-2

Full Schedule/Results

Team Leaders

Scoring
1. Bryan Schmidt 13-18--31
2. Matt Johnson 10-17--27
3. Jeff Caron 5-20--25
4. Mike Alexiou 11-5--16
4. Matt Byrnes 2-14--16
4. Steve Crusco 3-13--16
Goals
1. Bryan Schmidt 13
2. Mike Alexiou 11
3. Matt Johnson 10
4. Jordan Black 9
5. Brent Gough 6
Assists
1. Jeff Caron 20
2. Bryan Schmidt 18
3. Matt Johnson 17
4. Matt Byrnes 14
5. Steve Crusco 13
Power Play Goals
1. Bryan Schmidt 8
2. Mike Alexiou 6
2. Matt Johnson 6
4. Jeff Caron 4
4. Brent Gough 4
Shorthanded Goals
1. Jordan Black 2
1. Matt Johnson 2
3. Brent Gough 1
Goals Against Avg.
1. Jim Healey 3.73 (7-19-2)
2. Frank McLaughlin 4.07 (1-4-0)
3. Casey Guenther 5.79 (0-3-0)
Save Percentage
1. Jim Healey .889
2. Frank McLaughlin .883
3. Casey Guenther .855
Power Play (HE)
39-215 18.1%
(16-128 12.5%)
Penalty Kill
187-222 84.2%
(121-143 84.6%)

Game Recap

Terriers Defeat Warriors, 6-4

Friday, November 12, 2004

Boston, Mass. - Six different players scored as Boston University (4-3-0, 3-1-0 HE) defeated Merrimack (3-6-0, 1-4-0 HE), 6-4, before 3,799 at Walter Brown Arena.

Merrimack got goals from four different players and a pair of assists from Steve Crusco. Jim Healey took the loss in net with 31 saves.

BU outshot the Warriors, 37-24, and went 2-for-6 on the power play. Merrimack was 1-for-6 with the man advantage.

Merrimack got on the board early when Jordan Black stole the puck in the BU end during a Terrier power play and beat BU goaltender John Curry (20 saves). But it would prove to be the only lead of the night for the visitors.

BU knotted the score at 1-1 on the power play at 11:32 as John Laliberte tipped a shot from Dan Spang past Healey. The goal broke a streak of 37 straight penalties killed by Merrimack. The Terriers took the lead with 2:59 left in the period when Bryan Miller converted a 2-on-1 feed from Chris Bourque.

The Warriors got that one back and tied the game at 2-2 just 1:42 into the second when Crusco won a faceoff back to Ryan Sullivan at the left point for a screen shot that eluded Curry. But BU rebounded with two goals in 1:18, a power play goal by Ken Roche and an even strength tally by Ryan Monaghan, to take a 4-2 lead.

Justin Mills pulled Merrimack within one at 16:47 when he stole the puck in the BU end and quickly beat Curry, but the Terriers countered with a goal in the final minute by Ryan Weston to take a 5-3 lead after two.

The teams exchanged goals in the third. David Van der Gulik stuffed a shot from behind the goal line at 6:37 to make it 6-3 BU. Then at 15:39, Mike Alexiou converted the rebound of a shot by Crusco on the power play to pull Merrimack back within two at 6-4. The Warriors pulled Healey during a late power play for a 6-on-4 advantage but could get no closer.

It was the final game between the two teams at BU's Walter Brown Arena, with BU holding a 34-5-1 advantage in the arena. Merrimack remained winless on the road this season (0-4-0), while BU is a perfect 4-0-0 at home.

The teams meet again Saturday night at Merrimack's Lawler Arena. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

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