New Hampshire men's hockey falls to Boston U., 4-2

DURHAM, N.H. - John Sabo broke a 2-all tie at 9:30 of the third period as Boston University beat the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team 4-2 at the Whittermore Center Saturday.

Carl Corazzini added an open-net goal with 18 seconds remaining after assisting on Sabo's game-winner.

The Wildcats had tied the game 2-2 on a power-play goal from Kevin Truelson (Avon, Mass.) at 8:22. Mark White (Woburn, Mass.) assisted on the tying goal and scored UNH's opening goal in the first period.

Sixty-eight seconds after Truelson knotted the game at two goals apiece, Sabo broke on a three-on-two with Corazzini and Jack Baker. Corazzini took the shot from just inside the right circle, Ty Conklin (Anchorage, Alaska) made the initial save, but Sabo was there to slide the loose puck into the open net.

BU (10-12-2, 7-7-2 Hockey East) takes the season-series two games to one after beating the Wildcats 2-1 at home on Friday. The Wildcats (16-7-5, 7-5-4) have lost their last three in a row.

Jason Tapp made 32 saves for BU, while Conklin checked in with 20 for the Wildcats.

In the first, UNH took an early 1-0 lead at 6:35 when White beat Tapp to the wide side after Corey-Joe Ficek (Bedford, N.H.) drew the puck back to him off the face-off. The Terriers tied the game, 1-1, at 16:02 when Johnson collected a rebound off a Freddy Meyer shot and beat Conklin.

The Terriers regained the lead with a power-play goal at 4:56 of the middle stanza. Dan Cavanaugh skated behind the net and sent the puck to Mike Bussoli in the left circle. His wrist shot went high into the net. Brian Collins was also credited with an assist on the play.

The Wildcats return to action next Friday when they travel to Merrimack College. Game time is 7 p.m.

 


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