Boston University defeats Northeastern, 5-4

Northeastern rebounded well from its flat loss to Harvard, beating Merrimack Friday night by a 4-2 score.

The Huskies took a 3-0 lead into the third period. Goalie Brad Thiessen wound up with 31 saves, including 18 in the final frame. That victory gives NU 13 for the year, 10 in Hockey East. That matches the team's overall win total from last year and is one more league win than in 2006-07. The Huskies have an equal number of goals for (66) as goals against, and it is the ...

When you can generate four goals in a game, you usually have a pretty good chance of being on the winning end. Northeastern did that in the consolation game, but the wheels fell off in the third period and it was beaten by Boston University, 5-4.

NU had a 4-2 lead 11 minutes into the second but couldn't hang on. Coach Greg Cronin was more than a little miffed that his team had to settle for fourth place and now has just two victories in the last eight contests (2-5-1), ...

Last night had nothing to do with consolation. For Boston University, it had everything to do with consistency.

Though there was a serious mixed bag of emotions - the Terriers went from a 2-1 lead to a 4-2 deficit in a second-period sleepwalk - in the end it was mission accomplished as BU stormed back to beat Northeastern, 5-4, in the consolation game of the Beanpot.

"I feel we're on the right track," said Jack Parker, who could have been excused had he arrived at th...