The Providence College Friars have bested Boston University. On Saturday night PC hosted BU in game two of a home-and-home weekend and came away with a 6-5 win. With the win, the Friars go 1-0-1 in the two-game set against BU.
This was truly a back-and-forth duel between the Friars and the Terriers. Providence scored first before conceding two consecutive first period goals only to tie it before the end of the period. PC scored twice in the first ten minutes of the second period to take a 4-2 lead but then BU roared back with two of their own. Prior to the end of the second period, Providence took a 5-4 lead with a goal from Tyce Thompson.
In the third period, Max Crozier made it 6-4 Providence but BU was able to cut the lead back to one with roughly eight minutes to play in the game. Fortunately for the Friars, the scoring was done for the night and they were able to come away with the win.
This was the first game in which Friars netminder Michael Lackey struggled. Lackey was only able to make 24 saves on 29 shots. But Lackey deserves a pass having carried PC in previous games. Coming in Saturday night Lackey had made three consecutive 30+ save performances.
Of course, a big storyline coming out of this win is sophomore Jack Dugan. Dugan recorded 4 assists on the night bringing his NCAA point leading total to 24 in just 10 games played.
With the win, Providence moves to a 5-3-2 record overall and a 3-2-1 record in Hockey East play. Edging out BU gave the Friars 7 points in Hockey East giving them sole possession of second place in the standings. PC will have another critical weekend coming up next week when they have a home-and-home with Northeastern University.
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