DURHAM, N.H. – Senior Corey Trivino and junior Wade Megan found the back of the net and senior goaltender Kieran Millan recorded 28 saves to lead No. 11 Boston University to a 2-1 come-from-behind win against New Hampshire on Thursday at the Whittemore Center.
BU, which earned two home wins against UNH earlier this season, swept its Hockey East series with the Wildcats for the first time since the 1996-97 season. That was also the last time that UNH was swept by any team in league play. The Terriers outscored the Wildcats 11-2 during the three-game series this season.
The home team got on the board first when Greg Burke score off a rebound from the foot of the right circle 4:32 into the contest.
UNH took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission, but the Terriers responded with a strong middle stanza and came away with the lead.
Megan tied the game when he finished off a 2-on-1 power-play rush with fellow junior Alex Chiasson at 4:54 of the second. Freshman Alexx Privitera started the play when he smothered a UNH shorthanded attack on the other end.
The go-ahead goal was provided by Trivino as he poked in a rebound from the top of the crease with assists from sophomore Sahir Gill and senior Chris Connolly.
Connolly’s assist marked the 100th point of his collegiate career, as he became the 78th player in program history to reach the century mark.
Millan and the BU defense turned in a thorough effort to make sure UNH’s early strike would be its lone marker of the night. The senior goaltender’s first save of the night was the 3,000th of his career, as he became the second Terrier to reach that milestone.
Freshman Casey DeSmith made 32 saves for the Wildcats in his first collegiate start.
BU had just two power-play chances in the contest, but used the latter to record the equalizer. The Terriers successfully killed off all five of UNH’s opportunities with the man advantage.