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Connecticut Athletics | November 20, 2016

Huska shines as UConn shuts out No. 5 BU

  Goalie Adam Huska made 37 saves for the Huskies to blank the Terriers.

BOSTON, Mass. – UConn got four goals from four different players, and freshman Adam Huska turned in 37 saves to lead the Huskies to a 4-0 win over No. 5 Boston University in Hockey East play at Agganis Arena Saturday night.  The Huskies even their record at 4-4-5 overall and 2-2-1 in the league.

For Huska, it was the rookie’s first career shutout, coming in his sixth collegiate game.  He is now 2-2-2 in net this season.

"I think we were good in a lot of facets of the game, and Adam (Huska) made some big saves early. And that calmed us down a little bit," Huskies coach Mike Cavanaugh said. "I was really proud of the team because we talked about playing on our toes and not sitting back, especially in the third period."

The loss drops BU to 6-4-1 overall and 2-1-1 in Hockey East.  Freshman goaltender Jake Oettinger made 16 saves in taking the loss.  Neither team scored on the power play Saturday night, UConn going 0-for-4 and BU finishing 0-for-3.

“I was proud of our team (Saturday) and am equally proud of them tonight.  We had a 60 minute effort again tonight," Cavanaugh said. "I told the team this was probably the first time since I’ve been there that we went a weekend and played 120 minutes and had no lapses, especially in this league."

UConn sophomore Karl El-Mir (Montreal, Quebec) provided the game-winner, scoring his fifth on the season in the second period.  Juniors Kasperi Ojantakanen (Helsinki, Finland) and David Drake (Naperville, Ill.) both scored their second goals of the season while classmate Corey Ronan (Franklin, Mass.) picked up his first of the season in the win.

The Terriers finished with a 37-20 edge on shots on the night. 

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