BOSTON — Despite blowing a three-goal lead and having to settle for a 4-4 tie against Northern Michigan, Friday’s home opener at Agganis Arena had plenty of positives for a young Boston University squad.
The Terriers entered the third period up 4-1, but gave up three unanswered goals. A lack of discipline led to a lot of BU’s problems in the third period and overtime, which did not sit well with second year head coach Albie O’Connell.
“We knew going in we had to be disciplined. I didn’t like our discipline. We took six penalties,” said O’Connell. “In the third period we took a reckless penalty on the wall. Then it’s 4-3 and we have a chance to go on the power play and we take a penalty at the net front in the offensive zone to even it up.”
Nonetheless, there were plenty of reasons for optimism. After all, Boston University outshot their opponent from the WCHA by a 39-20 margin.