March 12, 2005
BOSTON, Mass. -- The Providence College men's hockey team was defeated, 2-0, at Boston University on Saturday, March 13 in game two of a best-of-three Hockey East quaterfinal series at Agganis Arena. With the win, the Terriers tied the series, 1-1, and forced the decisive third game, which will be played on Sunday, March 14 at Agganis Arena.
The Terriers took the early lead when Chris Bourque converted on a pass from Peter MacArthur at 2:03. BU increased its lead to 2-0 at 17:45, taking advantage of a two-on-one rush. MacArthur slid the puck across to Ryan Weston, who tapped the puck into the empty net for his fourth goal of the season.
The Friars had several chances to score but John Curry thwarted PC's chances as he stopped 20 shots to earn the shutout. PC goalie Tyler Sims (Forth Worth, Texas), who was coming off a 51-save performance in Friday's win, kept the Friars in the game as he made 24 saves.
The loss ended PC's season high four game winning streak as the Friars fell to 12-20-4 overall, while BU improved to 22-12-4.
Providence 0 0 0 -- 0 Boston University 1 1 0 -- 2
First period - BU, Chris Bourque (Peter MacArthur) 2:03; PC, 3-6; BU, 2-4.
Second period - BU, Ryan Weston (Peter MacArthur, Chris Bourque) 17:45; Penalties - PC, 3-6; BU, 2-4.
Third period - No scoring; Penalties - PC, 2-4, BU, 1-2.
PC, Tyler Sims, 7-7-10 -- 24 (58:53); BU, John Curry, 9-6-5 -- 20 (60:00)
Records - PC, 12-20-4; BU, 22-12-4.
Attendance: 3410 (Agganis Arena)
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