It took two periods of absolute struggle, but Chad Krys finally broke through for a pair of goals in the third period to lift the Terriers to a 2-0 win over Providence in front of 3,293 at Agganis Arena.
The first period saw BU get outshot 15-9, but Jake Oettinger was there to shut the door. He finished the game with 31 saves and his first shutout of the year.
“I didn’t care how we did it, what the score was, how it looked, we needed a win tonight,” said coach Quinn. “We needed to feel good about ourselves. Obviously our start tonight wasn’t what we wanted [outshot 11-1 to start the game]. I thought we were a step slow and after we killed some penalties and in the last five minutes we started playing better and spent some time in the offensive zone. I thought the next two periods we played much better and the third was our best period of the night. Obviously, Chad makes two great plays and our goalie looked like a big-time goalie.”
BU is back at it tomorrow as they face Northeastern at home.