Boston University breaks NCAA tournament record with two goals in four seconds, leads Providence after one period

Boston University and Providence are playing for the national championship trophy (photo: Jim Rosvold).

BOSTON — Boston University scored two goals in four seconds to take a 2-1 lead over Providence after the first period of the national championship game Saturday at TD Garden.

After Anthony Florentino gave the Friars the lead 9:25 into the period, the Terriers broke the record for fastest consecutive goals in an NCAA tournament game.

Ahti Oksanen beat Jon Gillies at 12:50, and Danny O’Regan finished off a Jack Eichel rush immediately off the ensuing faceoff.


The Terriers outshot the Friars 18-6 in the first period.