Boston University blanks UMass Lowell, 3-0, one of six road teams to win on Friday in playoff action

LOWELL, MA - MARCH 15: NCAA hockey during the Hockey East quarter finals at the Tsongas Center between the Boston University Terriers and the UMass-Lowell River Hawks on March 15, 2019 in Lowell, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rich Gagnon) (Rich Gagnon)
Boston University was the only underdog in Hockey East to win on Friday, whitewashing UMass Lowell, 3-0. Six of Friday’s 17 D1 men’s playoff games were won by underdogs. (Photo: UMass Lowell/Rich Gagnon)

Boston University scored twice in the second period and tacked on an empty-net goal late in the game as the Terriers blanked UMass Lowell on the road, 3-0, to take a one-game-to-none lead over the River Hawks in the best-of-three Hockey East quarterfinal series.

Joel Farabee notched BU’s first goal an added an assist to pace the Terriers. Jake Oettinger earned the shutout making 25 saves.

Other Hockey East action
Northeastern 2, Maine 1 (OT)
Providence 5, Boston College 4 (OT)
Massachusetts 5, New Hampshire 5 (2OT)

Atlantic Hockey

Jake Hamacher scored with 2:21 left in regulation and then added an empty-net goal as RIT defeated Sacred Heart, 3-1, to take the third and deciding game in the best-of-three series in Bridgeport.

Logan Drackett made 31 saves to earn the victory and send RIT back to the league’s championship series in Buffalo next weekend.

Other Atlantic Hockey action
Bentley 3, Robert Morris 2
American International 4, Army West Point 0
Niagara 3, Air Force 2 (OT)


Jack Gessert scored at 17:02 of overtime as Brown upset No. 5 Quinnipiac, 2-1, to take a one-game-to-none lead in the best-of-three quarterfinal series.

Quinnipiac grabbed the lead at 4:21 of the second on a goal by Karlis Cukste. Brown evened the scored in the third on Brent Beaudoin’s extra attacker goal with 21.5 second remaining.

Other ECAC action
Harvard 3, Dartmouth 1
Clarkson 3, Yale 1
Union 3, Cornell 2


Minnesota Duluth needed overtime but survived a scare from Omaha, as Nick Swaney scored at 13:42 of the extra session to propel the Bulldogs to a 2-1 victory.

Duluth led much of the game but Omaha’s Kevin Conley scored with 56 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

Other NCHC action
St. Cloud State 5, Omaha 2
Denver 2, North Dakota 0
Colorado College at Western Michigan (PPD)


In the first game of a best-of-three semifinals, Bowling Green exploded for four third period goals to upset Northern Michigan, 6-1, at take a one-game-to-none lead in the series.

Max Johnson posted two goals and two assists to pace the Falcons offense.

Other WCHA action
Minnesota State 2, Lake Superior 1