The Terriers returned to action Saturday night against the previously undefeated Quinnipiac Bobcats. That would change Saturday night as the Terriers would come away with a 4-1 victory lead by goals from Matt Lane(2), Bobo Carpenter and Robbie Baillargeon. This was a great way to end the semester especially with how bad referee Kevin Curtis was. It must have something to do with the first name Kevin because he was terrible all night. He and his fellow referee were buying the QU "easy falls" and also missed a few blatant calls that would have put BU on more than one powerplay. BU also lost senior Ahti Oksanen towards the end of the game after he slammed into the boards on a breakaway(It is now being reported he may not miss a game thanks to the winter break). It was a borderline penalty in my view but it 100% gets called in Hockey East so I can understand why fans and teammates would want that called especially after how poorly the game was called up to that point. My point is that it was like their 5th or 6th worse call/non-call of the night so I am trying to pick and choose my battles with the refs for once. The interference penalty on Jordan Greenway in the first was the worst call I have seen all year. The QU player skated into Greenway and then threw himself into the boards, faked an injury to get the call and then magically healed right away. Even Quinnipiac's goal was questionable in my mind. Sean Maguire, who was awesome in goal, clearly gets hit in the head while in the crease and moving to make the save on Sam Anas.
Beautiful - Quinn checks the ref's first name before yelling at him. pic.twitter.com/VHY7tJLRrQ— Nate Ewell (@nateewell) December 13, 2015
For those who claimed Ahti's stats would suffer without Eichel this year: Last year through 18 games 10-6-16, 81 SOG This year: 9-7-16 93SOG— BayState RoadSports (@bsrs_blog) December 15, 2015
With Matt Lane's two goals on Saturday he has now matched his career high in goals(8) from last year in 23 less games #isthatgood— BayState RoadSports (@bsrs_blog) December 15, 2015