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Terriers shut out Saints, 4-0

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BOSTON — The St. Lawrence University men’s hockey team had to settle for a split of its weekend road swing against Hockey East opponents.

Canton native Wade Megan scored the eventual game-winning goal and goalie Sean Maguire made 21 saves as 10th-ranked Boston University blanked the Saints, 4-0, on Saturday in a nonconference meeting at Agganis Arena.

Four different players each scored a goal for the Terriers (7-4-0), who handed St. Lawrence (6-4-2) its first loss against a Hockey East team in nine games.

“They’re one of the top teams in the country and they’re a very good hockey team,” St. Lawrence coach Greg Carvel said of Boston University. “But we like to think that we can play against the really good hockey. I wish we could have played a better hockey game against them, but we just didn’t come with the energy that we needed.”

Junior goalie Matt Weninger made a season-high 43 saves for St. Lawrence, including 16 in the first period and 21 more in the middle period to keep the game close.

“Our goaltender was excellent and kept us in the game,” Carvel said. “Going into the third, it could have been more lopsided, but Weninger played tremendously for us.”

Megan opened the scoring with a tally 11 minutes, 15 seconds into the first period for the Terriers by snapping a shot off the crossbar and in on a goal that required a video review to be confirmed.

The game remained a one-goal margin until Sam Kurker finished off a 2-on-1 break with Sahir Gill with 1:06 remaining in the second period.

Despite being heavily outshot, 47-21, the Saints did generate several quality scoring chances, but couldn’t solve Maguire.

“Even though they outshot us like that, there was a stretch during the second period when we started to generate a little bit of offense,” Carvel said.

“We had some scoring chances and we could of tied the game, but then they got that goal late in the period which was big for them.”

Ben Rosen provided Boston University with a 3-0 advantage with his rebound goal at 13:05 of the final period, and Matt Nieto added a tally at 19:28.

The Saints, who were shut out for the first time this season, went 1-1 this weekend, including a 5-2 victory at Northeastern on Friday.

“We just didn’t have the energy that we had the night before,” Carvel said. “And you can’t play that way against a good team like BU.”

St. Lawrence will hit the road again next weekend with ECAC Hockey games at Colgate and at Cornell at 7 p.m. next Friday and Saturday.

nNOTES: The Saints had gone 7-0-1 against Hockey East foes in their past eight games. ... The Saints haven’t won at BU since the 1976-77 season when the Terriers have won their last eight home games against St. Lawrence. ... Megan now has a team-leading seven goals as well as 11 assists in 11 games this season for BU. ... Eleven players each recorded a point for the Terriers.

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