At the end of the first period of Thursday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks, it looked like the Boston Bruins might ease their way into a second-consecutive blowout win. In the process, they were likely to bury any lingering worries about a lackluster 4-1 loss in the season opener a week ago against the Washington Capitals.
After resigning their young star left winger Milan Lucic, sustaining a weekend blowout of Carolina and taking an authoritative, 1-0, first period lead over Anaheim, the Boston Bruins were riding momentum on all fronts.
But in the span of 82 seconds, Teemu Selanne undid what felt like all of it.
Saturday night, Agganis Arena will serve an unusual purpose for a sports venue ‘-’- time travel. Doc Brown need not worry ‘-’- this rip in the space-time continuum is temporary, and will only function as a platform for the past, present and future of Boston University men’s hockey.
A week after placing No. 3 in the country in the preseason USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll, the Boston University men’s hockey team ranked No. 2 in Monday’s preseason USCHO/CBS College Sports Poll. The Terriers collected 814 points and 17 first-place votes, sticking them just behind the University of Denver (873 and 20).
The No. 10 Boston University women’s hockey team started the season this weekend with back-to-back games against Ohio State University. By the end of the weekend, the Terriers had no wins, no losses and two heart-wrenching ties to show for it.