The Mack Report

Final: Boston University 4, Merrimack 1

NORTH ANDOVER – Behind three goals from Boston University’s top line, the Terriers beat Merrimack College, 4-1, on Friday at J. Thom Lawler Arena. The Warriors outshot the Terriers 38-24 and attempted 83 shots in the defeat, which also marked their biggest home loss since last season against Boston University.

Kyle Bigos was the lone Warrior to score after his slap shot from the point beat Sean Maguire (37 saves). Bigos took a feed from John Gustafsson at the top of the left circle and fired it from the top of the right circle. Quinn Gould also picked up his first assist on the season on what was Bigos’ third goal of the season.

Merrimack’s eading scorer, Mike Collins, was held without a point for the first time this season in a Hockey East contest. Collins is tied for the league lead with 16 points in 11 conference games.

The Warriors finished the game going 0 for 3 on the power play despite recording eight shots on goal while the Terriers were held to 0 for 2 on their power-play opportunities.

Tirronen finished off his night with 20 saves while his counterpart Maguire recorded 37 saves in his fifth win of the season.

The Warriors have now lost four straight games to the Terriers after winning two straight during the 2011 season.

Merrimack (7-9-4, 5-5-1 HEA) hosts the Maine Black Bears on Saturday at 7 p.m.