On a fluky play that will be talked about in Boston for years to come, Boston University goalie Matt O’Connor allowed a goal from center ice in the 3rd period, which broke a 3-3 tie and helped the Providence Friars win the 2015 National Championship Game.
BU took a 3-2 lead into the 3rd period, but Providence fought back to tie the game with 11:24 remaining in the 3rd period.
Then this happened:
O’Connor badly judged the trajectory of the puck, and because of poor positioning, the puck, which was underneath him, ended up trickling in after he moved back. Providence’s 4th goal came just over two minutes later.
Providence eventually won the game by that score of 4-3 and their 1st National Championship in school history, spoiling freshman American phenom Jack Eichel from capping off a Hobey Baker Award winning year with a National Championship.
Providence was the last team to make the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Tournament. The game also took place in the TD Garden in Boston, which was essentially a home game for the Terriers, although Friars fans traveled well for the game. When combining those two factors, this Providence win ranks highly among the greatest upsets in the history of NCAA men’s hockey.
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