The Terriers drew first blood as junior forward Kristina Schuler scored a shorthanded goal at 4:55 into the opening period, beating Northeastern goalie Aerin Frankel, with a nifty one-on-one move on a breakaway.
Frankel, who is averaging a stingy 1.06 goals allowed per game, made 9 saves in the first period.
Aurard, the second-leading scorer in Hockey East, chipped a shot past BU goalie Corinne Schroeder at 17:55. Immediately after, freshman forward Jess Schryver and sophomore forward Alina Mueller swarmed Aurard along the Northeastern side of the ice.
Northeastern is 3-0 against BU this year. But the Huskies haven’t won the tournament since 2013, and the Terriers are looking to win a second straight Beanpot.
The fourth-ranked Huskies (25-3-1), winners of their last 10 games, have already clinched the regular-season title of Hockey East, and are looking for a record 17th Beanpot title. BU (19-6-3) is No. 9 in the PairWise national rankings.
Northeastern is also competing for a chance to complete Beanpot sweep, a feat the Huskies hockey teams haven’t carried off in 32 years. The Northeastern men celebrated their third straight Beanpot on Monday after a thrilling 5-4 double-overtime defeat of BU.
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