Monday, January 12, 2009

Monday Linkorama

More from Saturday night’s 4-1 victory of Maine. Detailed boxscore. Video highlights

► The win extended BU’s unbeaten streak against the Black Bears to ten.

Brandon Yip is the leads all current Terriers in points against Maine with eight, but Saturday’s goal on rebound was his first (1-7-8).

► BU has now scored in 15 consecutive periods. One streak that ended was the Terriers’ successful penalty-kill run that reached 28 before Robbie Dee’s power play goal in the first period. BU held Maine at bay during four more man-advantage situations—including a 5-minute power play. BU now has killed 39 of the last 41.

► Entering the third period with a two-goal lead, BU clamped down on the Maine offense, allowing just three shot—one a center-ice clear-in—during the final 20 minutes.

► Freshman Kieran Millan, with a 6-1-1 record, has the best winning percentage among Hockey East goalies at .812.

► Eight of Chris Higgins’ nine goals have come in Hockey East games, including a pair of game-winners.

Chris Connolly (photo) has had five two-point games this season and has 14 points overall. He’s tied for second in freshman scoring in league games with 5-4-9.

► One battle the Terriers didn't win was faceoffs where Maine had a 32-24 advantage. It was just the second time during the current eight-game winning streak in which BU was on the short end of draws.

► Bostonia Magazine’s Winter 2008-09 issue features an interview with Terrier head coach Jack Parker in which he looks back at his 35 years behind the Terrier bench.

► USCHO columnist and television analyst Dave Starman, discussing college hockey players from the New York City area, wrote that “Kevin Shattenkirk (New Rochelle, N.Y.) of BU is among the best five defensemen in the NCAA, along with Long Island’s Matty Gilroy.”

► Three Terriers are among those named for the Hobey Baker Award fan vote: Yip, Gilroy and Colin Wilson.

Looking back
Boomer Ewing, third in scoring in the ECHL (22-24-46), may soon find himself reunited with John Curry in Wilkes Barre/Scranton.

Bryan Miller is fifth in the ECHL among defensemen with a 6-18-24 line, which is best on the Alaska Aces. Miller was an ECHL All-Star last season with the Aces.

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