Saturday, January 24, 2009

Terriers sweep Wildcats

The Terriers completed a weekend sweep of New Hampshire with a 3-1 win in Durham, a game in which the score belied the action. Outshot 30-18, BU--for the first time this season--needed its netminder to steal a game and freshman Kiernan Millan delivered the goods. He stopped 29 shots, yielding only a deflection of Mike Sislo's shot off a Terrier skate that tied the game midway through the final period. Two of Millan’s fellow first-year players took the life out of the UNH crowd just 25 seconds later. Operating behind the UNH net, Vinny Saponari found Chris Connolly at the post and he deposited the game-winner.

Kevin Shattenkirk gave BU--now 18-5-1 and 11-5-1 in Hockey East--the initial lead with a late first-period power play goal and Chris Higgins’ empty-netter closed out the scoring.

We have recaps from the BU Web site , Hockey East Online and The Boston Globe as well as a detailed boxscore and Brian Kelley's in-game blog. Brief video highlights from NESN are here.
► Sislo’s goal at 12:57 of the third end a streak of 315+ minutes during which Millan hadn’t yield an even-strength goal. The streak began in the Denver Cup championship game with Denver’s second period goal.

► BU remains the only visiting team with a winning record—9-6-5— at the Whittemore Center.

► The Terriers were outshot for only the second time all season (first time was against Denver) and the game marked the first time BU registered fewer than 20 shots on goal.
► Higgins’ goal was his 11th, tying him with Jason Lawrence for the team lead. It also tied him with two-time All-American defenseman Bob Brown at 110 career points.

► Saponari’s assist gives him 10 points, making him the 12th Terrier to hit double figures. Colin Wilson’s 30th point—an assist on Shattenkirk’s goal—leaves him five points shy of his freshman total. Wilson leads the team in scoring.
► The win was the 799th for Jack Parker. With the next victory, he'll become the third Division 1 coach to reach 800, joining Ron Mason and Jerry York. Parker is the all-time leader in win at a single college.


Sean Pickett said...

BU's record at the Whittemore Center is 9-6-5. The "7th loss" was actually a game played at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.

Terrier Blogger said...

Thanks for catching that. Will correct in the blog.

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