Saturday, February 21, 2009

Deja vu--Terriers and Huskies tie again

The venue was different, but the outcome was the same as BU and Northeastern played to a 1-1 overtime tie before a SRO crowd at ancient Matthews Arena [Note: Prior to the '71-'72 season, that rink, then known as Boston Arena, was also BU's home ice]. The game was scoreless going into the third period when co-captain Matt Gilroy scored shorthanded, assisted by Nick Bonino. Northeast had six power plays in the final period, but they finally broke through at even strength to tie the game with 2:22 remaining. Kieran Millan stopped 31 Husky shots including 10 in the 3rd period and 7 in overtime when BU also was shorthanded.

The pair of ties, combined with BU's 3-0 win against NU in November, gives the Terriers the tie-breaker of the Huskies. If the teams finished with the same number of points, BU will earn the top seed for the Hockey East tournament. Right now, BU still trails NU by a point.

We'll update this post with game coverage and related news as it becomes available.


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