Sunday, March 15, 2009

Maine upends Terriers to force third game

A gift goal in the first minute of play and four power play goals enabled Maine to defeat BU, 6-3, ending the Terriers’ 17 game unbeaten streaks and forcing a third game to settle the Hockey East quarterfinal series.

BU came storming back in the first period after a turnover at the side of the Terrier net became a Chris Hahn goal. Brandon Yip, Luke Popko and co-captain John McCarthy—shorthanded—all scored to give the home team a 3-1 lead, but Maine added a pair to knot the score at three at the end of one. Maine tacked on a power play goal in the second period and two more in the final period, while BU couldn’t solve Black Bear goalie Scott Darling.

Maine's six goals were the most BU has surrendered this year. The Black Bears clicked on four of seven power play opportunities, while the Terriers failed to score in five man-advantage chances. McCarthy's shorthander was BU's ninth of the season.

We have recaps from, USCHO and The Boston Globe, along with video highlights, a comprehensive boxscore and Coach Jack Parker’s post-game comments below (click to begin).


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