Friday, March 13, 2009

Terriers edge Maine in QF opener


BU overcame a determined Maine Black Bear squad, 2-1, on Colby Cohen’s power play goal with just under three minutes left in regulation. The Terriers take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three Hockey East quarterfinal series. The win extended BU's unbeaten streak to 17 games (14-0-3) and its overall record to 28-5-4. (photo credit Matthew Healy, Boston Herald)

Maine grabbed a 1-0 lead in the final minute of the first period on a power play goal as a deflection eluded Kieran Millan.

BU evened the scored midway through the second when Colin Wilson, standing behind the Maine goal line, found Kevin Shattenkirk in the high slot. He fired home his seventh goal of the season. Terriers dominated play in the second period, but were stopped by Scott Darling on several opportunities.

Maine kept BU bottled up for parts of the third period, but with BU already on a power play, Wilson drove to the net and drew a second penalty. With the 5-on-3 advantage winding down, Wilson wheeled and fired a cross-ice pass to Cohen in the left circle and he one-timed the go-ahead goal past Darling. Millan was forced to make a sharp save in the waning minutes after Maine pulled its goalie. BU outshot Maine 25-21.

We have recaps from GoTerriers. com, USCHO's Scott Weighart, The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald, along with video highlights and a detailed boxscore. Below is a link to Coach Jack Parker's post-game comments (click to start):

BU was the only home ice team in Hockey East to win tonight. UMass came from behind to nip Northeastern, 2-1. BC thumped UNH, 5-3. And Lowell, after tying Vermont at 3-all in the final minute of regulation, beat the Catamounts on a goal scored two two second left in the first overtime. For scores and details of Hockey East playoff games, click here.

1 comment:

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