Sunday, October 04, 2009

Terriers and X-Men knotted at 2

BU’s first exhibition game, against St. Francis Xavier, was one of those affairs where the score belied the on-ice action. Despite outshooting the X-Men by a 53-16 margin, the result was a 2-2 overtime tie. Nick Bonino and Corey Trivino (photo) scored the BU goals, while Kieran Millan stopped all seven shots he faced and Adam Kraus stopped seven of nine. Picking up where he left off last season, Zach Cohen earned the coaching staff’s designation as “Best player on the ice.”

Game photos and comments from Coach Jack Parker on a wide range of topics, including line combinations and the play of three freshmen defenseman, are available on The Boston Hockey Blog . There also are comments from Millan and Bonino.

Comprehensive boxscore. recap.

►Millan's new goalie pads feature a "B" on the right leg and a "U" on the left leg.
►Sophomore center Trivino, who, according to several accounts, has added some size over the summer, has changed his number 10, which he wore in juniors in honor of soccer star Maradonna.

Looking back
Brian Strait scored an assist in his first regular season game for the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins while John Curry registered the victory in goal, as the Baby Pens edged Syracuse. 3-2. Chris Higgins was scoreless for the Crunch.

Keith Tkachuk’s pair of goals and an assist led the Blues to a come-from-behind win against the Redwings in Stockholm. The 37-year old forward, oldest former Terrier in the NHL, earned first-star honors.

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