Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Connolly delivers OT win for BU

Does this sound familiar? An extra-attacker goal with 19 seconds left in regulation and then an overtime tally for a hard-earned come from behind win.

No, not a reprise of the 2009 NCAA title game, but instead BU’s 6-5 OT win over Harvard tonight at the Bright Center. Sophomore Chris Connolly (photo), returned to the lineup following a shoulder injury notched the game-winner at 2:42 of the extra session. Senior Zach Cohen and junior Joe Pereira each scored twice with Cohen’s second tying the game in the final seconds. Nick Bonino more than doubled his season’s scoring total with a goal and three assists, including helpers on Cohen’s tying goal and Connolly’s winner. BU now is undefeated in the past 38 games when Bonino has scored at least one point, posting a 34-0-4 mark during the span. Four of Harvard’s five goals were scored by freshman Conor Morrison who had been recruited by the Terriers.

A few additional positives for the Terriers:
-Just three penalties taken including one that was coincidental.
-A 31-25 faceoff advantage with Corey Trivino winning 12 of 17 draws.
-BU outshot Harvard 49-26 and scored three power play goals in five attempts.

• GoTerriers.com recap
• GoTerriers.com live blog
• USCHO recap
• WTBU live blog
• Boston Hockey Blog recap and feature
• Boston Globe recap
• Comprehensive boxscore

Looking ahead
Earlier today we posted about Sahir Gill joining the 2010 recruit class. A month ago, we posted the Amateur Hockey Report feature on Gill and his decision to leave British Columbia and spend his senior year in the USHL with the Chicago Steel. Here is a link to that story. Thanks again to AHR’s Paul Shaheen.

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