Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Rally falls short, BC wins Beanpot

Lady Luck, who has worn Scarlet and White in so many previous Beanpots, changed colors last night as BC edged BU in the 58th Beanpot Championship game. The Eagles opened up a 4-1 lead early in the final period and withstood a Terrier rally that had whittled the gap to 4-3.

All three BU goals were scored by defensemen: Captain Kevin Shattenkirk in the first and David Warsofsky and Colby Cohen in the third. Warsofsky's goal--off a nifty Zach Cohen pass-- was his fourth shorthander of the year and second in two games. Sophomore forward Vinny Saponari was snakebitten all night, missing a half-open cage on a two-on-one in the opening period and then hitting iron twice in the second period, just prior to BC’s third goal. Kieran Millan stopped 28 shots while his BC counterpart, John Muse, stopped 31 and earned both the MVP and Eberly Awards.

Despite the loss, Coach Jack Parker was upbeat after the game:

“I was real pleased with our team tonight. I was pleased with our goaltending. I was pleased with our overall team defense. I was pleased with our penalty kill. I really thought that every one of my guys kept working hard.

The game was the 250th in the BU-BC series that now stands at 125-108-17 in the Terriers’ favor.

• Go Terriers.com recap
• Comprehensive box score
• Post-game comments-Jack Parker (audio)
• WTBU recap and slide show
• The Daily Free Press recap and "Karma Police"
• USCHO recap, notebook and Scott Weighart feature on Terrier defense
• Inside Hockey "The Game of Puck Luck" with Colby Cohen interview
• Boston Globe recap, features and Beanpot timeline
• Boston Herald recap
• ESPN recap and feature on Terrier defense
• College Hockey News notebook
• INCH notebook

Looking back
The Brandon Yip saga in Colorado continues as the former Terrier, who missed the first two months of the season with a hand injury, poured in two more goals--his 10th and 11th (video)--in the Avs' 5-2 win against St.Louis. Avs feature on Yip.


Musselman said...


Some pictures of the game

S. said...

We (BU) looked pretty sluggish all night, until the last 10 minutes. To BC's credit, they capitalized on their fast breaks due to our defensive mistakes, when we surrendered the puck past the neutral zone and had to play chase.

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