Sunday, February 14, 2010

Terriers sweep Maine with 5-2 win UPDATED



One of Coach Jack Parker’s maxims for always-tight Hockey East games is “Win the third, win the game.” The Terriers won with that formula Friday night and did the same last night, breaking open a 2-2 game with three final-period goals to beat Maine, 5-2.
The weekend sweep moved BU into a fourth-place tie with UMass and within two points of the third-place Black Bears.

Senior blueliner Eric Gryba (photo) assisted on two goals and then punctuated the win with a laser blast from the top of the right circle in the final minutes of the game. It was the first three-point game of Gryba’s career. Zach Cohen scored his 11th goal and added an assist to earn first-star honors. Other goal scorers were Chris Connolly, Nick Bonino and Corey Trivino. Kieran Millan stopped 28 shots. The one negative was an ankle injury to Trivino late in the game. He’s expected to miss several weeks.

Numerous milestones were achieved:
• BU first four-point weekend of the season moves the team above the .500 mark at 13-12-3.
• Terriers have now won five season series against HE opponents: BC, UMass, Lowell, Merrimack and Maine. They’ve lost only one, to New Hampsire.
Beginning with the 2004-05 season, BU has had Maine’s number, winning 17 of the past 21 games, with one tie.
• Bonino’s goal, his eighth of the season, gives him 106 points in 106 career games.
• Zach Cohen has 19 points (11-8), exceeding his point total from his breakout junior season.

GoTerriers.com recap and comprehensive box score
All Access video highlights Jack Parker's post-game comments (video)
Inside Hockey recap
The Boston Hockey Blog grading the Terriers.
WTBU recap and notebook

1 comment:

Allan said...

this is the year of Cohen! Zach and Colby both.

that said, I don't think Colby is playing all that well on defense

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