Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Lost weekend

Needing points to secure home ice for the Hockey East playoffs, the Terriers came back from Vermont empty-handed. Sunday's matinee with the Catamounts was a far better effort than Friday's but BU came out on the short end of a 3-2 score after leading 2-1. Luke Popko (photo) and Colby Cohen had goals for the Terriers who outshot Vermont, 27-20. The difference came on special teams as BU had nothing to show on four power plays, while the Cats scored on two of three man-advantage chances. Kieran Millan had 17 saves.

BU goes into the final weekend of conference play needing to sweep Northeastern and hope Lowell leaves at least one point on the table in its series with Vermont.

• GoTerriers. com recap and box score
• USCHO recap
Daily Free Press recap and analysis
Burlington Free Press recap

Looking back
Chris Drury and Ryan Whitney came home from the Olympics with silver medals as Canada edged the U.S., 3-2, in the tournament final. Drury, whose selection to the US team was subject to skepticism, excelled as a role player taking key draws, killing penalties and blocking shots throughout the tournament.

Colin Wilson, recalled by Nashville from the AHL, scored his third goal of the year in the Predators 4-3 win against Edmonton tonight.

Looking forward

2010 recruit Matt Nieto scored twice and added an assist in the NTDP U18s' 7-1 win against Lincoln. He tallied two assists in the team's 6-0 win against Sioux City, in which 2010 recruit Adam Clendening picked up an assist.

2010 recruit Charlie Coyle , who finished the EJHL regular season with 63 points, was profiled by Hockeysfuture.com. Coyle, 6-2, 207, played center and right wing and manned the point on power plays for the South Shore Kings, whose assistant coach Ken Frates said:

“He’s a powerful skater, a strong skater, and he can protect the puck real well along the boards. He sees the ice extremely well, better than most kids at this level and I think that that is going to bode well for him going forward.”

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