Sunday, December 05, 2010

Lost weekend

A shorthanded goal in the second period and a breakaway goal in the third enabled BC to pull away from the Terriers for a 5-2 win to complete a sweep of BU. Matt Nieto (photo) gave the Terriers an early 1-0 lead, but the Eagles tied the score late in the first period, then scored two early second-period goals. Co-captain Joe Pereira narrowed the margin to 3-2 in the second period, but that was as close as the Terriers would get. Nieto's two goals over the weekend doubled his season total, hopefully signalling a breakout for the freshman speedster.

It was a much better effort from BU than Friday's disappointing performance, but BC's speed and pressuring defense created numerous grade A chances for the Eagles.

• blog recap and comprehensive box score
• Boston Hockeyrecap, grading the Terriers, Pereira post-game comments
• USCHO recap
• Boston Globe recap
• Boston Herald recap
• Jack Parker post-game comments:

Looking back

Kevin Shattenkirk's point-scoring streak continues as the blueliner had two assists in Colorado's 6-5 loss to Tampa Bay. The Avs trailed 6-3 late in the third when Brandon Yip's sixth of the season (video) narrowed the lead to 6-4. Shattenkirk's second assist on a Milan Hejduk goal cut it to 6-5. Shattenkirk now has a 4-10-14 lines in 15 games since his call-up from Lake Erie.

John Curry improved his record to 9-2 and lowered his GAA to 2.26, stopping 24 shots in Wilkes Barre/Scranton’s 3-2 win over Adirondack. Brian Strait’s +10 leads all of the Baby Pens defensemen.

Looking ahead
2011 recruit Matt O'Connor stopped 29 of 32 shots in Youngstown's 4-3 win against the NTDP U18s.

2012 recruit Robert Polesello scored his 10th goal in 17 games in Vaughan's 5-3 win against St. Michael's in OPJHL play. Polesello, who has 21 points for the Vipers and has scored in 13 of 17 games, was the youngest player on the Canada East squad last month in the World Junior A Challenge.

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