Monday, March 14, 2011

BU falls, 5-4, in HE quarterfinals

Terriers dropped the deciding game in the Hockey East quarterfinals to Northeastern, 5-4 and now the continuation of their season rest with the results of other games.

BU fell behind, 2-0 in the first period before Matt Nieto’s tenth of the year, on a power play, got the home team on the board. After a scoreless second period, the red light was flashing throughout the third. A Northeastern power play goal was matched by Alex Chiasson’s 14th to make it a 3-2 game, but the Huskies scored two more to stretch their lead. Justin Courtnall and Wade Megan brought the Terriers close, but they couldn’t score the equalizer.

BU’s hopes to continue their season with a berth in the NCAAs are slim, but several scenarios would allow them to move on. See Scott McLaughlin’s explaination. recap, comprehensive box score and video highlights
• Boston Hockey blog recap, NCAA scenarios
• Hockey East Online recap
• USCHO recap and HE quarterfinals wrap-up
• WTBU Sports recap
• Boston Globe recap
• Boston Herald recap
• College Hockey News comments from Jack Parker

Looking back
With last night's loss to Northeastern, BU won't be able to pursue its eighth Hockey East championship, but tomorrow we can look back on the Terriers first conference championship. 25 years ago on March 15, 1986, BU completed a late-season 11-1-2 run by thumping BC, 9-4 in the championship game at Boston Garden, behind a tournament MVP performance by co-captain Peter Marshall.

Blog contributor mh82 has prepared a detailed look at that season, which we'll post tomorrow. He previously documented the 1977-78 and 2008-09 seasons in articles posted on the Terrier Tales section of the blog.

• 1985-86 BU roster

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