Friday, March 04, 2011

Gill shorthander edges BU past NU

A shorthanded goal by freshman Sahir Gill late in the third period enabled the Terriers to edge Northeastern, 3-2 at Matthews Arena. Gill’s goal came a minute and a half after a Husky shorthander had knotted the score at two apiece. Corey Trivino’s wraparound in the first and Max Nicastro’s power play blast in the second were the other BU goals.

Kieran Millan was outstanding once again, stopping 39 shots and gaining his 60th win at BU. He trails all-time leader Sean Fields by two.

Freshman Matt Nieto (photo) assisted on all three goals to reach the 20 point mark on the season, the eighth Terrier to do so. The California native has ten points (2-8) in the past seven games and 15 since the beginning of second semester.

The victory clinches home ice for the Terrier, who can finish anywhere from second to fourth in the conference. If BU wins tomorrow's senior night rematch against Northeastern at Agganis Arena, it will take third place, but will move up to second if BC completes a sweep of New Hampshire. BU holds the tiebreaker against the Wildcats. All playoff possibilities.

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• Hockey East Online recap
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• Coach Jack Parker's post-game comments (turn up the audio)
• Joe Pereira's post-game comments

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