Saturday, December 03, 2011

Economical Terriers upend BC--UPDATED

Outshot by Boston College a three to one margin, Boston University made the most of its opportunities, getting goals from five players en route to a 5-3 win at Conte Forum. Terriers leaped out to a 2-0 first-period lead on Charlie Coyle’s power play goal and Yasin Cissé’s first career goal, a breakaway ignited by Alexx Privitera’s slick headman pass.

BU had to kill three penalties in the first period and the trend continued in the middle period when BC had 6 power plays during which they put 16 shots on goal. BU scored the first goal of the period on Garrett Noonan’s knuckler from just inside the blue line.

The Eagles finally got on the board—ending a string of nearly 257 shutout minutes at the hands and feet of Kieran Millan (photo credit, Christopher Evans)—on Bill Arnold’s power play deflection.

Terriers stretch the lead to 4-1 midway through the third period on Cason Hohmann’s first collegiate goal. BC narrowed the margin to 4-2 on an even-strength goal before Corey Trivino scored on an empty netter and BC added one more man-advantage goal for the final 5-3 score.

First star Millan made 42 saves, including 22 of 23 in the second period

The win clinches the Hockey East season series between the Comm. Ave rivals and increased BU’s lead in the overall series to 127-112-17.

BU has now won back-to-back games at BC’s rink for the first time since the 1993-94 season.

Noonan’s goal—his fifth of the season—came on BU’s only shot on goal of the second period.

● recap and comprehensive box score
● Steve McLaughlin's photo gallery
● Boston Hockey Blog recap and notebook
● College Hockey News: The Takeaway
●USCHO recap and Millan feature
● HockeyEastOnline recap and box score
● Boston Herald recap
● Boston Globe recap
● WTBU Sports recap
● Video highlights

► Continuing its growing support for Autism Speaks—the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization— the Terriers have added the organization’s blue logo to the left shoulder of their road “candycane” uniforms.

Looking ahead
2012 recruit Wesley Myron scored twice and assisted on two other goals as Victoria ripped Salmon Arm,
7-2. Myron, who earned thegame’s first star, is averaging more than two points per game with 37 points in 18 games. His Grizzlies’ teammate, 2012 recruit Mike Moran, with a pair of assists, was the game’s third star and is one point behind Myron at 36.

Looking back
Kevin Shattenkirk’s first trip back Denver after his trade last season from Colorado to St. Louis was marked by his third goal of the season. But it wasn’t enough as Coach Joe Sacco’s Avs earned
a 3-2 shoutout win.

Eric Gryba’s second goal of the season sealed Binghamton’s
4-1 win against Manchester.

John McCarthy’s third goal of the season helped Worcester ease past Springfield,

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