Sunday, December 04, 2011

Terrier streak ends in 6-1 loss

BU's five-game winning streak became history when BC freshman goalie Brian Billett turned away 40 Terrier shots in a 6-1 Eagle win. Only senior Corey Trivino (photo) found the net, scoring his 10th of the season in the first period, on a shot that banked in off a defender's skate.

Following the evenly played first period, the game turned on two sequences in the middle stanza. Snake-bit senior Chris Connolly clanged a shot off the post and on the ensuing rush, Tommy Cross finished by roofing a shot over Kieran Millan.

Twelve minutes later, with the Terriers pressing to tie the score, Alex Chiasson was turned away twice by Billet. BC's Chris Kreider then sped up the left wing and fired a bullet of the far post into the net for a 3-1 lead. BC would stretch the advantage to 5-1 before the period ended.

Grant Rollheiser relieved Millan in the third period, stopping eight of nine shots, yielding one goal on an odd-man rush.

With Friday night's victory, BU wins the regular season series, 2-1, in which all three games were won by the visiting team. BU coach Jack Parker called it "as bizarre a three games I’ve seen us play in 20 days." He added:

We had 27 shots on our stat sheet in the second period and ended up losing big. Their goalie played really well and as sharp as Kieran was last night, he didn’t have it tonight. All in all, I thought it was a pretty good game for us with a couple of mental mistakes.

● recap and comprehensive box score
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● Boston Hockey Blog recap
●USCHO recap
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● Boston Globe recap
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● WTBU Sports recap

Among the former Terriers in attendance: Former Hall of Fame player and Coach Jack Kelley, Jerry August, Dennis O'Connell, Mike O'Connell, Dan Ronan, Pat Aufiero, Mark Fidler, Dale Dunbar, Marc Hetnik, Kevin Schaeffer, Brian Collins, Mike Sylvia, Colby Cohen, Bob McCabe, Blaine Maus, Scott Manty, Bob Hanson, and Jim Wood.

Looking ahead
2013 recruit Matt Grzelcyk recorded a power play assist in the NTDP U8s 4-1 win against Chicago Steel.

Looking back
David Warsofsky had a pair of assists for the Providence Bruins, including on the tying goal late in the third period, but the P-Bruins fell to Manchester, 5-4, in a shootout.

Nick Bonino also had a pair of assists, his coming in Syracuse’s 5-2 win against Wilkes Barre/Scranton.

Former BU captain Kevin Shattenkirk talked (video) about his first visit back to Denver after last season's trade to St. Louis. Video of his first-period goal in Friday night's 3-2 Avs win against the Blues.

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