Maine opened the scoring on its first shot, a screened blueline blast by Will O’Neill, whose father,Bill, played for the Terriers 1978 national championship team. BU also scored on its first shot, but had to wait until the seven-minute mark. Killing a penalty, co-captains Chris Connolly and Joe Pereira broke in on the Maine goalie, 2-on-1, with Pereira knotting the score on his 11th of the season.
Along with Millan’s heroics, BU’s penalty kill was critical to gaining the tie, stopping all seven Maine power plays.
The three-point weekend keeps BU in third place in Hockey East, five points behind BC and UNH.
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“No chance. No chance,’’ the Colorado rookie said when asked if he ever imagined being with the All-Stars only a year after doing his thing on Commonwealth Avenue. “I figured I’d probably have some time down in the minors. But obviously things have fallen into place and worked out. It’s been great.’’