Saturday, March 10, 2012

Terriers fall to UNH in 2OT

Terriers dropped game one of the Hockey East quarterfinals to New Hampshire, 3-2 in 2OT and have their backs to the wall going into Saturday's game two. The game-winner came two minutes into the second overtime. Following a turnouver behind the BU cage, Grayson Downing tipped a backhander over senior goalie Kieran Millan, who stopped 47 Wildcat shots.

Terrier's opened the scoring in the first period when Alex Chiasson banged home his 13th goal of the season converting a cross from Matt Nieto. But the visitors struck twice in 46 seconds late in the period, the first on a rebound the BU defense failed to clear and the second on a 55-wrist shot the Millan may not have seen.

BU tied the score in the second when freshman Alexx Privitera sent Kevin Gilroy (photo) in on a breakaway and the senior forward scored on the backhand for his second of the season. Thanks to a pair of BU penalties, UNH dominated the third period and the visitors also had the upper hand in the first overtime, despite a point blank opportunity for Chiasson that just sailed wide.

Coach Jack Parker was pleased with his team's intensity and effort, but acknowledged his skaters seemed "legless" and were being outskated by New Hampshire most of the evening.

● recap, comprehensive box score
● Video highlights
● Boston Hockey Blog recap, analysis
● HockeyEastOnline recap
● USCHO recap
● Boston Globe recap
● College Hockey News’ The Take Away

The teams return to the Agganis Arena ice today for game 2 at 4 p.m., which airs live on NESN.
● game notes, GameTracker
● Listen to WWZN Radio Webcast
● Boston Hockey Blog live in-game blog
● HockeyEastOnline live scoreboard

► College Hockey News named Nieto and sophomore Garrett Noonan to its All-Hockey East Second Team. Privitera was named to the All-Rookie team.

Looking ahead
2012 recruit Marc Hetnik, Jr., scored his third goal of the season and then assisted on the overtime winner as Vernon edged Silver Arm, 4-3. Blueliner Hetnik has a 3-14-17 line for the Vipers.

2012 recruit Sean Maguire stopped 27 shots to lead Powell River past Nanaimo, 3-1, in BCHL action. Maguire gained his 17th win of the season and lowered his GAA to 2.33.

2012 recruit Robert Polesello and 2013 recruit Robbie Baillargeon scored goals for Indiana as the Ice thumped Youngstown 5-2, avenging a loss to the Phantoms earlier this week. 2012 recruit Matt O’Connor had the night off for Youngstown, which plays the NTDP U18s tonight. Polesello, who assisted on Baillargeon’s goal has a 12-15-27 line. Baillargeon’s goal was his 14th to go with 31 assists.

Women’s team
Terriers take on Cornell in the NCAA Tournament quartefinals this afternoon. Game time is 2 p.m. at the Big Red’s Lynah Rink, where BU lost twice earlier this season. Those losses came while the Terriers were missing sophomore forward Marie-Philip Poulin. With a win, BU would return to the Frozen Four, where it beat Cornell last year, before losing to Wisconsin in the national championship game.

● preview, game notes, Live Stats
● Listen to WTBU Sports Radio Webcast
● Cornell Video Webcast (pay-per-view)

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