Saturday, December 01, 2012

Terriers derail Eagles, 4-2

In their strongest effort of the season, #9 Terriers doubled up #1 BC, ending the Eagles 10-game scoring streak before a sellout crowd at Agganis Arena. After a scoreless first period filled with grade A chances, BU scored twice in the second after Garrett Noonan batted in a Matt Nieto pass and Evan Rodrigues fired home a pretty feed from Danny O'Regan. BC's Pat Mullane responded to cut the lead in half.

Matt Grzelcyk restored the two-goal lead in the third when he circled the net and wrapped the puck in for his second of the season. Wade Megan added an empty-netter before BC scored on a with a two-man advantage in the final minute of play.

Nieto and Megan also rang shots off iron as BU created grade-A scoring chances throughout the game.  Both forwards, along with Rodrigues, registered two-point games. Rookie netminder Matt O'Connor delivered another stellar effort in goal, stopping 35 shots and earning first-star honors and his sixth win of the season. He was especially effective in the first period, turning aside 18 BC shots and erasing several scoring changes resulting from d-zone turnovers.


Coach Jack Parker:
“I thought we played extremely well obviously. The number one team in the nation, and I thought we played a smart game, but also a really smart emotional game. We didn’t get caught out of position very much. We didn’t let our emotions take us all over the place or, up until real late, into the penalty box either. I thought we did a great job killing penalties when we had to.” recap and comprehensive box score
Video highlights
Photo gallery
Boston Hockey Blog recap, feature on d-men, Three Up/Three Down , Michelle Jay slide show
USCHO recap
CHN Takeaway
Boston Herald recap 
WTBU Sports recap 
ESPN Boston recap

The victory, which was the 884th of Parker's career, generated two of ESPN's top ten plays of the night.

Looking back
David Warsofsky scored the game-winner and added an assist in Providence’s 4-2 win against Connecticut. Chris Bourque had two assists for the Bruins.

Alex Chiasson scored his third goal of the season and added an assist in Texas’ 3-1 win against Grand Rapids.

Sean Sullivan scored his first goal of the season in Lake Erie’s 6-2 loss to San Antonio.

Women's team
Goals by Isabel Menard and Shannon Doyle in the final five minutes gave the #7 Terriers a 4-3 come-from-behind win against Providence at Schneider Arena. Senior co-captain Jennelle Kohanchuk scored twice for BU which improved to 10-3-1 overall
● recap and comprehensive box score
● Coach Brian Durocher post-game comments

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