Sunday, November 16, 2014

Terrier Take-Away; Quinn quotes; Women edge UConn

Terrier Take-Away: Today’s entry comes from blog reader MapplesJ:

 Power play is looking better with more movement on both units and good creativity.
BU needs to come out with more enthusiasm from the get-go. Scoring first would be an enormous advantage for this team going forward.
Second, third and fourth lines must be more productive. Allowing opponents to concentrate on the first line gives them an advantage that good teams will use.
The D is playing somewhat more solid in own end.  BU is a fast-attacking team but doesn't seem to be able to grind for long periods against slower paced teams. This should change as the young defense gains more experience.

Head coach David Quinn on special teams, defense in the third period and Jack Eichel’s speed:

“And obviously special teams were the difference. We get a power-play goal, and then we get a shorthanded goal. Then I thought we did a really good job of defending the net front in the third period. … A couple of times it looked like they had great chances and last second we got our sticks down and got pieces of some dangerous situations.”

“I mean Jack has the ability to separate, change speeds and he’s got a lot of deception in his game. Sometimes it doesn’t look like he’s going that fast but when he starts blowing by people. Just a big time play by a big-time play by a big-time player — two big-time players because Danny O’Regan has had a phenomenal year and those two guys have really done a great job.”

WABI-TV video recap
Sun Journal recap

Looking ahead
2017 recruit David Farrance (photo) assisted on three goals for the Syracuse Stars U16s in their 5-1 win against the Islanders Hockey Club. The 5-11 left-shot defenseman from Victor, N.Y., leads the Stars in scoring with a 12-12-24 line in 12 USPHL games.

Looking back
Former BU captain Garrett Noonan scored his second goal of the season in Milwaukee’s 2-1 win against Rockford.

Former BU blueliner Eric Gryba registered his second assist of the season in Ottawa’s 4-2 loss to Calgary.

Kevin Shattenkirk assisted on two goals and earned second-star honors as the Blues defeated the Caps, 4-1.

Corey Trivino scored twice in ECHL Florida’s 5-4 win against South Carolina.

Women’s Team
#6 Terriers defeated Connecticut, 3-2, behind a pair of goals from sophomore Maddie Elia, including the game-winner with 30 seconds left in regulation.  The win, at UConn’s Freitas Ice Forum, raises BU’s record to 7-3-1 overall and 4-2-1 in the conference.

After a scoreless first period, Elia put BU on the board in the second with a wrist shot from the top of the right circle. Late in the period, freshman Victoria Bach scored her sixth goal of the season and third in the past three games to double the lead.

But after being limited to 12 shots in the first two period, the Huskies scored twice in less than two minutes to knot score early in the third. Elia’s game-winner came on a wrister from the slot following a pass from junior Rebecca Russo.

Terrier captain Marie-Philip Poulin returned to the line-up after missing five games.

● recap and comprehensive box score
● Post-game interviews: Coach Brian Durocher (audio), Elia (video)
● HockeyEastOnline recap

BU and UConn conclude the home-and-home today with a 3 p.m. start at Walter Brown Arena.

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