Friday, April 10, 2009

More recaps and video of BU's semifinal win

(photo credit Josh Gibney)

We have much more coverage of and observations on last night's nail-biting semifinal victory over Vermont in the NCAA Frozen Four, beginning with video highlights from ESPN:
Game recap
Photo gallery
Scott Weighart feature on Chris Higgins

Joe Gladziszewski’s recap
Jeff Howe’s seminfinal notebook
Videos: commentary and analysis; John McCarthy interview

College Hockey News
Adam Wodon’s game recap
Cream Rises to the top
Mike Machnik talks with Jason Lawrence

The Boston Herald
John Connolly’s recap
Semifinal notebook

The Boston Globe
Nancy Marrapese-Burrell’s recap
Dan Shaughnessy column

Dave Hendrickson on BU’s “Quiet Star”
Elliott Olshansky’s Hobey Watch: Oh-Mr. Wilson!

The Daily Free Press
John Barrone's game recap

Game recap

New England Cable News
Video clip of post-game press conference (Parker and players)

On Frozen Blog
Terrier Nation turns out for the Frozen Four (includes video)


►BU had numerous grade A scoring chances late in the first period. Had the score reached 3-0 after one, we likely would have seen a very different game.

►With all the kudos going out to the Wilson line for its heroics, let's not forget the fancy stickwork by Nick Bonino to set up Vinny Saponari's power play goal. It prevented BU from going to the locker room trailing after two.

►In both back-to-back losses to Vermont in November, the Cats broke a 3-3 tie in the third period, then held on to win. This time, BU would not be denied and pressed the action to tie the game and retake the lead. Not only did BU avenge the early season sweep, but also ended Vermont's season as they did to BU last season.

►In the postseason, BU turned the lights out on five Hockey East rivals: Maine, BC and Lowell in the conference tournament, New Hampshire in the NCAA regional and Vermont last night. In the seven post-season games against those teams, BU won six, five of which were one-goal victories.

► Many BU fans were upset with the officiating from the CCHA crew last night including blog contributor defkit and myself. Besides some very marginal calls against BU, there were some serious non-calls on Vermont. The Catamount's first goal was facilitated by a pick on Colby Cohen that went uncalled. Cohen immediately let the ref know what had happened, to no avail. BU had been called for a pick earlier in the game.

►INCH's Jeff Howe reported that Coach Jack Parker didn’t go to the Boston University locker room during the second intermission. Rather, co-captain Matt Gilroy held court in the room with a speech to his teammates.

►Correcting an earlier post, Kieran Millan's record in games away from Agganis Arena now is 15-0-1.

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