Monday, December 02, 2013

O'Connor shines, RHH highlights

A week after earning Hockey East’s Defensive Player of the Week award, Matt O’Connor made the conference’s weekly top performers list for his five bells performance against Cornell. In his four starts (3-0-1), the 6-6 sophomore turned aside 150 of 157 shots.

Special teams have keyed BU’s recent success. The Terriers have connected on the power play in seven of the past eight games. On the defensive side, they’ve killed 19 of the past 20 opponent power plays, including all seven against Cornell, which had been clicking at a 29% level.

Red Hot Hockey Tidbits
Video highlights of the Terriers’ 3-2 win in Red Hot Hockey weren’t available yesterday, but we have them now.

The win gave BU a 7-3-1 record vs. Cornell in the last 11 matchups, as well as an 8-2-2 overall record at Madison Square Garden. For a chronicle of those MSG games prior to the advent of Red Hot Hockey in 2007, check out our Terrier Tale, “BU in the Big Apple.”

More from Head Coach David Quinn: “A month ago, we would have lost this game, but we found a way to get it done. It feels good. It feels good to win a game of this magnitude in this environment.”

On the ice the Terriers were one goal better than Cornell. In the battle of the bands—situated on opposite ends of Madison Square Gardenthe BU Pep Band had a more decisive edge over its Cornell counterpart. (Video)

Yesterday we reported on the Terriers’ support of the Ice Hockey in Harlem program Saturday morning at Central Park’s Lasker Rink. provides a  report, a photo gallery and video.
NESN report

Former Coach Jack Parker had a different vantage point for the game than he had for the first three RHH games.

►The World Junior Championships begin on December 26 in Sweden, and this Wednesday, USA Hockey will announce its pre-tournament camp roster. United States of Hockey's Chris Peters looks at the top candidates and expects Terriers Danny O'Regan and Matt Grzelcyk to earn spots on the final roster, while 2014 recruit Jack Eichel will merit strong consideration as an underager (under 18).

Looking back
Nick Bonino assisted on a pair of third period goals to bring Anaheim even with San Jose at the end of regulation, but the Sharks scored the only goal in the shootout for a 4-3 victory. Bonino, who recently signed a three-year contract extension, found himself skating against his one-time Terrier linemate, John McCarthy of the Sharks.

Charlie Coyle scored his third goal of the season in Minnesota's 2-0 win against Philadelphia.

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