Sunday, November 29, 2009
BU comes back to tie Cornell
In front of 18,200 fans at Madison Square Garden last night the Terriers and Big Red tie 3-3 in yet another comeback.
Cornell gabbed the lead only two and half minutes into the first period,on the power play. The goal came after the Terriers blocked several Cornell shots. Sean Whitney pick up the puck in the right wing circle off one of the blocked shots and fired it past BU goalie Grant Rollheiser. From my point of view it looked like a very weak goal. It looked like all Rollheiser had to do was put his glove up to block the shot.
Cornell would get a second goal before the end of the first when Locke Jillson scored on a brake-away. The Terriers Cory Trivino took a shot and Cornell's Patrick Kennedy grabbed the rebound a made a perfect past to Jillson. That caught the Terriers deep in their own zone which sprang Jillson who beat Rolliesrer five hole.
After that Terrier's head coach Jack parker used his time out. After Parker called the timeout BU out played the Big Red in all fazes of the game.
In the Second Cornell had a power play the would end up having two goals scored during the man advantage. No it was not a five minute major. David Warsofsky took the puck into the Cornell zone to kill some time. Warsofsky took what seemed to be an innocent slap shot on goal. Instead when Cornell goalie Ben Scrivens tried to stop it with his leg, he tipped it and the puck ended up in the back of the net. With the goal Warsofky is tied for the most short handed goals in the country with two.
As I said there where two goals scored on the Cornell power play, this time on the Big Red side. Whitney took a slap shot that got deflected right on to the stick of a wide open Blake Gallagher who slid it in giving Cornell their two goal lead back.
In the third the Terriers would once comeback and tie the game. BU took their first step in the comeback process when Nick Bonino took the puck away at center ice and skated in to the zone. Bonino tried to pass it over to Connolly but instead the puck hit off a Cornell stick and in to the goal.
With 1:58 left the Terriers had a 5 on 3 man advantage for 39 seconds. Parker decided to pull Rollhieser and give the Terriers a six skater.
The move paid off because with 51.2 seconds left the Terrier's Chris Connolly scored in a large scrum in front of the net to tie the game at three.
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