The Terrier goal scorers were David Warsofski, Vinny Saponari, and Cory Trivino. Paul Thompson had a pair and Phil DeSimone scored for UNH. Making just his second start of the season in the Terrier net Grant Rollheiser played his best game of his collegiate career. He is shown making a blocker save on one of the many UNH power plays.
UNH forward Paul Thompson scored his first of two on the night at 5:22 of the first period. This would give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead.
“The first one was kind of a fluke,” Thompson said. “I just threw it on net; I was trying to throw it to Bob [Butler] , and it hit a stick, went off one of their guys and went over [Rollheiser’s] blocker.”Bu tied the game at 14:56 when Nick Bonino found the puck on the left wing boards passed Alex Chiasson who then found David Warsofsky (playing forward tonight in place of the missing Chris Connolly) in the middle of the slot. Warsofsky was able to one time the shot the beat Brian Foster low blocker side.
The second period offered some very great plays as well as some awful ones. Nether of the teams paid for their suckage. The Terrier picked up the only goal of the frame when Vinny Saponari pulled of a spin-o-rama in the middle of the left face-off dot. This left a him with a less than great angle to shoot at, but Vinny took the shot any way and beat Foster blocker side. Foster started to slid over to the other side leaving Vinny a sliver of net to shoot at and thats right where he put the puck. With that goal the Terriers took a 2-1 lead into the dressing room.
Less than 30 seconds into the third UNH tied the game on the power play when Bobby Butler's shot was stopped by Grant Rollheiser. This created a rebound that Phil DeSimone roofed in to the net. four minutes later UNH took the lead when Matt Campanale blasted a slapper from the point which was tipped by Paul Thompson and beat Rollheiser who never saw the puck get tipped.
The Terrier would tie the game once again this time on the power play. Kevin Shattenkirk got the puck on the point, from there he found an open Cory Trivino in the right wing circle who had all six feet of net shoot at.
In overtime the Terrier had the best chance to win the game. Cory Trivino and Andrew Glass had a two on one with 3:00 left. Foster made the save and the game ended in a tie.
Lets not panic
I know that Bu is second to last in Hockey East right now but the Terrier are only five point behind the leader UNH. Over the weekend the Terrier proved that they can hang with the Wildcats and BU could have won tonight. The Terrier have 5 point in the league and UNH has 10.
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