Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Terriers Win A Thriller In Overtime To Beat Harvard

The Terriers and Crimson played one of the most exciting games of the season tonight in which the Terriers won in overtime.

The photo is of the Terriers celebrating the game winning goal.

In the first the Terriers took the lead on the power play when Nick Bonino found Max Nicastro who took a shot that produced a rebound. Joe Pereira jumped on the rebound and scored to give the Terriers a 1-0 lead. Six Minutes later, Harvard would tie the game when they got some luck from the ref when the puck hit off his skate and resulted in a golden scoring chance in which Conor Morrison pounced on it for his first of four goals on the night. Harvard would get their first of four leads on the night when Kieran Millan gave up the weakest goal of the season when Alex Killorn threw a back-hander on net and Millan missed it with his blocker. The Terriers would tie the game while they were on a five minute power play. David Warsofsky took a shot from the point that was tipped in by Zach Cohen.

In the second Morrison scored his second goal of the game when a he found a rebound in which he back-handed into the net. The Terriers would go 3 for 3 on the power play when Pereira knocked home another rebound, this time from a Kevin Sattenkirk shot.

The third period saw Morrison score his third goal once again on a back hand shot from the slot that beat Millain high glove side. Bu would once again tie the game when Pereira tried a wrap-a-round that ended up in front of the Harvard net and Nick Bonino picked up the rebound and scored.   

It looked as if Harvard had the game in the bag when they scored with only 1:18 left in the third. The Crimson scored when Morrison got a pass in the slot from Chris Hexley in which he one time into the back of the net.

The Terriers pulled Millain with about 40 seconds left. BU would tie the game with 19.5 seconds left when David Warsofsky took a shot that was tipped in by Zach Cohen.

BU would win the game in overtime when  Nick Bonino attempted a wrap-a-round that was stopped. The puck got through to a waiting Chris Connolly who found the back of the net and gave the Terrier the win in overtime.
“We were fortunate enough to get it down low, cycling the puck,” Connolly said. “Nick got it in his favorite position, and I knew it was going to either go in or pop out to the other side. There was a scrum in front, so I figured I’d just wait off to the side and see what happened. I got lucky. It popped right there, and I had a wide open net.”
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