Friday, January 22, 2010

Terriers take another OT thriller

Cohen's bomb ends it all 

During most of the game the Michael Jackson song Thriller, was playing in my head. And thats exactly what the game was. For most of the game the teams traded leads and that headed in to the overtime frame.

The Terriers drew first blood on the power play in the first period. David Warsofsky had to first break up an Eagles shorthanded bid before him and Alex Chiasson had a two on one. Chiasson made a perfect pas to Warsofsky that he roofed.

The Eagles got even on their own power play when Cam Atkinson found Ben Smith's between the legs pas in the slot. Atkinson then fired it past Millan to tie the game.

BC then took their only lead of the night after Eric Gryba was released from the penalty box, BC forward Pat Mullane threw a shot on net. There were a bunch of bodies in front and Chis Kreider found it an scored one of his two goals on the night.

The Terriers would tie the game at two before the end of the period on probably the best goal of the season. Vinny Saponari (photo) broke in on the left side and took a regular shot that BC backup-goalie Parker Milner stopped. The rebound popped up in the air,  Vinny Saponari then  thought that he was David Ortiz and hit the puck out of mid-air, Baseball stile, and in to the net.

In the second BU regained the lead when BC defender Malcolm Lyes lost the puck in the slot. Suddenly hot Wade Megan pick up the up and roofed it on Milner.

Later in the second added to their lead on the power play. Nick Bonino won the faceoff in to the conner. There he got the puck back and made a nifty move to the front of the net and slid the puck five-hole on Milner, giving BU a 4-2 lead.

In the Third it was all Eagles. The final five minute were hell on earth for this writer. BC came within one just 2:13 in to the third when Chris Kreider found the back of then for the second time. BC then tied the game with about five minutes to go. Pat Mullane scored the goal after getting a great pas from Steven Whitney.

With 39 seconds left BC forward Cam Atkinson was called for tripping. the Terriers could not do any thing in the 30 seconds of the third period that was remaining but oh could they ever in over time. The Terriers where able to set up Colby Cohen for a slapper and that pin-balled off a bunch of players in front before finding the back of the net, like they always say "the puck had eyes".

“That’s something that Colby does really well,” said Bonino of what he feels would have been an open-net opportunity had the puck not changed directions. “He’ll see me there. We made eye contact and he tried to get it to me.”- USCHO

The Terrier return to action tomorrow night against UNH. Game time 7:00

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