Saturday, October 30, 2010

Connolly Goal Caps BU Comeback

In the closest most hard fought game of the season, BU was able to come back and beat what seemed to be a much better Lowell team the a night before.
BU celebrates after Chriss Connollys game winning goal
(Photo by Matt Dresens)
It was slow goings in the early stages of the game, as the scoring chances came few and far between. Many shots were blocked and the goalies stop any shots that did make it to the goal. BU netminder, Grant  Rollheiser made 24 saves in his second start of the year.

Max Nicastro was called for a 5 minute major for hitting from behind little less then 6:30 into the game. BU was able to kill of the penalty off, plus Lowell was called for to many men on the ice with about a minute and a half left on their power play.

Throughout the the first and second period the teams could not get on the board. There were many reasons why BU was not able to score. One was (at least is seamed) that every pass was just a little behind the intended receiver or a little too far in front. Also, the Terrier did not shoot enough and any shot that got to goalie Doug Carr was an easy save. 

Finally in the third Lowell, who had been out playing BU, got on the board. Joesph Pendenza took a pass from Joe Caveney at the top of the crease. With a one time wrist shot he beat beat Rolleiser who had no time to react.

BU broke the ice with an extra attacker on because of a delayed Lowell penalty. In a huge scrum infront of the goal, Alex Chiasson was able to some how (a) find the puck and then (b) put it in the back of the net.

After the goal BU had all the momentum. With less then a minute to go, David Warsofsky made a mad rush up the boards. He then fed Chris Connolly at the bottom of the slot who some how squeeked the puck between Carr's legs and in.

It’s kind of a risky play because if ‘Conno’ misses the pass, they’re going the other way,” Warsofsky said. “I saw him out of the corner of my eye and luckily the pass got through; there were a lot of sticks there.”-USCHO

BU was able to hold on after Lowell pulled their goalie and win 2-0 in front of 4829 at Agganis Arena.

The Terriers will take on Maine next Saturday at Agganis. This will be the team's first real teast of the year.

Game Photos
Box Score

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