Sunday, December 5, 2010

New Night, Same Result

Matt Nieto had two goals over the
cource of the weekend, including
BU's fist of tonight.
(Photo by Matt Dresens)
 BC drums BU again

Just like the night before BC dominated BU in all phases of the game.They used their speed to vastly outplay a comparatively slower BU team. This proved a bad combination for the Terriers as BC came away with a 5-2 win, completing the weekend sweep.

BU grabbed their only lead of the series in the first period. David Warsofsky made a nice move to get around a  BC defender and then slipped a pass to Alex Chiasson in the slot. Chiasson shot was stopped by goalie John Muse, but the big redound bounced onto the stick of Matt Nieto who burried it.

BC answered the call mid-way through the period. Cam Atkinson scored his third goal of the weekend, tying the game at 11:46 from Brain Gibbens and  Joe Whitney. The goal came off a scrum in front of the net. It was a result of BU once again not being able to clear the puck and continuously losing battles in the coroners and behind the net.

Brian Dumoulin potted the first of three second period goals for the Eagles, It came in another scrum out in front.Only 1:16 later, Steven Whitney scored BC's third goal as he took a slapshot from the face off dot- beating Millan over his stick side shoulder. BU defenceman Garret Noonan backed off from Whitney which gave him far too much time and space to wind up and let the shot fly.

Showing some resiliency, BU was able to quickly get back in the game as Joe Pereira jammed in a lose puck that was sitting between Muse's legs. The opportunity arose as a result of some aggresive play from Sahir Gill and Corey Trivino driving to the BC net. Unfortunately, similar efforts were few and far between this entire weekend.

The Terriers had a chance to tie the game little over three minutes later as they went on the power play. This backfired for BU as BC's Chris Kreider broke in on Millan alone and beat him five hole.

In the third the same thing happened except BC's Stephen Whitney scored on a break-a-way seconds after the BU power play had terminated

As you can tell the PP had a tough night, as it has all season. BU ranks ninth in Hockey East in power play % and really shows no sings of improvement. In fact I think its getting worse. Also everything is too slow, passes are being telegraphed, guys are looked right at the intended receiver and not shooting enough (although tonight apeared better then last night in that regard).

BU has no time to sit and reflect on how poorly they performed because this is a short week. Northeastern, who has not been playing badly, comes to Agganis on wednesday, followed by an away match with an improving RPI club (a dominant victor over Brown U 6-2 this evening.)

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