Saturday, December 11, 2010

Terriers Fall In Last Game Of '10

Wade Meagan scored the only BU
goal of the night, his third of the
(Photo by Matt Dresens)
The score 4-1 does not really describe how close this game should have been. RPI jumped on the Terriers early,  but after that, BU took over the game until the final minute of play, where the Engineers picked up their fourth goal. BU continued to struggle on special teams, giving up a short handed goal and two power play goals.

BU got a good chance to go up 1-0 in the first, as Sahir Gill missed a wide open net on the  powerplay.

The Terriers were also on the power play when the first goal of the game was scored. BU lost a  battle in the corner deep in the RIP zone. CJ Lee grabbed it and found some open ice. Once he got to the BU blue line, he dropped a pass over to Joel Malchuk, who ripped a slapshot past Grant Rollheiser. This was the third short handed goal that BU has given up in the last four games.

Following the RPI goal, BU had a slew of chances to tie the game. David Warsofsky had two one timers, both set up by Ryan Ruikka, but they both sailed over the net.

With nine seconds left in the period, the Engineers made it 2-0 on the power play. Tyler Helfrich onetimed Chase Polacek's pass past Rollie's outstretched right leg, into the back of the net. This was  RPI's second special teams goal of the night.

In the second, again on the power play, RPI made it 3-0 just 2:35 into the frame. Brock Higgs fond Polacek at the top of the crease. He one touched it into the top corner, past Rollie, who was pulled for Kieran Millan.

Minutes after the goal, BU started out playing the Engineers, who were sitting back on their heels. Pereira was stuffed on a break-a-way by goalie Allen York at the 15:17 mark. Ross Gaudet hit the post at 9:10 of the period.

A blind pass to no one by Andrew Glass, resulted in a good scoring chance for RPI. There was no goal scored but Gaudet was called for a slashing call in the corner. On the same man advantage, Matt  Nieto was stoned on another break-a-way.RPI also did not score on the power play.

After the kill, BU gained momentum and cut the lead to two. Wade Meagan picked up a rebound off of Gaudet's shot from the point. Gaudet got the puck from a scrum on the half wall, won by BU. Goalie Allen York broke his stick over the cross bar in frustration after the goal.

BU dominated the remained of the second period with the exception of a very scary moment with only 50 seconds to go. Millan sticked a puck into the high slot. The puck was picked up by an RPI skater. Ryan Ruikka made a play on the puck, but jammed it into the open BU  net. The goal did not count because the RPI skater dislodged the net from its moorings.

With 7:35 left in the third, Adam Clendening hit the post with a bomb from the point. As the puck came up around the boards, BU was flagged for an interference call.

Polacek scored his second goal of the game on yet another power play. He jammed home a rebound in front of Millan, the only goal that he gave up.

In the last minute, there were a ton of penalties called. Here is the list of all of them:
1st Malchuk, Joel        RPI    2 TRIPPING             03:17 PP
1st Leboeuf, Guy         RPI    2 TRIPPING             04:53 PP
1st Coyle, Charlie       BU     2 HOOKING              09:04 PP
1st Noonan, Garrett      BU     2 ROUGHING             10:04
1st Polacek, Chase       RPI    2 ROUGHING             10:04
1st Koudys, Pat          RPI    2 INTERFERENCE         10:54
1st Warsofsky, David     BU     2 CROSS-CHECKING       19:24 PP
2nd Ruikka, Ryan         BU     2 HOOKING              00:47 PP
2nd Higgs, Brock         RPI    2 HOLDING              06:20 PP
2nd Gaudet, Ross         BU     2 CROSS-CHECKING       12:35 PP
3rd Noonan, Garrett      BU     2 O-TRIPPING           07:07 PP
3rd Helfrich, Tyler      RPI    2 TRIPPING             11:13 PP
3rd Pereira, Joe         BU     2 TRIPPING             12:29
3rd Megan, Wade          BU     2 INTERFERENCE         17:21 PP
3rd TEAM                 BU     2 BENCH                17:21 PP
3rd Nicastro, Max        BU     2 CROSS-CHECKING       18:14 PP
3rd Chiasson, Alex       BU    10 10-MINUTE MISCONDUCT 18:14
3rd Lee, C.J.            RPI   10 10-MINUTE MISCONDUCT 18:14
3rd Bailen, Nick         RPI   10 10-MINUTE MISCONDUCT 18:14
3rd Warsofsky, David     BU    10 10-MINUTE MISCONDUCT 19:18
3rd Dolan, Bo            RPI    2 ROUGHING             19:24
3rd Noonan, Garrett      BU     5 GRASPING THE FACEMAS 19:44
3rd Noonan, Garrett      BU    10 GAME MISCONDUCT      19:44
3rd TEAM                 BU    10 GAME MISCONDUCT      20:00

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