Sunday, January 30, 2011

Millan Stands On His Head As BU Ties Maine

Last night BU's netminder, Kieran Millan made 41 saves in a 1-1 tie against the Black Bears. Millan is the only reason that the game resulted in a tie, because BU was way out played and out chanced in all phases of the game.

This may have been the best game that Millan has ever played
as a Terrier. The only other game that comes to mind is the
Northeast Regional Final against UNH in the '09 playoffs.

Maine grabbed the lead just 21 seconds into the game. Will O'neal's blast from the point was the only shot that got by Millan the whole night. He was definitely screened and never had a good look at the shot.

Later in the frame, BU picked up their fourth short handed goal goal on the season. After a tape to tape pass from Chis Connolly, Joe Pereira it past Maine goalie Martin Ouellette to tie the game. The score would stand for the remainder of the game.

Both teams had great chances to break the tie throughout the game. BU had a five minute power play after Ben Rosen got caught with a cross check to the face. During the five minute man advantage, Maine was called for another penalty and the Terriers had a full two minute 5 on 3. They did not score.

Maine had their own two man advantage in the third period. Thanks to Millan the game stayed tied.

The important thing is, BU came away with tree points in Orono, something that is never easy. Next weekend BU and Lowell will face off for their final meeting of the season. Then next Monday is the Beanpot showdown with Boston College.

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