Sunday, October 16, 2011

BU Shortens Up Denver

What a difference a night makes. On Friday, the Terriers found themselves down 3-0 to Providence and comeback and tie it before losing5-3.Tonight, the fate for Denver was strangly similar. BU was up four, only to have Denver storm back in the third and make things very interesting in the final minutes.

Ross Guadet (22) and Adam Clendening (5) fight for
position against Denver's Jason Zucker (17) and
Drew Shore (15) furring the second period.
(Photo by Matt Dresens)
The game started off by Denver controlling the flow. That all changed when Drew Shore was called for both slashing and cross checking in the same shift. The result was a four minute BU power play. The Terriers could not convert, but did have some good looks on the man advantage. At one point in the first, BU held an 8-2 edge in shots.

The Terriers would however, pick up the lone goal of period one, during a four on four situation. Cason Hohmann fed Alex Chaisson with a home run pass that sprung the assistant captain in on a 1 on 1 break-a-way with DU goalie Adam Murray. Chassion crossed up Murray with a forehand-backhand move before roofing a wrist-shot into the top shelf,  where the puck actually got stuck in the netting. It was Hohmann's first carere points as a Terrier.

BU would add to their lead early in the second period, on the first of many fluky goals. Denver was on the power play and dumped in the puck behind the BU net. Terrier goalie, Kieran Millan had just enough time to send the puck the length of the ice for the clear. That's were things got interesting. Corey Trivino chased after Millan's dump just as Denver netminder Adam Murray fumbled the puck behind his goal. Trivino swooped in, stole the puck, and wrapped it around into the DU net, picking up BU's first shorthanded goal of the year. It was Trivino's third goal in as many games.
Adam Murray makes 1 of 12 second
period saves. Murry did allow 3 goals
 in the second frame.
(Photo by Matt Dresens)

Seconds later, BU would score their second shorty on the same penalty. Charlie Coyle dished Matt Nieto a perfect saucer pass before Nieto inside outed Murry with a forehand-backhand deak. Nieto scored five hole on Murray who was still trying to recover from the deak.

Later in the period, the the Terriers would show Denver what they were supposed to do on a power play. Wade Megan was able to put home a loose puck from the left hash mark.. The backhand shot beat Murray blocker side. That would conclude BU's scoring on the evening.

Luke Salazar would put the Pioneers on the boar at the 6:01 mark of the third. A BU turnover behind their goal allowed Salazar to pick up the loose puck and score on a wrap a round.

BU controlled the play until there was about nine minutes to go in the game. That's when John Lee blasted, what seemed to be a hard dump-in slap-shot twards the BU goal. I'm not really sure what happened but Millan missed it and the Pioneers were with-in two. I think it was a case of Millan playing too deep in the crease and just missed played the angle.

DU pulled Murray with about three and half minutes to go. At the time, it seemed really early, but in a way it payed off. Drew Shore potted a goal from out in front of the BU cage at the 17:39 mark. The Pioneers had several chances to tie the game with the goalie pulled, but Millan and the Terriers held on and came away with a 4-3 victory. It also helped that with about 20 seconds left DU was called for an interference penalty. Murray was put back in and BU killed off the remainder of the game.

It was Millan's 63rd win as a Terrier, setting a new school record for career wins, passing previous leader Sean Fields.

BU's next game is one week from tonight against Holy Cross at Aggains.

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