After a slow start that saw both teams acting like it was a boxing match and basically feeling each other out, Vermont broke the the ice and picked up the game's first goal. A shot came from about the top of the circle and Grant Rollhieser fumbled it, allowing Blake Doerring to tap in a looses rebound that was just sitting in the crease. It was Doerring's first collegiate goal.
|The aftermath from a collision between BU's Max Nicastro|
and Tobias Nilsson-Roos.
1:18 later BU took the lead on their first of two power play goals on the night. Vermont's Anders Franzon attempted to clear the puck on his back hand. The Junior defenseman badly miss played the puck and turned it over, right in front of Madore. Charlie Coyle swooped in and wristed a shot top shelf making it 2-1 BU. Matt Nieto was credited with an assist, but I'm not sure he ever touched the puck.
The Catamounts grabbed the first goal of the second stanza. Kyle Reynolds made a nifty move to allude Terrier denseman Patrick MacGregor. Reynolds then tossed what seemed to be a very weak back hand shot on goal. Rollhieser just missed it and the puck wound up in the back of the BU net.
Wade Megan would regain the lead for the Scarlet and White at the 6:47 mark of the second. While on the power play, Sean Escobedo threw a low wrist shot on Madore and the goaltender kicked out the rebound right into the slot where Megan was camped. Megan wasted no time and slammed home the rebound just inside the right goal post. The goal was technically an even strength goal, but Megan scored before the Vermont convict could even step on the ice.
BU's fourth goal was a power play goal. Matt Nieto found Garrett Noonan at the top of the far circle. Noonan walked in and let a snap shot fly from the face off dot. Madore never saw the shot through a screen and the puck found it's way into the Vermont goal.
After that goal, BU started to play a bit more relaxed and to Vermont's credit, the Catamounts made things very interesting in the final minuets. BU was called for too many men on the ice with about five minutes to go. Sebastian Stalberg put a loose puck by Rollhieser with 3:58 left to play.
Vermont had a few good looks after they pulled Madore, but could not get the equalizer. Trivino hit the side of the empty net with about 30 seconds left. In the final seconds BU looked to have iced the puck, which would have given UVM one last chance to set something up off the face off. The ref, for some reason, never blew the whistle and the game ended right there.
One funny note out of this game was that I ran into Alex Chiasson's dad at one of the concession stands. He came up to me and because I was wearing his son's jersey (photo) he wanted to take a picture.
BU has now won back to back games for the first time since March of last season. BU goes for three straight tonight against New Hampshire.