Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gaudet Grabs OT Winner

Wow! What a game!

2:48 into overtime at Madison Square Garden, Ross Gaudet tipped Max Nicastro's shot into the goal past Cornell's goalie Andy Iles. It was Gaudet's first tally of the season. The goal sent the BU half of MSG into a frenzy (myself included) while Cornell's rowdy crown sulked their way to the exits.

Before Gaudet's overtime heroics, there was a ton of other action to cover.

BU celebrates after Ross Gaudet's (22) overtime goal.
(Photo by Matt Dresens)
BU took a 1-0 lead on a five on three power play in the first. The puck was deflected on net and the rebound was kicked out by Iles right on to the tape of defenseman, Adam Clendening's stick. Clendening buried the the loose puck. It was was the Niagara natives first goal of the season. The assists went to Garrett Noonan and Alex Chiasson.

BU and CU battled through a scoreless second frame. Cornell had the bulk of the chances and many would say that BU was lucky to head the third still owners of the lead. Cornell's had a disallowed goal after the puck crossed the line after the whistle blew.

Alex Chiasson is stop by CU goalie
Andy Iles on a break a way in the
first period.
(Photo by matt Dresens)
CU carried all the momentum they gained from the second right into the third period. Locke Jillson, the games second star, tied the game at the 11:06 mark of stanza three. Jillson was able to slam home a rebound after BU failed to clear the zone. Essentially, Jillson scored an empty net goal as Millan (23 saves) was well out of position.

Cornell nearly took the lead with four minutes to play. A shot by John Esposito took a very strange deflection of the dasher of the boards. The puck popped up toward the MSG roof. The puck was in the air so long that the refs blew the whistle because they lost sight of the puck. As the puck descended from the MSG rafters it hit Millan in the back and ended up in the net. After a lengthy review, the call stood, no goal.

After Gaudet scored in overtime, winning the game for BU, the Terriers move to 7-4-1 on the year and extend their win streak to four games.

Next weekend, BU faces BC in a home and home series starting Friday night at Conte Forum.

More coverage, plus pictures coming tomorrow. Sorry about that, the wifi at my hotel sucks, so I had to write the entire recap on my phone.

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