Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Funday

Wade Megan had two goals in BU's 5-0
win over arch rival BC.
(Photo by Matt Dresens)
BU routs BC 5-0 at Conte

Anyone who says that they saw this coming before the game is a complete liar (you in the back with your hand up, liar). BU took it to BC from the very start of the game. The Terriers started the scoreing less than a minute into the game.

Chris Connolly rushed the puck up ice, carrying it into the BC zone before dropping a pass off to defenseman Sean Escobedo. Escobedo then made another drop pass this time to Corey Trivino. Trivino gathered the puck and ripped it past BC goalie Parker Milner, just 54 seconds into the game.

BU was called for six penalties before they scored again. The Terrier PK was stellar, unlike in the Merrimack game two nights earlier. BU shut down one of the nation's best power plays as BC went 0 for 8 tonight.

The Terriers second goal came ironically enough on the power play. Connolly gave chase to a loose puck in the far corner, picked it up and shoveled a pass over to Trivino. Trivino then dumped it off to Wade Megan who came in from behind the net.  Once Megan had the puck, he was limited with options with the puck. The other Terrier forwards were behind the BC net, so Megan attempted a usually unadvised wrap-a-round attempt on the power play. The move paid off for the Florida Panthers draft pick as his shot creeped its was up Milner's arm and into the back of the net. The puck never got more than two inches over the goal line.

That closed the scoring in the first.

BU took over the game in period two. BC got themselves into some penalty trouble when Patrick Brown and Tommy Cross were called for tripping and boarding, respectively. The result was a BU five on three power play for an extended period of time. The Terriers made BC pay as Sahir Gill found Adam Clendening who then set up Alex Chiasson for a one timer that the junior forward blasted off the cross bar and into the net behind Milner.

Chiasson had a hand in BU's fourth goal, as well. He picked up the puck in the far corner and skated behind the net where he actually ran into Charlie Coyle. Coyle took the puck from Chiasson and found Matt Nieto wide open out in front. Nieto slammed it in past Milner through the goalie's five hole, upping the lead to 4-0 Terriers.

Minutes into the third period, BC found themselves again in some penalty trouble. BU did not score on any of those power plays, but did take over the game and did not allow BC to get any real chances to score.

Wade Megan iced the game while BC's power play struggles hit an all time game high. A BC defenseman had the puck at the point and lost control of it, allowing Megan to give presure. He knocked the puck forward and won the foot race for the loose puck at center ice. Megan then skated in alone on Milner and beat the helpless goaltender low blocker side. It was BU's 5th short handed goal of the year.

After the win, BU moves into fourth place in the Hockey East standings tied with UNH with 7 points. Kieran Millan made 21 saves good for his second shut out of the year. BU is now 4-4-1 on the year.

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