Saturday, December 3, 2011

Goaltending; It's Why BU Won

Last night, BU came away with a 5-3 win despite being out shot 45-15. That was in large part because Boston College was on the power play for practically the entire second and third periods. To prevent goals of any kind the goaltending had to be superb and that’s exactly what Kieran Millan was for BU.

Kieran Millan kicks out a shot on a BC power play in the
second period.
(Photo by Matt Dreens)
The senior netminder stopped 42 of 45 shots he faced. Two of the three goals he allowed were tipped past him by Eagles out in front of the net. Millan pulled out all the stops when he needed to, especially in the second period, when BU was out shot 23-1. Fortunately for the Terriers, that one shot found twine making it 3-0. Millan made big save after big save and his usually shaky glove was excellent in denying the Eagles all night long.

Parker Milner, BC's starting goalie, was terrible to put things nicely. Milner gave up two goals on eight shots in the first period, and to be honest it could have been worse. The one bright spot for the junior netminder was a sensational stop on Ben Rosen, seconds after Charlie Coyle's power play goal. Milner's second period save percentage was 0%, as he let in the lone BU shot of the period by Garrett Noonan. This was Milner’s third loss against BU in as many tries.

Because of Millers less than sub-par effort, The Boston College Hockey Blog is reporting that back-up goalie Brian Billett will start in goal, tonight for the Eagles. Billett won his only start of the season, when BC defeated Yale 3-2 last weekend. He stopped 31 of 33 shots he faced.

In Other News
The Boston Hockey Blog is saying that Captain Chris Connolly could very well be back in the Lineup for BU. 

1 comment:

  1. tonight will literally be a war. trust me, we were not happy with what you guys had to say about diving.