Monday, January 23, 2012

Weekend in Review: We Keep Roll'n

Player of the Week
Kieran Millan was named Hockey East
Defensive Player of the Week, I will
also give him POTW honers. In two
games Millan let up one goal on 62
total shots.
(Photo by Matt Dresens)
Dominate. Power-surge. Statement. All three words come to mind in expressing how BU performed over the weekend. The first period of Friday night's 6-1 win over Providence set the tone for the entire weekend. Sahir Gill, Alex Chiasson, Ryan Santana, and Matt Nieto all posted goals in the opening frame. PC came out and played a solid second period, cutting the BU lead to 4-1. BU tacked on two more power play goals in the third, as Alexx Privitera and Garrett Noonan found the back of the net.

Saturday's game was a night to remember for the BU power play. The Terriers racked up six (no that's not a typo) goals on the man advantage. Nieto started the attack less than five minutes into the game . From there, Sahir Gill, Garrett Noonan, Wade Megan (2) and Alex Chiasson all scored power play goals. Gill and Max Nicastro posted the only five on five goals of the night. Millan made 26 saves in a shutout effort.

*State of the week: BU scored more power play goals over the past weekend (8) than Dartmouth has all season long*

At The Polls
BU remained the Nation's second ranked team, but this week USCHO gave them five first place votes. Minnesota Duluth was again ranked number one. Minnesota, Notre Dame, and Merrimack rounded out the top five.

BU leapfrogged Duluth, moving from second to first over the weekend in the ever changing PairWise rankings. What that means is if the season were to end today, BU would be the overall number one seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Around Hockey East
Friday: Maine topped Boston College 4-3 in overtime at Alfond Arena... New hampshire slipped by Merrimack 2-1 at Lawer Arena... Lowell blanked Northeastern 4-0 at Mathews Arena... UMass one upped Vermont, 4-3, at Vermont... BU ran over Providence 6-1 at Agganis.

Saturday: Maine completed the home sweep of Boston College with a 7-4 win... Merrimack upended New Hampshire 3-2 in overtime at the Whittimore Center... Lowell beat Northeastern 4-3 in overtime... BU destroyed Providence 8-0 in Providence.

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