Friday, November 16, 2012

Six Different Terriers Score, Maguire Picks Up First Win

Wes Myron scored his first collegiate
goal in the second period.
(Photo by Matt Dresens) 
Tonight was BU's most dominant effort of the year. From start to finish, BU never let Vermont into the game. BU's power play picked up two goals, while the penalty kill only yielded one goal on six Catamount power plays.

The PK's highlight of the night came midway through the first as they defused a lengthy five on three. The kill seemed to give the Terriers momentum and minutes later, BU went on the power play themselves. While on the man advantage, Danny O'Regan found Ahti Oksanen at the center point. Oksanen took two steps in before uncorking a wrist shot that beat UVM goalie Brody Hoffman high glove side. It was Oksanen's third goal of the year.

Towards the end of the period, BU broke out for two quick goals. The first was set up by Matt Grzelcyk to Sahir Gill, who finished the play with a nifty move to beat Hoffman. 40 seconds later, Wade Megan slammed home a centering pass from Cason Hohmann to make it 3-0 Terriers before the end of the first.

Less than five minutes into the second, BU was back on the power play, and their offense picked up where it left off in the first. Garrett Noonan and Cason Hohmann both picked up assists as they helped architect a pass to Alexx Privitera in the slot. From there Privitera ripped a wrister past Hoffman's glove side to make it 4-0.

Following Privitera's goal, Billy Faust spelled Brody Hoffman in the UVM net. Hoffman made 10 saves on 14 shots.

Vermont got on the board midway through the second. Jonathan Turk found Chris McCarthy inside the BU zone. McCarthy from the middle of the slot, torched Maguire with a perfectly placed wrist shot in the top corner, glove side.

BU again struck twice inside five minutes to play in the period. Patrick MacGregor head-manned the puck to Wes Myron on the far boards at the UVM blue line. Myron took three or four uncontested strides before letting go a low wrister that appeared to beat Faust five hole. It was kind of hard to tell, due to the poor quality of the webcast on the UVM site. What made it even more challenging to realize that it was a goal, was that the puck hit a camera mounted inside the net and the puck came flying out of the net.

A minute and a half later, Sean Escobedo scored the prettiest goal of the evening. He got the puck at the far point from Wade Megan, who was in the corner. At the point, Escobedo was pressured by a UVM forward. Escobedo then undressed the forward with a shifty spin-o-rama move that left him alone in the middle of the slot. From there, he beat Faust five hole with a shot that did not leave the ice.

Pete Massar picked up a power play goal for the Catamounts in the final period, but BU continued to dominate the play despite not scoring in the third.

Sean Maguire played a solid game, undoubtably his best as a Terrier, not just because it was his first win, but for how he played. He looked like he had a lot more confidence, the main ingredient missing in his other two starts.

BU will take on New Hampshire on Sunday at 1:00 at home.

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