Saturday, December 4, 2010

Eagles Trounce Terriers in Showdown; Terriers Look for Redemption

Well, that wasn't how we wanted it to go. The BC Eagles jumped out to an early first period lead and never looked back in a 9-5 rolling of the BU Terriers on Friday night. The Eagles scored 3 first period goals, including two in the first 3 minutes, to effectively put the game away early. In fact, the Eagles scored the first 4 goals of the contest before BU freshman Matt Nieto wristed a shot by BC netminder John Muse in the 2nd period. For the Terriers, there were basically no bright spots. Kieran Millan made the start in net and gave up 3 goals on 13 shots in one period of play. After that, back-up Grant Rollheiser gave up 6 goals on 24 shots (to be fair to Rollie, one of the goals was due to terrible stickhandling by Sean Escobedo, and another was a penalty shot due to a penalty by Escobedo). Offensively, BU did manage to pour in 5 goals, but by that point the game was over anyways. Charlie Coyle had two assists, while Max Nicastro scored his first goal of the year for the Terriers.

Personally, I'm glad this happened when it did. Because so far this season, the Terriers haven't been subjected to that kind of beating and I hope it serves as a wake up call to this team. It's not ok just to eke out ties or to play just good enough to win by one or whatever. Hopefully tonight will be a different story for the Scarlet and White, hopefully they can jump out early and earn a split for the weekend.

Tonight's contest will start at 7:30, and will be broadcast on CBS College Sports. The Boston Hockey Blog will have their live blog per usual. For now, I leave you with game highlights (or, more appropriately, lowlights) as well as Parker's post game comments....

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