Sunday, February 20, 2011

Millan Gets First Shutout as BU Squeaks By PC 1-0

It only took him 32 games, but Kieran Millan finally got his first shutout of the 2010-2011 season, and his first overall since last springs HE Quarterfinals against Merrimack. After taking multiple shutout bids into the 3rd period numerous times this season (including a couple against PC), the junior netminder was finally able to complete the job last night at PC's Schneider Arena. Of Millan's 32 saves, none was bigger than one that came with little time left and PC with an extra attacker on. A PC defender fired one into a pack of bodies from the point, and the puck somehow ended up on Tim Schaller's stick who put one on net that Millan was somehow able to pick up in the scrum and stop.

BU's lone goal on the evening came from senior Joe Pereira. Freshman defenseman Garrett Noonan put a puck on net that was tipped by Pereira, and as the puck slid slowly behind Beaudry, Pereira knocked it into the empty net for his 13th goal of the season.

It was an odd game for the Terriers from the get-go, as Parker sat both Alex Chiasson and Ryan Ruikka for the night. Chiasson's benching stems from his mini-fight in Friday nights came that Parker felt "had no place in the game". Ruikka's benching is a little more difficult to understand, but it probably has to do with poor play more than attitude issues.

The Terriers are next in action next weekend, with a pair at home against Vermont. Look for a HE playoff rundown later today or tomorrow with updated points and further predictions for the rest of the regular season.

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