Tuesday, November 15, 2011
BU splits "Biggest Weekend of the Year"
Coming into this weekend's games against two top 10 teams, BU fans were anxious to see what this team could do against the top of the conference. BU came out Friday night versus Merrimack and despite giving up the first goal, found themselves in a position to win. They lead 2-1 in the third with less than 2 minutes to play when Charlie Coyle was called for "interference" which lead to the tying Merrimack goal. Merrimack then won the game 3-2 on a opportune goal in OT. The loss was a tough one to watch especially when Coyle was whistled for simply being bigger than the guy he came into contact with. Tough game to lose but the Terriers certainly showed that they can beat the #2 team in the nation and the next two games should be nailbiters just like this one.
The game last night well I can't think about it and not laugh. BU went into Conte Forum down in the suburb of Newton and thrashed the Boston College Eagles 5-0. Kieran Millan recorded his second shutout of the season behind some stellar defense who was missing sophomore standout and BSRS favorite Garrett Noonan due to an ankle injury. The Terriers got goals in the first and last minute of the first period from Corey Trivino and then Wade Megan. Those goals sandwiched 5 BU penalties which they killed and certainly reminded fans of the way they killed penalties last year. The Terriers also got goals from Alex Chiasson and Matt Nieto along with Megan's second of the night. Kieran Millan made 21 saves in the shutout. The win improves BU's record to 4-4-1 overall and 3-3-1 in Hockey East while also coming #16 in the USCHO poll this week. Below are the post game pressers from Coach Parker, Wade Megan, and Kieran Millan. Stay tuned for more about this weekend and looking forward to next weekend's games versus UVM and UNH.