Saturday, January 14, 2012
BU takes over sole possession of 1st place in HE
The BU Terriers took over first place in the Hockey East conference with a 4-3 win over Northeastern tonight at Matthew Arena. The Terriers put themselves in a 2-0 hole after one with some sloppy defensive play at the end of their first but responded with 4 straight goals to take the lead and the game. The Terriers struck first on a shot from the point from sophomore Adam Clendening with a big Yasin Cisse screening NU goalie Chris Rawlings. BU then tied the game on the first of 2 goal from our Hero from Canton Wade Megan who scored off of a great hustle play by Ryan Santana who played one of his best games as a Terrier tonight despite not scoring himself. The Terriers took the lead for good during a 5 minute powerplay on an Evan Rodrigues goal. The goal on the pass from classmate Alexx Privitera was Rodrigues' first collegiate goal. Congrats to the freshman on the achievement and hopefully he can find the net some more in the second half. BU struck again on the powerplay in the third to give themselves a cushion which they would need as Megan struck again, this time on his team leading 5th powerplay goal.
With the win and the BC loss to UMass, BU moves into sole possession of first place in the conference. Merrimack also destroyed Maine and UVM pulled off the shocker taking down Lowell in OT. The win also bumps BU up to #3 nationally in the pairwise which is the only relevant poll out there. The Terriers return to action tomorrow night at Harvard in a preview of the first round of the Beanpot. This game will have huge implications of the pairwise rankings and therefore is a must-win for the Terriers.
Enjoy the first of many videos of BU fans I'll hopefully take with the new flip camera Santa brought me. If we want the team to keep up this level of play, we gotta step up our game as a blog. This video is nothing great but I wanted to test everything out tonight so we can get some good stuff come Beanpot and playoff time.
Cue the Megan music!