Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday recap: BU pummels Saint Lawrence

The Boston University Terriers improved to 7-4-0 on the season after dropping the 6-4-2 St. Lawrence Saints 4-0 on Saturday night at Agganis Arena. The Terriers got a goal from each of their four lines and dominated the game from the opening face off. St Lawrence seemed tired throughout the game, which may have been because they played(and beat) Northeastern Friday night at Matthew Arena.BU out shot SLU 47-21 which tells the story of the game. The Terriers had many more quality chances and this game could have been 7 or 8-0 fairly easily. Freshman Sean Maguire earned the win and the shutout in his first career home start. He was perfect in goal and left very little to chance as his defense played very well around him. The win improves the Terriers out of conference schedule this year to 2-1-0 and was a must win when it comes time for the NCAA tournament selection in March.

The Terriers dominated the first period but only had one goal in the period as SLU goalie,Matt Weninger, made 16 of the 17 shots thrown at him. Wade Megan had the BU goal as he took a pass from freshman dman Ahti Oksanen and sniped a twisted wristah under the crossbar into the back bar in the net which was ruled a goal after a quick review by the referee. BU continued to dominate play throughout the second period but continued to get stuffed at the goal by Weninger. The Terriers finally put one home when Sahir Gill split the SLU defense and fed Sam Kurker for his first career collegiate goal as he slammed one five hole on Weninger. That was a huge goal and clinched the game. The Terriers added two more in the third to make it 4-0. Ben Rosen had the third goal minutes after SLU Sean McGovern took a cheap shot at his head away from the play. The fact that it wasn't a five minute major is a travesty but Bendetto was the ref so the missed call comes as a shock to no one.  Matt Nieto added the fourth goal with 39 seconds left which sealed the game and the Cane's Challenge(free chicken for everyone!). BU also shutdown the top two scorers in the nation in Kyle Flannagan and Greg Carey. This was the most complete effort from the team this season and is great to see leading into next weekend's home and home with BC.

You can see press conferences from coach Parker along with Nieto and Megan below but you could see how happy they all were with the effort. All four lines had a goal and plenty of other chances as well. It will be interesting to see how the goalies are rotated next weekend after Sean Maguire's solid effort his last two starts. I would expect to see each goalie get a start next weekend as they are both playing really well right now. Also everyone should read out Weekly Picks because here is what I wrote for the SLU @ BU this weekend " BU 66-0- OC gets his first shutout and BU finds plenty of scoring. Kurker is going to get his first goal. Nieto is going to have a multi-point night. There are going to be BU board jumps all over the place after some greasy goals."  I had the wrong goalie starting but I had the shutout right and I called the Kurker goal and Nieto had a goal which isn't a multi-point night, but he had a good game for sure. Rosen's goal was the definition of a greasy goal. I'll stop bragging though because usually my picks aren't nearly that accurate. 

1 comment:

  1. QQ very proud of his predictive abilities calling points for Kurker and Nieto. It's almost as if he were the only person to do so in his picks. #getatme