Monday, November 17, 2008

BU 3 Northeastern 0

My first college hockey game of the season, and it was a pretty good game. Extremely tight defensively in the first period, with neither team generating much quality offense. However, the Huskies seemed to lose confidence and their composure when BU scored two goals in two minutes pretty early in the second period. The first goal by Bonino was just your average scrum around the net, where he knocked in a loose puck... not particularly pretty. Freshman Andrew Glass had a much better look going five hole for his first collegiate goal, while Higgins had the prettiest of the night getting it top shelf in the third.

I don't get to that many hockey games, so I don't have too much to say about the team, but they looked a lot stronger defensively then they have in a while. Everybody seemed surprisingly competent. The goalie Kieran Millan, a freshman, also looked quite solid. He didn't get tested too much, but he didn't do anything to make me nervous... which extremely unusual in my experiences with BU goalies over the years.

The Bonino-Yip line was the most impressive offensively last night, generating the most opportunities and near constant offensive pressure... the Wilson line skated well, but was either too cute with the puck or perhaps just unlucky.

Anyway, I assume Minnesota will be back at #1 later today since the Terriers got shellacked by #20 Amherst on Friday... but it was a pretty crazy weekend of upsets, so who knows how the rankings will shake out?