Friday, March 09, 2007

BC Took Care Of Us Powerful Easily

Well Game 1 didn't go exactly as I had hoped it would. Of course, that doesn't come as a shock. We're a 7 seed playing one of the best teams in all of college hockey at a time when they're playing their best hockey of the season. The keys to this series, I thought, would be slowing down BC senior forward Brian Boyle and our own freshman goalie, Brad Thiessen, stepping up big. Thiessen wasn't bad tonight, nor was he particularly good, saving 26 of 29 shots (3 goals allowed), but it wouldn't have mattered if he was great anyway. We nearly matched BC shot for shot (25-29), but Eagles goalie Cory Schneider simply wasn't going to allow anything by. Well earned shutout, indeed.

a for effort. l for loss.

Sopohomore right winger Brock Bradford put the biggest dent in Thiessen, going for two goals, while fellow sophomore Nathan Gerbe was involved in all three of the teams goals, getting three assists on the night. As it turns out, Schneider also set the BC school record for shutouts, his 14th in three years.

dude was good.

The loss, of course, puts us in a rather imposing hole, as we now have to beat the Eagles in two straight games in order to keep the season alive and advance to the Hockey East semis. If Schneider's anything like he was tonight in the next two games, well, we'll just have to wait til next year.

Anyway, you know what they always say....


(hey, you have to draw solace from somewhere, right?)

-On a side note, Vermont topped (Sucks To) BU 3-2 while New Hampshire had their way with Providence, 4-0. If these were 1 game playoffs, my picks would be 3-3. We'll see if that holds up. (At least in the case of NU, I hope not.)

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