Monday, October 31, 2011

From the FreeP: Halloween scare comes early

By Arielle Aronson/DFP Staff

It seems these days that it is not a No. 12/13 Boston University men’s hockey game without a goal from sophomore forward Matt Nieto.

So on Saturday night at Agganis Arena, when BU and the University of Massachusetts were knotted 4-4 in overtime and Nieto had yet to score, it seemed likely Nieto would be the hero for the Terriers.

Indeed he was, as Nieto’s goal with 3:17 into overtime lifted BU (3-2-1, 2-1-1 Hockey East) over UMass (1-3-2, 0-3-2 Hockey East), 5-4.

It was a positive outcome in a game in which the Terriers trailed 3-0 at the end of the first period, but due to a momentum-changing 5-on-3 penalty kill for BU followed by an energy-boosting goal soon after, BU mounted a comeback to earn its first win in two weeks.

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