Monday, March 12, 2012

Double the fun: Chiasson game-winner in double overtime sends BU to Hockey East Semifinals

By Kevin Dillon/DFP Staff

Throughout his Boston University career, senior goaltender Kieran Millan has broken most of the team’s goaltending records and set quite a few impressive personal records as well. On Sunday night, Millan shattered a less-than-72-hour-old personal record for saves in a game (47) by stopping 68 shots in the No. 6 Boston University men’s hockey team’s 5-4 double-overtime victory over the University of New Hampshire in the final game of the Hockey East Quarterfinals at Agganis Arena. Millan, who has saved 151 shots in the past three games, is only seven saves away from tying the most saves in a Hockey East tournament.

He has a chance to set that record next weekend, since by virtue of the win, the Terriers (23-13-1) will return to the TD Garden to face the University of Maine in the Hockey East semifinals on Friday.

BU required 86:42 of hockey Sunday to complete a comeback from a 4-1 UNH (15-19-3) lead in the second period of Sunday night’s game. Junior assistant captain Alex Chiasson netted the game-winner for BU at 6:42 into the second overtime when he knocked a rebound in the slot past UNH goaltender Casey DeSmith.

“I thought that coming back in this game, we worked too hard to just let that go,” Chiasson said. It didn’t matter if that was me or someone else. It was just a great team effort. I’m so happy for all the guys.”

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2 comments:

  1. To bad the BU women could do this in a game than had a trip to the Frozen Four on the line.

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  2. I really like the line changes coach Parker made with the forwards. It seemed real good, they seemed to click well, combination and order. Lines one through four look good.

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