If you didn't see the game, or read about it - Lowell jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one, but BC stormed back with 3 in the 2nd (Bertram, Ferriero, Smith) and 2 in the 3rd (Kucharski, Smith) to win the game. Total domination in the final 40 minutes. The split with Lowell, combined with losses by PC and NU, moves BC back into sole possession of 2nd place in Hockey East going into next week's monster series against UNH.
Here's my recap, from EagleAction:
Well, those final 40 minutes were the BC team we know and love. But after the first 20, I was wondering if we could retroactively give the Beanpot to BU.
First period was a total lockdown by UML who outshot BC 9-2. It was a continuation of all the concerns we've had about the team: a slow start, shaky goaltending
(Muse should have had that first goal, it squeezed through him and rolled in), poor transition passing, taking penalties, and not killing off said penalties.
Bertram got it turned around with a goal that took a weird hop, skip and a jump past Hamilton - whatever it takes to get Dan on the scoresheet.
The 5 minute hitting from behind call on Schaus was the right call - I wonder if they were targeting Kucharski? If so, Blaise should be getting a call from Mr. Bertagna. It was pretty upsetting to see BC waste 2 minutes of the 5 minute power play by taking a penalty, but it was the right play to make as Lowell had a good shorthanded chance.
Once Ferriero scored to tie the game, it was all BC. It was nice to see Smith score twice and it was even cooler to see Kucharski get on the board. I really like that Kucharski-Lombardi-Orpik combo.
We're going to need Smith, Bertram and Ferriero to really crank it up if we're going to make a run in NCAAs, as teams will try to neutralize Gerbe.
We'll find out next week how we stack up with one of the best teams in the country.
Lowell's Tsongas Arena is really nice (pics coming tomorrow). BC had a really big turnout, as usual, and the place was quite full (5,000+).
UML's band is one of the better bands in Hockey East. They have guitar and bass in their pep band... really odd. But they rock out for having such a small band.
On the other hand, UMLs student section might be the only one that is lamer than ours. They don't stand, many of them don't wear Lowell apparel, and the best they could muster up was a "BC sucks" chant, which I didn't hear much of in the 2nd or 3rd periods. :)
I can't wait for the UNH series. It's gonna be epic.
Speaking of epic, Women's hockey's epic meltdown continued last night with a loss against a pathetic Maine team that almost sinks their chances at making the Hockey East playoffs, barring a miraculous turnaround wherein BC goes 5-0 in their final 5. Since the Eagles' longest winning streak this year is 3, it's safe to say that that probably will not happen.
MBB plays at home against UVA at 1 PM (game will be broadcast on TV38).
WBB hosts Georgia Tech tomorrow night at Conte in the "Think Pink" game.
Softball recovered from an 0-2 start to their weekend by sweeping Maine and Ohio at the ECU Pirate Invitational. They are now 2-2, with 5 games coming up next weekend in Fort Myers, FL., against St. Bonaventure, Florida Gulf Coast (twice), South Dakota State, and Western Carolina.
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