It took a big explosion early in the 3rd, but BC got past Minnesota tonight, 5-2, at the DCU.
Too ecstatic to recall all the details clearly, but here are some of the concerning things I remember:
- Muse left a number of really juicy rebounds out there
- Minnesota physically manhandled us throughout the game
- We spent almost the entire 2nd period in our end
We also saw something really bizarre and rare late in the 3rd - something I was just recently discussing with a friend of mine, oddly enough.
With about 3:40 to go and the score 4-1 BC, the Gophers pulled their goalie. With 3:20 to go, they scored a goal that came quickly out of the net, and the officials somehow blew the call and didn't stop play.
No problem - next whistle, they'd go to the review booth and give them the goal.
But play proceeded to go on uninterrupted until :50 SECONDS TO GO, when BC buried an empty net goal.
The fans celebrated, the band played 'For Boston,' we all sieved 'empty net,' but we also all knew that the goal wasn't going to count. They had to re-set the clock to 3:20, take BC's goal off the board, and put one up for Minnesota. 4-2, 3:20 to go... 3:20 more of stress.
But the Eagles survived and Nate Gerbe potted an empty netter to set up the 5-2 final.
Onward & upward - Miami (OH) tomorrow.