Forgive me for ever doubting a team coached by Jerry York. The Eagles responded to their slow finish to the regular season by coming out and pounding Providence 5-1 on back to back nights.
Each game was like a carbon copy: the Eagles came out swinging with 3 early goals on Friday and 4 in quick succession tonight. Then they were sort of sluggish in the second period, but recovered to do enough to get the job done in the 3rd. Not the best 60 minute performances in the world, but high-quality and encouraging.
A few things stood out in particular:
1) Gerbe's penalty shot:
Sadly, this crappy video is all we've got of Gerbe's ridiculous spin-move penalty shot to make it 4-0 in Game 2, but the crowd reaction tells the story:
The goal was practically a clone of Ryan Shannon's penalty shot last year in the NHL:
Yeah, it was nasty.
After a shaky month since the Beanpot, John Muse recovered to play two excellent games against the Friars including a 36 save effort tonight. He didn't have to make many spectacular saves, but it's the routine stuff that has been giving him trouble. No softies tonight.
3) Ben Ferriero
Ferriero got two goals yesterday including an absolute bullet for BC's 4th. He also tallied BC's 2nd goal tonight. He needs to heat up to help the PP and just improve our overall offensive output.
4) Bertram & Sneep scoring - self explanatory, thse guys don't get on the scoresheet often enough and I'm happy for them
Nick Petrecki wasn't taking any garbage tonight when the goon from PC tried to elbow Muse in the face. It was nice to see the team sticking up for one another out there.
The only downer was the attendance, but that was to be expected.
Out of town, BU lost to Lowell, UNH smoked UMass, and NU topped Vermont.
Two game 3s tomorrow... should be interesting.
ON TO THE TD BANKNORTH GARDEN!
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