Monday, February 1, 2010

LIVE from the Beanpot!

Welcome one, welcome all to The Huskies Insider Live Blog of the 58th annual Beanpot! Our intrepid Huskies take on Boston University looking to get back to the Beanpot final for the second consecutive year. It is the second time this season the two teams have met, with Northeastern picking up a huge 1-0 victory at Matthews Arena behind the stellar play of freshman goaltender Chris Rawlings, who became the second-ever goalie to shut out BU in Huskies history. Be sure to check back with the Huskies Insider as we will be providing updates throughout the game.

10:54 p.m. -  Final: Boston University 2, Northeastern 1. The Huskies couldn't get one past Millan in the final minute despite having a two man advantage. Northeastern will face Harvard in the consolation game on Monday, February 8 at 5 p.m. 

10:52 p.m. - Northeastern with the empty net, trying to use a six on four advantage to get the tying goal. One minute left.

10:50 p.m. - Big break for NU, as BU's Ross Gaudet is called for a trip at 18:36. The Huskies will be a man up for the remainder of the game. 

10:49 p.m. - The Huskies kill off the BU power play. 2:10 left in the game. Huskies looking to even things up late.

10:45 p.m. - 4:28 left in the game and BU is back on the power play. Steve Silva heads to the box for holding. 

10:43 p.m. - Goal Boston University Alex Chaisson puts home a two on one opportunity under the arm of Rawlings at 14:13. 2-1 BU  

10:39 p.m. - 7:45 left in the contest, the excitement level in the building has been ratcheted up a notch or two. 

10:33 p.m. - Kyle Kraemer puts home his 10th goal of the season, rifling a shot from the point on the power play. Garrett Vermeersch and Tyler McNeely picked up assists on the play. 9:21 left in the game.

10:32 p.m. - GOAL NORTHEASTERN. Kraemer puts it in the back of the net at 9:34. We are tied at 1-1 folks.

10:29 p.m. - Funny how things work out...Northeastern kills the five minute major and now has a two-man advantage. Colby Cohen heads to the box for BU. 

10:27 p.m. - BU's David Warsofsky just leveled MacLeod after the whistle...skating four on four for 27 seconds.

10:26 p.m. - One minute left of killing off the five minute major. The Huskies are doing a good job working as a unit.

10:23 p.m. - Two minutes and a half minutes have gone by in the Huskies penalty kill, Northeastern is keeping the BU attack at bay with some solid defense.

10:19 p.m - Alex Tuckerman takes a five minute major and a game misconduct for a hit from behind at 2:46. Northeastern will be on the penalty kill for five minutes.

10:15 p.m. - The third period is set to begin. The Huskies set up in the BU zone early.

10:08 p.m. - Once again things were even on the stat sheet in the second period. BU held a 15-13 advantage in shots and attempted 23 to NU's 20. The Huskies blocked four shots to the Terriers' three while Rawlings made 14 saves for 27 overall. Millan has stopped all 23 shots he has seen. Both teams have combined for six penalty minutes, with BU converting the lone tally on a power play. 

9:59 p.m. - The second period comes to a close with BU leading 1-0. Northeastern has had its fair share of chances and after Boston University scored, Northeastern controlled things in the offensive zone for most of the period. The Terriers have the 28-23 shot advantage. It should be a riveting third period as the Huskies are bound to convert a chance into a goal. 

9:49 p.m. - Robbie Vrolyk's wide open shot was kicked away from Millan. The Huskies are getting plenty of chances on net since the BU goal as the Terriers have not really been a factor on the offensive end. 2:31 remains in the period.

9:47 p.m. - BU kills off the power play, making the Huskies 0-for-3 tonight on the man advantage. 3:23 remains in the period.

9:43 p.m. - The Huskies have done a nice job over the past two minutes applying the pressure, keeping the BU defense on its feet. Ellement came in from the point to fire a shot to see it stopped by Millan. However, NU is now on the power play after BU's Joe Pereira took a hooking penalty. 

9:38 p.m. - The Huskies kill off the power play, but BU is still threatening. NU was just whistled for offsides. 8:03 remains in the period. 1-0 BU. Shots on goal BU 25, NU 15.

9:34 p.m. - The Huskies storm out of the face on their own end as Wade MacLeod fires in a good looking shot from the slot, only to be denied the shorty from Millan.

9:33 p.m. - Things don't get any better for Northeastern as J.P. Maley takes a hooking penalty, putting BU on the power play once more.

9:30 p.m. - Goal Boston University. Colby Cohen sneaks one by Rawlings stick side at 8:23 on the power play.

9:28 p.m. - 13:21 remaining in the period. Donovan takes a holding penalty. BU on the power play, where they are 0-for-1. Just 30 seconds into the kill and the Huskies have sent the puck down the river twice, not letting the Terriers set up in the zone.

9:25 p.m. - A good sequence of events for the Huskies, stopping the Terriers from threatening in the NU zone. NU used some crisp passing to re-apply the pressure on BU, causing Millan to cover up the puck for a face off to the right of the net.

9:21 p.m. - Chris Donovan just missed putting in shot off a rebound, taking a whack at it mid-air. The Huskies are controlling the pace early on this period...four minutes have gone by.  

9:18 p.m. -And the puck drops on the second period. Hopefully some of the Huskies' scoring chances tickle the twine for the lead.

9:15 p.m. - It has been a pretty even game statistically right now. Both teams have seven blocked shots while BU owns a narrow face off advantage at 9-8. 

9:11 p.m. - Paws is owning Rhett the Terrier right now in some one-on-one hockey.

9:02 p.m. - The first period comes to a close with no scoring. BU has the advantage on shots on goal, leading 13-10. Rawlings has been top-notch for the Huskies thus far as both teams have seen many good chances foiled.

In terms of best student section of the game, that honor CLEARLY goes to the Dog House, whose deafening bark has responded to the task tonight.

9:00 p.m. - A minute and a half left in the first period, BU has killed off Northeastern's second power play. We have a face off in the NU zone to the left of Rawlings. 

8:57 p.m - Huskies throwing the shots in on net with three in the first 40 seconds of the power play. NU's best opportunity came when Steve Silva tried to redirect a shot in front of the net that went just wide.

8:55 p.m. - 3:53 left, BU takes another penalty. This time its Colby Cohen with a tripping violation. Huskies on the power play again.

8:52 p.m. - 4:12 left in the first period. BU is applying the pressure, firing numerous shots on goal, but Rawlings is unfazed, having 12 saves thus far in the contest.

8:51 p.m. - BU had eight shots in just about five minutes and now have the advantage at 10-5.

8:48 p.m. -  Two spectacular saves by Rawlings, stoning BU at the gates...NU has had opportunities on offense with a few odd-man rushes, but are sending the shots wide.

8:46 p.m. - The Huskies kill off the BU power play, getting down in the trenches to block some shots. 8:17 left in the first period, still no score. Shots on goal: NU 5, BU 3.

8:43 p.m. - Drew Ellement takes a holding penalty at 9:00. BU on the power play for the first time this evening.

8:40 p.m. - Kyle Kraemer blasts a shot only to see it turned away by BU netminder Kieran Millan. Face off in the BU zone...

8:40 p.m. - BU effectively kills off the power play, never letting the Huskies get in a rhythm. Once at even strength, the Terriers came down the ice and got off a clean shot on net, only to be denied by Rawlings. 

8:35 p.m. - BU's Max Nicastro takes the first penalty of the game, a two minute minor for tripping. The Huskies are on the power play for the first time tonight.

8:30 p.m. -   And we're off! Northeastern wins the opening draw and are applying the pressure early in the BU zone.

8:20 p.m. - The Beanpot is currently honoring its Class of 2010 for the Beanpot Hall of Fame, which includes former NU standout goaltender Tim Marshall '86 who was considered the star of the Huskies' 1984 Beanpot championship.

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