Saturday, October 27, 2007
BU Falls to Michigan, 6-2
Lawrence, Bonino score for the Terriers
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The third-ranked Michigan men's ice hockey team used goals from six different players to post a 6-2 win over Boston University on Saturday night and complete a weekend sweep at Yost Ice Arena.
Junior Jason Lawrence scored his second goal in as many nights for the Terriers, who fall to 0-4-1 on the year. Freshman Nick Bonino added his first career goal and junior Chris Higgins assisted on each BU tally.
Michigan (5-0-1) scored twice in the first three minutes of play and never looked back. BU got a goal back in the opening minutes of the second period, but the home team scored the next three tallies of the contest to cruise to the victory.
Senior goaltender Karson Gillespie made 26 saves for the Terriers, while junior Billy Sauer completed a strong weekend between the pipes with a 22-save effort for the Wolverines.
Michigan had a goal waved off on the first shift of the contest, but came right back with a tally just 42 seconds into the game, as freshman Ben Winnett scored off assists from junior Tim Miller and freshman Matt Rust.
BU senior Kevin Kielt was whistled for interference soon after the early goal and Michigan took full advantage of it, as freshman Aaron Palushaj found classmate Max Pacioretty in the slot at the 2:25 mark.
The Terriers took advantage of a miscue from Sauer to get on the board and make it a 2-1 contest at the 1:38 mark of the second.
Trying to clear the puck just outside the right edge of the crease, the netminder lost his balance in addition to control of the puck. Higgins was made an alert play, quickly getting his stick on the puck and sending it backward, where Lawrence was there to send it home.
BU looked to muster an equalizer, but to no avail, as Michigan regained a two-goal edge on a power-play tally by freshman Carl Hagelin at 5:42 of the middle stanza.
Michigan made sure no comeback was in the works in the third, getting goals from freshman Louie Caporusso, junior Travis Turnbull and senior Chad Kolarik.
Bonino capped the scoring when he knocked in the puck amidst a fierce scramble in front of the net with 6.5 seconds remaining in regulation. Higgins and senior Ryan Monaghan were credited with assists on the play.
The Terriers will return to action on Thursday, Nov. 1, when they visit Providence for a 7 p.m. contest.