Saturday, February 16, 2008
WILSON LIFTS BU TO SECOND-STRAIGHT OVERTIME WIN, 1-0, OVER MAINE
Colin Wilson scores overtime game-winner for Terriers
BOSTON, Mass. - Freshman Colin Wilson scored the game's lone goal and sophomore goaltender Brett Bennett earned his first career shutout, as the Boston University men's ice hockey team won its second overtime game in as many nights with a thrilling 1-0 victory over Maine on Saturday evening at Agganis Arena. Wilson knocked in a rebound at 3:30 of the extra session, lifting the Terriers to their fourth straight win and helping them improve to 12-14-4 on the year with a 10-8-3 Hockey East mark.
Junior goaltender Ben Bishop turned in a spectacular 37-save performance for the Black Bears, but it wasn't enough, as they dropped to 8-17-3 on the year and 4-14-3 in conference play.
Bennett stopped all 17 shots he faced after keeping the Black Bears scoreless for the final 58:15 of the Terriers' 2-1 overtime victory on Friday.
In overtime, Wilson won a faceoff from the left side and junior Brandon Yip made a quick turn to pick up the puck and fire it from the top of the circle. The shot was stopped by Bishop, but Wilson was there to fire the rebound to the top left portion of the net.
The result marked the first time the Terriers that won two overtime games on consecutive days in over 22 years, as BU posted a home sweep over Northern Michigan on Jan. 17-18, 1986, by scores of 5-4 and 8-7.