Monday, February 2, 2009

An embarassment of riches

I tend to hope for games that are close but not uncomfortably close, and I'm typically pleased when the third period lead is at least three goals to limit shenanigans.

Tonight's game fit the bill.

Get a game recap here.

Next week, after the championship game, I'll write up a little piece about just how hilarious Northeastern's futility has been in the tournament. It's mind-boggling.

But tonight, the Huskies took a 6-1 win from BC in front of a dwindling crowd of 17,500 people. After a rough first couple minutes, the Huskies started playing their system and started burying chances they've historically missed. BC goalie John Muse was a wreck and eventually got pulled. His inability to handle the puck cost him two goals, including one where a lot of hard work from Chris Donovan set up what was, essentially, an empty-netter for Steve Quailer.

Northeastern fans were loud, albeit out of sync on the cheers. But as NU moves to its first championship game since 2005, optimism is on the rise.

See you Monday, BU.

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