Northeast Regional Final, Boston College vs. Miami: Live Blog

Posted by: Mike McMahon

We are blogging live from the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH. The Boston College Eagles and the Miami RedHawks battle for a trip to St. Louis.

5:56p – Benn Ferriero makes it 4-0 BC.

BC 4, MIA 0 – 8:29, 3rd 

5:50p – In Miami’s two third-period power plays, the first unit of Jones, Davis and Kaufman saw little ice time behind the RedHawks’ second unit.  

5:45p – BC looks like they are on their way to St. Louis. Matt Lombardi takes a shot from the slot and while Zatkoff made the initial save, Kyle Kucharski was there to bury the rebound.

BC 3, MIA 0 – 12:12, 3rd 

5:43p – Rooney and Ferriero jsut broke in on a 2-on-0 (that’s right, and they’re killing a penalty), but Jeff Zatkoff came up with the HUGE save sprawling from his right to left to make the pad save. 

5:42p – Mike Brennan goes to the box again, this time for holding and Miami is on the power play.

BC 2, MIA 0 – 14:49, 3rd 

5:32p – As we start the third period, Miami will be on the power play after Mike Brennan took a penalty at the 20 minute mark of the second. 

5:29p – According to an official in the press box, the BC goal was not allowed because the net came off the moorings before Brennan’s shot crossed the line. 

5:26p – We are at the end of two in a game that has seen 44 shots combined for the two teams (24-20 in favor of Miami). The RedHawks will see their season on the line in the third period. Last year, it was the Eagles that eliminated Miami with a 5-0 in the first round of the tournament.

5:01p – It looked like BC had taken a 3-0 lead but it was ruled no-goal, here’s how it happened:
Pat Gannon took a shot from the right boards – Zatkoff made the initial save but the puck squirted back out in front. Matt Price was crashing the net and had another shot and then ended up on top of Zatkoff as Mike Brennan flew in from the blueline and knocked the puck out of mid-air into the net. It was ruled no goal and we will try to get an official to tell us why.

BC 2, UNH 0 – 5:40, 2nd 

4:41p – It’s Rooney again. He steals the puck from Robbins and wraps around for the goal.

BC 2, MIA 0 – 13:48, 2nd 

4:36p – BC takes the 1-0 lead. Benn Ferriero came in on ther right side and slashed towards the middle through Miami defender Brad Robbins and fed Joe Rooney for the one-timer in the left circle.

BC 1, MIA 0 – 16:48, 2nd 

4:17p – End of the first period and we are scoreless. Miami has outshot BC 11-6 through the first frame and Brian Boyle and Nathan Davis were having a long conversation with the officials as they were leaving the ice.  

4:08p – Either a lot of people from Miami flew out last night, or there are a lot of UNH fans still around that are cheering against BC because it sounds like the building is pro-RedHawk. Speaking of the building, we are a about 3/4 full. Jersey roll call (so far): 
Miami
BC
Maine
UNH
Merrimack
BU
Minnesota

That’s all for now anyway

4:04p – And the officials are whistle happy in Manchester – Motherwell (holding) and Filangieri (slashing) are in the box for BC, meanwhile on the otherside Kaufman (hooking) and Steffes (slashing) are in the box for Miami. 

4:01p – Brett Motherwell takes ANOTHER penalty for the Eagles and the RedHawks are back on the power play.  

3:52p – Boyle just went off for obstruction-hooking (his second penalty in the first ten minutes) and for Miami, great timing with a TV timeout to rest their top-line of Jones, Davis and Kaufman 

3:45p – Brian Boyle goes off for high-sticking, so now the RedHawks will actually have an eight second power play. Then it will be four-on-four again. SO for those of you not paying attention, that means that the Eagles will have only spent 1:08 of Guerin’s five-minute major actually on the power play

3:42p – Ryan Jones just cut in front while shorthanded and drew a penalty when BC’s Motherwell slashed him. Four-on-four hockey for th enext 2 minutes

BC 0, MIA 0 – 15:45, 1st 

3:39p – Marty Guerin just got a 5:00 major for hitting BC’s Tim Filangieri from behind. He gets to sit down for the night.  

3:34p – The puck is about to drop 

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