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3:34: BC gets its second power play of the game when Abdelkader hooks Benn Ferriero in front of the Spartan net. The Eagles’ power play is clicking at 35% over the last 13 games.

5:00: Another State hooking call – Crowder goes off. 5×3 for BC.

6:14: Lerg comes up huge on Ben Smith, who was all alone in front.

6:50: BC draws first blood on the power play. Brock Bradford gets to a lose puck that squirted out from the corner and lifts a wrist shot that Lerg gets a piece of, but not enough. 1-0 Boston College.

8:38: BC’s Tim Filangieri goes to the sin bin for interference. Michigan State gets it’s second power play of the game. The Spartans have a success rate of 18.9% this season.

10:31: Schneider makes a huge poke save to keep the Spartans off the board, but Boyle goes off for a trip. A short 5×3 for Michigan State.

12:31: Back to even strength.

12:58: And just like that, the Spartans g back on the power play. Carl Sneep with a slash. A TV timeout gives both coaches a chance to set up their special teams.

15:04: A great chance by Chris Mueller just after the power play expired is thwarted by Schneider.

16:32: Michigan State’s Dan Vukovic lays a big check on BC’s Matt Greene, but it’s Vukovic that gets the worst of it, getting stunned momentarily and leaving a pool of blood on the ice. We’ve got a play stoppage as things are cleaned up.

16:32: They just announced the attendance: 19,432 – a new record for a championship game.

17:03: Lerg stones Joe Rooney on a partial breakaway to keep things 1-0 BC.

20:00: And that does it for the second period. SOG for the period was 12-6 in favor of Michigan State, but the lone goal went to BC.

  • lah02155

    Eh: that pretty much describes BC’s season so far. Plenty of time to turn it around, though.

  • Mainer4

    Pretty much the results that I called Friday afternoon.

    • Anonymous

      You’re Sooooo good.

  • Tim

    Wait a second. “Eh” for BU with 2 points against the Warriors. Much more should be expected of the No. 1 team (especially with one of those games at home). Tying Merrimack – no matter if they are a good-by-Merrimack-standards team – twice is something to hang one’s head about.

  • Nailed it Dave. You called ’em where they fell – straight up. I don’t agree with you very often (prob why I don’t have a column) but I do agree with your assessment of the weekend. It will be interesting to see what comes of the Maine – BC “showdown” this weekend. BC shouldn’t make the mistake of taking the Bears too lightly – they’ can make you pay the price. Maine also shouldn’t go in too confident…BC is a decent team. Also – good for the Friars – nice to see them coming back!

  • Guest

    I think there is much less parity in HEA this year than in previous ones. Some really good teams (BC, BU, Maine) and some horrible ones (NU, UMA, UML)