Here are a couple more stats for the first period of play:

As I mentioned, BU held a slight, 11-9 lead in shots. That said, BC had more quality chances, getting five shots off from the grade ‘A’ area compared to BU’s three. BC attemped 20 shots in total, missing the net three times and having BU block eight attempts. BU had 19 attemps, missing the net just twice, while the Eagles blocked six shots in the frame.

The official scoring on the BU goal was Higgins from Thomasian and Peter MacArthur at 2:33.

Each team had one penalty for two minutes.

  • bcuafmsu2

    It’s early yet. They have to be more disciplined, true, especially the upperclassmen – but BC characteristically doesn’t peak until playoffs in the spring.

  • BC82

    This is standard operating procedure for Jerry York and his Eagles, a mixed bag early on, followed by steady improvement, capped off by a juggernaut once we’re into February.

    In the last 13 seasons, BC has gone at least to the Frozen Four a whopping 8 times; they are the college hockey gold standard, with a dash of maroon to boot.

  • Boston

    I don’t think we’ll see another team approach 42-1-2. That Maine team had superstars at all positions and extraordinary scoring depth up front. College hockey was a much more wide-open game then then too, without today’s emphasis on neutral-zone defense.