Jan. 28, 2011
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ORONO, Maine - The No. 16 Boston University men's ice hockey team scored the game's final three goals to pull off a 4-3 road victory over No. 11/12 Maine on Friday evening at Alfond Arena in the opener of a two-game weekend series.
Junior David Warsofsky scored the game-winning goal at 3:43 of the third period as the Terriers battled back from a 3-1 deficit after the Black Bears scored three times in a span of 1:12 in the second.
Sophomore Alex Chiasson tallied a goal and an assist and BU also got goals from junior Corey Trivino and sophomore Wade Megan. Junior Kieran Millan turned in a 34-save performance in goal.
BU improved to 12-7-6 overall and 9-5-4 in Hockey East play. Nine of the Terriers' dozen wins have been come-from-behind victories. Maine dropped to 11-7-5 with an 8-5-3 conference mark.
Spencer Abbott scored two goals 21 seconds apart in the early stages of the second period to give the Black Bears a 2-1 lead before Tanner House scored unassisted less than a minute later to compete the three-goal spurt.
Shawn Sirman recorded 23 saves in goal for Maine, which was 1-of-6 on the power play. BU came up empty on its seven chances with the man advantage.
With the teams skating 4-on-4, Trivino opened the scoring 11:52 into the game when he converted on a breakaway with assists from junior Chris Connolly and sophomore Max Nicastro.
After BU took a 1-0 lead into the second period, the home squad inginited its crowd with its three-goal run, which started immediately after Chiasson nearly made it a 2-0 contest on a breakaway.
Chiasson, however, kickstarted the comeback when he sent home a shot from the slot at 11:46 of the second. The sophomore didn't get all of the puck on his shot attempt, but the slow slider eluded Sirman with assists going to freshmen Charlie Coyle
and Matt Nieto
Sophomore Ross Gaudet assisted on the final two goals, beginning with a tally by Megan just 28 seconds after Chiasson's marker.
After BU came up empty on a power-play chance early in the third, Warsofsky registered the game-winner at even strength when his shot from the center point found the top right corner of the goal and lodged in the netting with 16:17 left in regulation. Chiasson and Gaudet picked up assists on the tally.
Maine outshot BU, 12-5, in the final stanza, but Millan and the BU defense allowed the Warsofsky goal to stand and allow the Terriers to extend their lead over Maine for third place in the league standings to three points.
The two teams will face off again on Saturday (Jan. 29) at 7 p.m.