Maine-1 Boston University-1. I don't think I've ever seen a game that was so lopsided in shots on goal. There was a point in the game where Maine was outshooting BU like 36 to 13 but many of Maine's shots were from the point. Actually, I bet Maine had 80 shots in that game, 40 of them blocked by BU defensemen. It felt to me like Maine was relying on its talent instead of doing the hard work to get better shots. There was a disallowed goal by Maine that would have given them the victory, though I have no idea why it was disallowed. Maybe someone who watched on TV can fill me in.
This was also one of the chippiest college hockey games I've seen...lots and lots of penalties, and even more pushing and shoving and cheap shots. They obviously don't like each other.
Unfortunately for Maine, after losing yesterday to BU and the tie tonight, they drop to fifth in Hockey East behind Merrimack. Does that sound like the same team that spanked your Sioux in two games earlier in the season, Brent? They've been very streaky.
My brother is a Maine grad, Class of '90, and it had been many years since he'd been to a game at Alfond Arena. He had a great time reminiscing and seeing how much and how little has changed. And the first time I had seen a game there was while he was a student. So it was a good time for the both of us going back to a game there together.