NU 0, BC 2: Eagles Prevail After Well Played Game
Despite many chances to get ahead throughout the game, Northeastern couldn’t get anything past BC’s John Muse as his 35 saves propelled the Eagles to a 2-0 win in front of a sold out Matthews Arena crowd.
Although the Huskies put forth a much better effort than they did the night before against Providence when they lost 3-2, NU continued it’s struggles on the power play, going 0-6. In total, the team went 1-12 on the weekend with the man advantage.
Missed opportunities included Steve Quailer ringing one of the crossbar, Wade MacLeod missing the net on a few point blank shots, and Cody Ferriero putting a rebound just wide of an open net in the last minute of play.
“There were a lot of really good scoring chances,” Cronin said. “You know it’s a bad omen when your leading scorer has a wide open net and shoots it through the crease and misses the net.”
Both of BC’s goals came on the power play but they didn’t get on the board until there were less than 8 minutes left in the game. Joe Whitney connected with his brother Steven on a cross-ice pass and the younger brother wristed it over Rawlings, breaking the scoreless tie and giving the Eagles the lead for good.
Brian Gibbons sealed the game, hitting the empty net with 9 seconds remaining.