March 21, 2009

BOSTON - The No. 1/2 Boston University men's ice hockey team scored three goals in a 44-second span in the third period to erase a 1-0 deficit before holding on to post a 3-2 victory over No. 15 Boston College in the semifinal round of the 2009 Hockey East Championship on Friday evening at TD Banknorth Garden. The top-seeded Terriers will attempt to earn their seventh Hockey East tournament title on Saturday (March 21) at 7 p.m. when they face fifth-seeded UMass Lowell -- a 3-2 overtime winner over Northeastern.

Juniors Zach Cohen and Brian Strait and sophomore Colin Wilson all scored in the 12th minute of play in the third period after BC got on the board first at the 17:50 mark of the second.

The Eagles scored just as a BU penalty expired with 5:42 left in regulation, but the Terriers held on to improve to 30-6-4 on the season and become just the fifth team in program history to reach the 30-win mark.

Both teams went 0-for-5 on the power play and BC held a 23-21 shot advantage, but BU scored on three of its four shots in the decisive third period.

Hockey East Rookie of the Year Kieran Millan made 21 saves in the BU goal while his counterpart, sophomore John Muse, made 18 saves for the Eagles, who finish the season with a record of 18-14-5.