Frozen Four: UVM-BU first period update

April, 9, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Vermont was the only team to have a winning record against Boston University this year, with the Catamounts taking the season series 2-1. But the two Hockey East rivals haven't played since late November. In Thursday's second national semifinal, the Terriers came out strong in the opening 20 minutes and own a 2-0 lead after one period.

BU opened the scoring at 11:19 when center Colin Wilson redirected a Kevin Shattenkirk shot from the left point that beat Vermont goalie Rob Madore low to the glove side.

It was the Hobey Baker finalist's 16th goal of the season and was evidence of why the sophomore was a first-round pick of the Nashville Predators in summer 2008.

BU made it 2-0 at 16:27 when Chris Higgins threaded a nifty pass though the legs of a diving Josh Burrows and found Jason Lawrence, who popped a shot into the top right corner above Madore. It was Lawrence's 24th goal of the season.

The second Terriers goal came less than a minute after the Catamounts almost broke through on the power play. A shot by Peter Lenes from the left circle was deflected and fluttered behind goalie Kieran Millan. But defenseman Colby Cohen was in the right place at the right time and swatted the puck in midair and out of harm's way.

Shots in the period were 14-7 in favor of the Terriers. UVM is 0-for-3 on the power play, and BU is 0-for-1 with the man advantage.



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