Shots on Goal: Beanpot Tournament-BC’s Muse vs BU’s Milan
The game of the night that everyone was waiting for between perennial powerhouses BC and BU was next up and did not disappoint as the #1 ranked BC Eagles snatched a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory over the #14 ranked Terriers.
Senior goalie John Muse, last years tournament MVP, recorded his 17th victory on the season and the teams 20th (20-6-0) , with a 34 save effort.
Muse saved his best for last with the teams tied 2-2 and time winding down in the third period, BU had a man advantage for almost four minutes and couldn’t put one in the back of the net.
Muse’s Beanpot record improves to 6-1 as his Eagles head into the Championship game against Chris Rawlings and his Northeastern Huskies next Monday.
Milan, 37 saves, gets the hard luck loser award for the game as all three goals scored against him came off deflections of his own teammates.
The heart breaker came at 3:17 in the overtime period when BC’s Tommy Cross sent a shot towards the net that grazed a BU players skate and redirected the puck past Milan.
This is just the third time in the last 28 years that BU has not advanced to the title game. BU will face Harvard in the consolation game next Monday afternoon.