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UML Crasa - No
Glove save Borgiel. Merrimack wins the shootout.
Crasa up for UML. If Borgiel stops this, Merrimack wins.
MC Copponi - No
Matt Copponi up for Merrimack. If he scores, Merrimack wins.
UML Truman - No
MC Citara - Goal
UML Cooper - No
End of OT: Going to a shootout.
Not much happening (per usual) in this 3-on-3.
Game on in OT
End of 3: Lowell and Merrimack 1-1.
Timeout Lowell after an icing.
Copponi back out now.
He's back on the bench now.
Right after the goal Copponi went straight downthe tunnel to the room. Not sure if that was injury or an equipment issue.
Excellent play by Matt Copponi. He had Citara on a 2-on-1 but recognized that Citara was a little behind him coming out of the box. He shot the puck low, far pad, and the rebound went right to Citara. Excellent ready by Copponi and nice finish from Citara.
MERRIMACK GOAL: 1-1 with 3:49 left. Michael Citara, fresh out of the box, gets the goal.
Not the time to take a penalty ... down 1-0 with 5:30 left.
Lowell to the PP. Too many men on Merrimack. I believe the linesman called it.
Another chance for Merrimack on a 2-on-1. They've had a few of those. None converted yet.
13:53 left. Still 1-0 Lowell. Merrimack has had some good opportunities during the game but not many second chances.
Puck came out from behind the net and he snuck it inside the post.
LOWELL GOAL: UML takes a 1-0 lead just 0:24 into the 3rd period. Rheaume scored right on top of the crease.
Third period underway
End of 2: 0-0.
Some chances for Lowell on this PP but Borgiel (and Felton) with big saves
Huge save by Welsh on Sacco. Great chance for the Warriors on a 2-on-0. Bono to Sacco.
Not a ton happening here. And few whistles. Already 11 minutes gone in the second period.
More up-and-down chances, but i'd say Lowell has had the better of the play. Chances probably even. Lowell has had more possession.
Merrimack and Lowell underway in the 2nd period.
Merrimack men's basketball down 33-29 at the half against Ohio State.
End of 1: 0-0.
Lowell to the PP with Borgiel called for a trip.
A few more quality chances for the Warriors. Merrimack's chances seem to come in spurts thus far.
6:47 left in the 1st period, still 0-0.
Merrimack generating some good chances early. Tyler Young with a big bid on the rush. Just now they had some of their best possession of the game with multiple scoring chances. Lowell controlled the first 4-5 minutes.
Merrimack and Lowell are underway.
Merrimack is breaking with the rotation. Zachary Borgiel will start for the Warriors.
Here are tonight's lineups and game notes.
Welcome inside Lawler Arena. Merrimack and UML will get underway in about 50 minutes. Warmups start in 12 minutes. Tonight's game is broadcast on NESN locally and nationally.