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FINAL: Merrimack 3, BU 2. SOG 30-21 Merrimack.
Whoa! BU scores with 7.4 left but the ref is waiving it off for a high stick. What a crazy finish!
50.0 left and a NZ draw coming.
Whoa ... BU goes offside. Draw coming in the neutral zone. They had MC caught in a change, too. That's a costly, costly mistake.
Welsher line out again with the empty net.
Commesso to the bench with 1:41 left.
2:21 left and a draw coming down Borgiel's end. Maybe a BU timeout here?
2:39 left. Keeping an eye on Commesso now.
The Durflinger-Welsher-Jandric line is getting a lot of ice here in the 3rd period. They've been excellent tonight.
This has been a long game. Already hit the 2:24 mark.
3:18 to play.
4:05 to play
Speaking of turnovers ... Forsmark with a bid there off a D-zone turnover by the Terriers.
BU has been taking chances with the puck all night - it has led to turnovers and is a reason MC has such a shot advantage - but you have to imagine they'll take more chances here in the last five minutes down a goal.
5:31 to play.
Back to 5v5. BU is now 1 for 5 on the PP tonight.
BU to the PP with 7:47 left. Holding on Brar.
8:54 left in the 3rd.
MERRIMACK GOAL: Matty Copponi sets up Adam Arvedson for his first collegiate goal. 3-2 Merrimack with 13:29 left in the 3rd period.
BU headed to the PP once MC touches up
Game on in the 3rd period.
End of 2: Merrimack and BU are tied up, 2-2. SOG 23-14 (18-8 Merrimack in the period). MC will have 0:41 of PP time to begin the 3rd.
Ohhh, it was on a delayed penalty. Cockerill was talking about the penalty I bet. MC tied the game, and they're on the PP.
Logan Cockerill had a long talk with the officials after the goal. BU doesn't seem to be challenging the play, but I don't know. No review.
MERRIMACK GOAL: Jake Durflinger on a breakaway scores his first as a Warrior. 2-2 game with 1:19 left in the 2nd.
Wilmer Skoog's second of the game makes it 2-1 Terriers.
BU GOAL: Terriers take a 2-1 lead with 3:59 left in the 2nd period.
Nothing doing on the MC power play. Still 1-1.
6:55 left in the 2nd, Merrimack headed back on the PP after a media timeout.
Penalty coming on BU again
As evidence ... SOG are 13-2 Merrimack in the 2nd period.
This game has gotten more physical and more chippy, and that's Merrimack's style more than it's BU's.
A whole bunch of roughing minors handed out.
There was an official review to check the players, I think?
Back to 5v5. Looks like 2 penalties per team on the scrum
A whole bunch of penalties after a big scrum in front of the MC net.
Merrimack is headed to its first PP of the night. 10:46 left in the 2nd. Vlasic, who might be BU's best D, is in the box.
They're taking an awfully long look at this ... so I assume it's not cut and dry.
SOG are 14-8 Merrimack. 9-2 Warriors in the period thus far. Only 7:30 into the 2nd.
There was a whistle and they are going to review to see if there was a goal for Merrimack. No MC player reacted like there was a goal, so I doubt it. They're reviewing to see if it crossed the line on a scrum.
15:02 left in the 2nd period.
Game on in the 2nd.
Teams are back on the ice for the second period.
Merrimack's band is playing an intermission set, essentially. Crazy Train with someone singing lyrics. Can't remember seeing that anywhere else before. Pretty cool. Kid on guitar SHREDDED the solo.