Boston College 5, Minnesota 2

March 29, 2008

MARCH 29, 2008

Boston College 1, Minnesota 0 - 13:27 remaining, 1st Period
Smith 22 (Gerbe, Ferriero) (PP), 6:33

BC junior Nathan Grebe skated into the right circle and fired a shot that was kicked out by Minnesota freshman Alex Kangas. The rebound came to BC sophomore Ben Smith in the slot, who whipped a shot into an open net for his 22nd goal of the season. Gerbe (30) and senior Benn Ferriero (23) were credited with assists on the goal.
Plus/Minus: BC 9, 12, 15, 21; Minnesota 5, 17, 20

Boston College 1, Minnesota 1 - 16:59 remaining, 2nd Period
Howe 14 (Fischer, Peltier), 3:01

Minnesota senior defenseman Derek Peltier slid a pass from the left point to his defense partner, sophomore David Fischer, at the right point. Fischer walked in and wristed a shot towards the net that was stopped by BC freshman goalie John Muse. The rebound was collected by Minnesota senior Mark Howe and backhanded over his right pad to tie the game at one. The goal was Howe's 14th of the season with assists going to Fischer (12) and Peltier (17).
Plus/Minus: Minnesota 5, 14, 20, 24, 25; BC 2, 7, 14, 15, 21

Boston College 2, Minnesota 1 - 12:02 remaining, 2nd Period
Ferriero 17 (Whitney, Filangieri), 7:58

BC junior defenseman Tim Filangieri picked up a Minnesota dump-in and fed freshman teammate Joe Whitney with a pass at the offensive blue line. Whitney walked in 2-on-1 with junior Benn Ferriero. Whitney slid a pass over to Ferriero, who one-timed the feed high over sprawling Minnesota freshman goalie Alex Kangos for his 17th goal of the season. The assists were credited to Whitney (40) and Filangieri (5).
Plus/Minus: Minnesota 5, 11, 17, 20, 26; BC 4, 5, 14, 15, 21

Boston College 3, Minnesota 1 - 15:35, 3rd Period
Gannon 6 (Greene, Price), 4:25

BC sophomore Matt Price chipped the puck into the offensive zone. BC senior Matt Greene picked the puck out of the left corner and centered a pass to senior teammate Pat Gannon, who redirected the pass over Minnesota freshman goalie Alex Kangas' glove for his sixth goal of the season. Greene (4) and Price (7) picked up assists on the goal.
Plus/Minus: Minnesota 4, 6, 7, 13, 17; BC 4, 13, 14, 22, 25

Boston College 4, Minnesota 1 - 11:14 remaining, 3rd period
Whitney 9 (Ferriero), 9:46

BC freshman Joe Whitney corralled the puck behind the goal line, skated into the left circle and ripped off a forehand shot that was stopped by Minnesota freshman netminder Alex Kangos. Whitney picked up the rebound on his backhand and roofed the shot over Kangos' blocker for his ninth goal of the season. BC junior Benn Ferrier (24) picked up his second assist of the game on the goal.
Plus/Minus: BC 4, 14, 15, 21, 26; Minnesota 2, 5, 11, 19, 22

Boston College 4, Minnesota 2 - 3:27 remaining, 3rd period
Gordon 15 (Wheeler, Howe), (6-on-4), 16:33

Minnesota senior Ben Gordon fired a wrist shot from the top of the right circle that beat BC freshman goalie John Muse glove-side for his 15th goal of the season. The goal rang off the inside crossbar behind Muse's glove hand and, while the light went on, play continued until the next whistle, which came with :45 seconds remaining in regulation. Upon video review, the goal was deemed to have crossed the line, and the game clock was reset to 3:27. Junior Blake Wheeler (20) and senior Mike Howe (14) were credited with assists on the goal.
Plus/Minus: Minnesota 11, 13, 17, 24, 26, 28; BC 4, 9, 14, 25

Boston College 5, Minnesota 2 - :16 remaining, 3rd period
Gerbe 29 (Gibbons), 19:43

BC freshman Brian Gibbons broke in 2-on-1 with junior teammate Nathan Gerbe. With Minnesota goalie Alex Kangas on the bench for an extra attacker, Gerbe chipped a backhand shot into the empty net for his 29th goal of the season. Gibbons (17) picked up the lone assist on the goal.
Plus/Minus: BC 4, 5, 9, 17, 22; Minnesota 5, 13, 16, 17, 19, 26