Boston College-Miami Notes

Boston breakdowns

Since 2006 Miami’s season has come to an end against teams from Boston.

In 2006, 2007 and 2008 Boston College ended Miami’s season and then last year the RedHawks lost to Boston University in heart-breaker of a national championship game.

This year the loss just continued the tradition as Miami lost 7-1 to the Eagles.

Flip a coin

Miami coach Enrico Blasi has said all season he has two No. 1 goalies. Thursday he went with Connor Knapp who was the hero of the regional final victory over Michigan. 

After allowing three goals on nine shots, Blasi opted to go with Cody Reichard who played well until the third period, when he allowed four goals, including two weak, bad-angle shots that beat the goalie five-hole.

Overall Reichard stopped 17-of-21 shots he faced.

Roller coaster continues

 While Miami has two No. 1 goalie, Boston College has been relying heavily on John Muse in net and it’s been quite a rollercoaster of a ride.

Muse started the NCAA tournament with a strong 28-save effort in a 3-1 win over Alaska. But in the next game he allowed seven goals on 39 shots in a 9-7 win over Yale.

Against Miami, Muse was back in better form, stopping 17-of-18 shots.

A not so Buzzer Beater

When the second period ended a Boston College player let a shot go several seconds after the buzzer had blown to end the period. The end result was some pushing and shoving by the RedHawk blue line, but no penalties were called.

The shot, which was slapshot that sailed wide, probably should have been called a penalty and given Miami the man-advantage to start the third period. 

No clean sheets

Miami had not been shutout in a loss this season before entering the Frozen Four.

The RedHawks avoided the shutout 5:19 into the third period when Joe Hartman’s wrister beat Muse.

Miami did have a 0-0 tie with Ohio State earlier this season, and even though the Buckeyes won the shootout it was still a tie by NCAA regulations.

Boston College had three shutouts during the regular season this year.

Record breaking crowd

34,954 fans packed into Ford Field on Thursday, setting an NCAA record for fans at an indoor college hockey game.

It was also a record for most amount of fans at a Frozen Four game.

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