Frozen Four final: First period update

April, 11, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Both Boston University and Miami University used early adrenaline to come out flying from the drop of the puck. Play settled down as the first period went on.

BU opened the scoring at 15:15 when freshman forward Chris Connolly was in the right place at the right time. Terrier freshman defenseman David Warsofsky put a shot toward the net from the left point that deflected off Miami freshman forward Adam Hirschfeld and into goalie Cody Reichard. But Reichard couldn't control the puck with his glove and Connolly came down from the right wing to push it over the line for a 1-0 BU lead.

Both goaltenders have been sharp so far, and BU's Kieran Millan looks more settled than he did Thursday against Vermont, when he had some trouble with his glove hand. Reichard registered eight saves in the first and Millan stopped all 10 shots he faced.

BU was buzzing late in the period but couldn't put anything past Reichard. With less than a minute to go in the period, Miami sophomore forward Tommy Wingels was whistled for hooking BU junior defenseman Eric Gryba at 19:47.

The Terriers will start the second period with 1:48 left on their first power play. Miami was 0-for-3 (3 shots) with the man-advantage in the opening 20 minutes.



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