Frozen Four final: Second period update

April, 11, 2009
WASHINGTON -- There was a several-minute stretch in the second period when all defensive responsibility went out the window. It had to make both BU coach Jack Parker and Miami coach Enrico Blasi cringe. There were several odd-man rushes -- including a 3-on-0 by the RedHawks -- but both goalies were able to withstand that added pressure.

Miami tied it up at 2:01 when junior forward Gary Steffes scored his 11th of the season after a scramble in front of the BU net. Junior forward Jarod Palmer put a shot on net from the deep slot that was saved by Kieran Millan. Then sophomore forward Andy Miele took a whack at it and Millan made another save. But the puck ended up at the top of the crease to the right of Millan. That's when Steffes came in and buried it to make the score 1-1.

BU keeps getting itself in trouble by taking penalties. But Miami has yet to convert -- "yet" being the key word. The RedHawks are 0-for-5 with the man-advantage while the Terriers have yet to convert on either of their power-play chances.

Through 40 minutes, Millan has 18 saves and Miami goalie Cody Reichard has stopped 15 shots.

Twenty minutes (or more?) to a national title.



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