Backpedalling to the Playoffs
With an ugly looking 4-2 ENG loss to Northeastern, the Boston University Terriers Men's Ice Hockey team heads into the Hockey East Playoffs on a 2 loss skid, and really hasn't looked good since they took 3 points in 2 games from UNH a few weeks back. Tonight's loss probably also did damage to BU's burgeoning "John Curry for Hobey Baker Award" campaign, as the goaltender let in a couple really soft goals in the first period, and the guys in front of him really couldn't do anything to reverse the momentum. A bright moment of hope came in the third when Boomer Ewing put a one-timer past NU's Thiessen to cut the lead to 3-2, and BU sustained momentum for several minutes before imploding due to a slew of needless penalties, particularly the minors by Morrow and Straight down the stretch.
Now, BU is only one point up on Boston College for the 2 seed in the Hockey East playoffs, and BC still has a home-and-home series with the New Hampshire Wildcats. BC only needs a single point to take the 2 seed, by virtue of winning the regular season series with the Terriers. This probably means a quarterfinal series date with either Maine or Vermont at BU, a prospect no Terrier fan is relishing.
In other news, congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, on kicking off the Grapefruit League campaign with a stunning... 4-4 10 inning tie with the Minnesota Twins. Ah, spring training baseball, "I live for this!"