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Friday, April 06, 2007

The Frozen Four

Michigan State Spartans 4, Maine Black Bears 2:

This one was just like the Bruins game in Buffalo (The post under this one). Maine came out to an early lead, scoring two early goals on a very nervous Jeff Lerg. Lerg is an exceptional goalie, he then settled down and played great the rest of the way for Michigan State. So after Maine came out to the early lead, just like in the Bruins game, the Spartans scored four unanswered goals on the Black Bears. Though I have no idea whether this affected him or not, Maine coach Tim Whitehead's mother-in-law was killed right before the game. Whitehead was told about this prior to his team taking the ice. The hearts and prayers of Bruins Nation go out to Tim and his family.

Boston College Eagles 6, North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4:

What an ending, that's all I can say. With under five minutes, UND scored short-handed to tie the game up at 3-3. Nathan Gerbe around thirty seconds later then gave BC the lead. Joe Rooney, another BC winger, gave the Eagles a 5-3 lead when he scored an empty net goal with about a minute left. North Dakota managed to score on Cory Schneider though with 17 seconds left to put them within one. Nathan Gerbe though scored again, this time an empty net goal, to put the game away and to send the BC Eagles to the championship game.

So Boston College will face Michigan State University in the championship game Saturday night in St. Louis. The game is at 7:00 PM. I'll be switching back and forth from the Bruins game to this game.


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