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January 24, 2009 :: 6:02 PM


bu vs unh :: agganis arena, boston university :: january 23, 2009

Last night (as we do just about every Friday, it seems), we headed into Boston for the BU/UNH game.  I wasn’t quite sure what to think - BU hadn’t beaten UNH in quite some time - but apparently that was about to change.

Holy crap, we kicked their butts!  From Wilson’s goal mere seconds into the game, to Wilson literally kicking Collins’ butt in a fight, it was a good game.  For me it really was Colin Wilson’s night.  (Even though I still think Millan should have been the # 1 star!  Seriously,  the kid had a shut out!  A shut out!) He had two goals, an assist and 14 minutes in penalties (all because of the fight) - good enough for a Gordie Howe hat trick.  You hardly ever see those - especially in an NCAA game.

Tonight, we’re headed up to UNH for the second game in the home and home.  I think if we played like we did last night, we’ll sweep the weekend. I hope we sweep the weekend… I don’t like being behind Northeastern in the Hockey East standings and every point helps.

I’m both excited and “eh” about our trip down the road.  Durham is certainly closer than Boston, but the tickets were a gift from my old employer (they have UNH season tickets) and I’m stuck sitting on the UNH side, next to one of the (retired) partners of the firm, and behind the penalty box.  I’m not sure what the view looks like from there, and I’m not sure I want to be sitting in enemy territory, in my bright red jersey, during a televised game, but that’s life, I guess. The tickets were free, and we were just going to watch the game on TV anyway, so why not drive the half hour to the Whit?

I guess we’ll see what happens.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the W… and that NESN chooses to ignore us when they’re filming that area of the rink…