Both Boston College’s and Merrimack College’s senior goaltenders kept their respective teams hanging tough in a scoreless second period of the Hockey East Championship game.
Merrimack’s Joe Cannata stopped 15 BC shots. BC’s John Muse turned away 11 Merrimack shots. Both survived a lot of pressure and traffic in front of their nets in order to keep the game even in the second.
Both teams killed off two penalties each. BC’s Barry Almeida took an interference call around the six minute mark. Merrimack survived being down two men around the mid-point of the period, with Carter Madsen in the box for hooking and Kyle Bigos in the box for slashing. BC’s Steven Whitney took a hooking penalty with 30 seconds left in the period to give Merrimack a minute and a half of power play time when the third period begins.