End third period, Maine 7-3: The game is over. Maine defeats BU 7-3 in the final matchup of Frozen Fenway 2014.
Third period, 19:00, Maine 7-3: Devin Shore has scored his second goal of the game. This one was shorthanded and of the empty-net variety. Maine leads 7-3.
Third period, 17:05, Maine 6-3: Ben Hutton has scored an empty-net goal to give Maine a 6-3 lead. It’s Hutton’s second goal of the game.
Third period, 17:22, Maine 5-3 : Maguire has been pulled to give BU an extra attacker. Maine leads 5-3. The Terriers have called a timeout.
Third period, 14:54, Maine 5-3 : The Terriers are making this game interesting. Maine’s lead has been trimmed to 5-3 after a goal from Cason Hohmann. It was assisted by Danny O’Regan and Nick Roberto.
Third period, 13:29, Maine 5-2 : BU has scored its first power-play goal of the game to cut Maine’s lead to 5-2. A point shot from defenseman Ahti Oksanen was stopped, but Terriers forward Nick Roberto put it past Ouellette at the edge of the crease.
Third period, 12:32, Maine 5-1 : BU is back on the power play after an interference penalty by Maine’s Connor Leen. BU is 0-for-6 on the power play today.
The first scoring chance went to Maine on a breakaway but Maguire made two huge saves.
Third period, 8:20, Maine 5-1: Ouellette’s shutout is gone as BU finally gets on the board to make the score 5-1. Defenseman Garrett Noonan scored his fourth goal of the season, assisted by Robbie Baillargeon and Dalton MacAfee. The goal was a scored from a shot at the point.
Third period, 8:00, Maine 5-0: BU is starting to spend more time in the attacking zone but all of its shots are from the outside and clearly visible to Maine goalie Martin Ouellette.
Third period, 5:20, Maine 5-0: Maine isn’t able to capitalize on the power play. The Black Bears are now 3-for-7 with the man advantage.
Third period, 2:40, Maine 5-0 : Maine continues its perfect penalty killing. They are 6-for-6 in short-handed situations.
Third period, 0:01, Maine 5-0 : The final period is underway! BU is on its sixth power play. The Terriers are 0-for-5 with the man advantage so far.
Second period, 20:00, Maine 5-0: Maine takes a 5-0 lead over BU entering the second intermission.
Second period, 18:20, Maine 5-0: Maine kills off the penalty and we’re back to even strength.
Second period, 17:22, Maine 5-0: BU has earned a power play after Maine forward Brady Campbell was assessed a minor penalty.
Second period, 14:00, Maine 5-0: The action has settled down a bit after Maine dominated the first half of the period. BU needs to do a better job getting traffic in front of Ouellette because he’s seeing every puck right now.
The Black Bears have a 22-15 shot advantage.
Second period, 10:01, Maine 5-0: The second half of the second period is underway.
Second period, 10:00, Maine 5-0: Terriers forward Danny O’Regan took a minor penalty to give Maine a power play, but shortly after that, Black Bears winger Mark Anthoine also took a penalty. We will have 4-on-4 action for the next 54 seconds after the teams change ends at the midway point of the period.
Second period, 8:27, Maine 5-0: BU tried to get one back right after the Lomberg goal but Ouelette made several tremendous saves as a couple of Terriers attempted to jam the loose puck in the crease pass the goal line. The Maine goalie has made 12 saves so far.
Second period, 7:37, Maine 5-0: BU killed the penalty, but shortly after, Lomberg scored his second goal of the game to increase Maine’s lead to 5-0. His shot from the slot found its way past Maguire through a number of bodies in front of the net.
Second period, 5:32, Maine 4-0: Mike Moran has taken a minor penalty, giving Maine a power play. BU needs a successful penalty kill to have any chance of making a comeback.
Second period, 5:20, Maine 4-0: Maine right-winger Andrew Cerretani’s breakaway shot is stopped by Maguire, his first big save of the game. Cerretani scored in the first period.
Second period, 3:10, Maine 4-0: Maine is spending a lot of time in the attacking zone thanks to quick puck movement, a good cycle game and winning puck battles along the boards. It’s rare when a Maine shift doesn’t end with at least one shot attempted.
To be fair to the Terriers, they are taking chances offensively to get back into the game, and that will result in odd-man rushes up ice for the Black Bears.
Second Period, 0:01, Maine 4-0 : The second period is underway!
First Intermission: There will be a shortened five-minute intermission break so the teams can play as much of this game as possible. The rain has returned. The second period will begin soon.
First period, 20:00, Maine 4-0: After an exciting first period that was interrupted by a lengthy rain delay, Maine takes a commanding 4-0 lead into the intermission.
First period, 18:21, Maine 4-0: Maine has killed off the penalty.
First period, 16:21, Maine 4-0: A two-minute penalty for holding assessed to Maine’s Brice O’Connor has given BU a much-needed power play.
First period, 15:55, Maine 4-0: Devin Shore continues Maine’s dominance with the Black Bears’ fourth goal of the game. It’s Shore’s 10th goal of the season.
BU has pulled goaltender Matt O’Connor. He’s been replaced by Sean Maguire.
First period, 15:10, Maine 3-0: Maine has taken a 3-0 lead, and it’s not a surprise after how much they’ve dominated the game following the rain delay.
Andrew Cerretani took a beautiful pass from Cam Brown and deked the goalie to score the goal.
First period, 14:30, Maine 2-0 : Devin Shore takes a wrist shot to the left of O’Connor but shoots the puck right into the BU goalie’s chest. It was the fourth or fifth good scoring chance Maine has created in the last few minutes.
First period, 10:51, Maine 2-0: The two sides have changed ends halfway through the first period because of the weather. They will do this in each period.
After the stoppage, O’Connor made two fantastic saves, one of which was on a rebound shot when he was already down on the ice. He’s keeping the Terriers in the game right now. Maine has a 9-6 shot on goal advantage and has created the majority of the quality scoring chances.
Shortly after those saves, BU got a power-play when Ryan Lomberg was given a two-minute penalty.
First period, 7:31, Maine 2-0: On the first play after a lengthy rain delay, Maine defenseman Ben Hutton scored on a point shot that found its way through traffic and past O’Connor. It was a power-play goal.
Devin Shore and Connor Leen picked up assists on the goal.
The Black Bears now have a 2-0 lead.
First period, 7:25, Maine 1-0: Maine will have a two-minute power play when the game resumes. BU forward Sam Kurker was assessed a tripping penalty before play was delayed.
4:32 p.m.: Play will resume in approximately 10 minutes.
4:23 p.m.: The zambonis are back on the ice. Both teams are scheduled to resume play in seven minutes. Maine leads BU 1-0 with 12:35 remaining in the first period.
4:16 p.m.: According to @BUGameday, the two teams will return to the ice at 4:30 p.m.
The ice crew is currently pushing as much water off the ice as possible.
4:00 p.m.: The rain is falling at an even stronger rate than when the game was delayed. The lightning has also continued.
The teams remain in the locker room.
Here’s a photo of the ice crew getting water off the playing surface.
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First period, 7:25, Maine 1-0 : We are in a weather delay at Fenway Park. Heavy rain, lightning and thunder has forced action to stop and the teams have headed back to their locker rooms.
First period, 6:37, Maine 1-0: Maine has opened the scoring! Black Bears right winger Ryan Lomberg took a pass and fired a wrist shot from the slot that beat O’Connor.
First period, 5:40, 0-0 : Maine has killed the penalty and the teams are back to even strength.
First period, 4:10, 0-0: Devin Shore has taken a penalty to put BU on its first power play of the game. He checked Roberto along the boards from behind. Maine got the first scoring opportunity with a mini-breakaway short-handed.
BU then fired two shots on Ouellette but he stopped both, including a great right-pad save on a rebound.
First period, 2:36, 0-0 : Neither team has created a quality chance as they go through the feeling out process and adjust to a slick, rain-covered ice surface.
Each club has two shots on goal.
3:25 p.m.: BU has won the opening faceoff and we’re underway!
3:15 p.m.: Starting Lineups
LW: Nick Roberto
C: Danny O’Regan
RW: Cason Hohmannn
D: T.J. Ryan
D: Garrett Noonan
G: Matt O’Connor
LW: (Connor Leen)
C: Devin Shore
RW: Steven Swavely
D: Ben Hutton
D: Brice O’Connor (captain)
G: Martin Ouellette
3:05 p.m.: The teams have finished their pre-game skates and the zambonis are doing their best to mend the ice surface as the rain continues to fall at a steady rate.
We are about 15 minutes away from puck drop.
2:40 p.m.: The Boston University Terriers and the Maine Black Bears will conclude Frozen Fenway 2014 with a fantastic matchup featuring two of Hockey East’s top programs.
This is the first time these two schools have played since Maine defeated BU 7-0 on home ice in mid-November. At 7-10-2 (2-4-1 in Hockey East), Saturday afternoon’s game is incredibly important for the Terriers as they attempt to climb out of the bottom part of the league standings.
Puck drop is scheduled for 3:20 p.m. ET, and the weather could play a major role in the outcome of the game. It’s raining steadily in the pre-game warmups and precipitation is expected to fall throughout the entire contest.