From the FreeP: Despite high shot total, BU defense was much better Saturday

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff

ORONO, Maine – When you see that No. 11/12 University of Maine registered 42 shots against the No. 16 Boston University men’s hockey team in a 1-1 tie Saturday night, including 20 in the first period alone, it would be easy to jump to the conclusion that the Terriers performed poorly on defense for the second night in a row.

That would be a mistake, though. The Terriers were not spectacular in their own end, but they were much better than they were in Friday night’s 4-3 win. After giving up an astounding 24 grade-A chances in Game 1 of the weekend series, BU held Maine to just 10 Saturday night.

“They were just shooting them from the outside and we did a pretty good job at defending grade-A,” BU coach Jack Parker said after Saturday night’s game. “We gave up a lot of grade-A’s last night. We did a real good job at that tonight.”

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