From the FreeP: California Cool: Long Beach boy Nieto comes up with game-winner

By Tim Healey/DFP Staff

Friday night at the Mullins Center, as he nonchalantly leaned with his back against a wall outside the media room, Matt Nieto maintained his naturally calm and collected demeanor, despite an unimpressive 2-2 tie with University of Massachusetts and despite the Boston University men’s hockey team’s overall underwhelming success.

“We’re not worried at all right now,” the sophomore forward said. “We have a good team.”

Apparently he was right.

Nieto came out the very next night and tallied two assists and the game-winning goal in overtime, spurring the Terrier (3-2-1, 2-1-1 Hockey East) come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Minutemen (1-3-2, 0-3-2 Hockey East) at Agganis Arena.

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