Maine earns valuable men’s hockey tie with BU

Posted Nov. 06, 2010, at 11:48 p.m.

BOSTON — It wasn’t a win but it was a valuable road point for the University of Maine men’s hockey team Saturday night.

Boston University freshman center Charlie Coyle’s goal with 1:21 left in regulation and BU goalie Kieran Millan on the bench in favor of the extra attacker enabled the Terriers to tie Maine 2-2.

David Warsofsky threw the puck toward the net from the point and it bounced off some sticks across to the far post where the alert Coyle batted the knee-high puck into the empty net.

Maine had erased a 1-0 deficit with third-period goals from Gustav Nyquist and Jeff Dimmen.

Chris Connolly’s second-period, power-play goal had staked BU to the 1-0 lead.

Nyquist tied it by skating down the left side and shoveling a rebound of a Dimmen shot over Millan.

Dimmen broke the tie when he got his initial shot back at the point and snapped a wrist shot over Millan’s glove through a screen

Connolly had opened the scoring when he one-timed an Alex Chiasson pass past Maine goalie Dan Sullivan.

The Black Bears outshot BU 8-4 in the first period but squandered a five-on-three that spanned 57 seconds in the opening stages of the game.

Maine is now 4-1-3 overall, 2-0-1 in Hockey East.

BU is 6-0-2 and 4-0-2.

Maine had gone just 1-9-1 in its previous 11 games at Agganis Arena.

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