Soul crushing. Life altering. Just a cold sweat and diarrhea inducing nightmare of an experience for North Dakota right there. Charlie McAvoy absolutely silencing the crowd in Fargo with his double-OT dagger to the heart of the defending NCAA national champion. I love it. I love it so much.
This was a hell of a hockey game. North Dakota pretty much dictated the pace, attack, and every other descriptive term used to detail a one sided affair. And BU was running on fumes.
Luckily for the Terriers they had Jake Oettinger in net. The kid friggin’ stopped 56 of 59 shots he faced. He even held North Dakota to just a single goal with under ten minutes left in regulation before the comeback began.
Meanwhile, Boston University mustered just 28 shots on net in 91 minutes and 48 seconds of five period hockey. Hell, they didn’t even get a single shot on net in the first overtime as the cement in their skates seemed to get heavier by the shift.
But Boston University just kept hanging around. And they were lucky to have a second crack at this one. North Dakota thought they had won in the first OT on a Dixon Bowen tap in. Upon video review the goal was over turned as the initial rush leading to the finisher was offside. It took a lengthy seven minute delay to determine the correct call.
That’s the best review in hockey, isn’t it? I’m sure no one will have issue with it when it happens on a big goal in the NHL playoffs this year.
What could have been a devastating blow to North Dakota didn’t really seem to slow them down. They kept the pressure on and were a few short and curly’s away from ending it again multiple times. But by the time the game advanced to second overtime the pace seemed to level out a bit and BU started to get more chances.
That’s when Clayton Keller did some puck possession magic, bought time, and spoon fed fellow 2016 first round draft pick McAvoy a back door golden goal.
As an added bonus for B’s fans, if McAvoy scoring that GWG wasn’t enough Bruins porn for you, Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson also picked up a goal for the Terriers as well.
BU will play tomorrow against the winner of tonight’s Ohio State and Minnestoa-Duluth game for a chance to go to the Frozen Four.
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