Championship Game – Third Period

0:00: Twenty minutes to go. Maybe.

0:00: Miscellaneous factoid: BC is 23-1 when leading after two periods this season.

1:10: A great chance by the Spartans has the crowd buzzing. Kennedy puts one through the crease behind Schneider. Right after, Abdelkader goes to the box for interference.

3:39: BC with a couple of good chances, but after some discussion Matt Greene heads to the penalty box for running into Lerg.

4:41: Lerg with the save of the game, a beauty glove stop off a shorthanded two-on-one for BC.

5:39: BC back to full strength, still leading 1-0.

7:51: Things getting chippy with battles all over the ice. Offsetting penalties result to Kucharski (BC) and Graham (State). We’ll skate 4×4.

9:47: BC’s Tim Filangieri is called for a hook.

9:53: Right off the faceoff, Boyle pinches and Tim Kennedy gets around him, walks in and beats Schneider short side. We’re tied at One.

13:01: The O-Word is starting to make its way around the pressbox. Also, we’re being told that Boyle is now being credited with the first BC goal. Have to check the replay on that one.

16:49: It’s not overtime yet, but the teams are playing like it is.

19:42: Spartans score! A turnover leads to a 3-on-1 for Michigan State. Abdelkader hits the post, but the Spartans maintain possession, and Kennedy finds Abdelkader, who makes the most of his second chance, deflecting the pass past Schneider at the far post. Boyle breaks a stick over his own head. 2-1 Michigan State.

19:58: Mueller seals the deal with an empty net score. Michigan State is on the ice celebrating, but there’s still 1.7 seconds to go. Equipment all over the place. Confusion ensues.

20:00: Jerry York comes off the bench and signals them to run the clock down. Game over. Spartans are champs!

20:01: And USCHO has the ad up for Michigan State merch. Have at it.