Second Period – Eagles and Spartans

3:34: BC gets its second power play of the game when Abdelkader hooks Benn Ferriero in front of the Spartan net. The Eagles’ power play is clicking at 35% over the last 13 games.

5:00: Another State hooking call – Crowder goes off. 5×3 for BC.

6:14: Lerg comes up huge on Ben Smith, who was all alone in front.

6:50: BC draws first blood on the power play. Brock Bradford gets to a lose puck that squirted out from the corner and lifts a wrist shot that Lerg gets a piece of, but not enough. 1-0 Boston College.

8:38: BC’s Tim Filangieri goes to the sin bin for interference. Michigan State gets it’s second power play of the game. The Spartans have a success rate of 18.9% this season.

10:31: Schneider makes a huge poke save to keep the Spartans off the board, but Boyle goes off for a trip. A short 5×3 for Michigan State.

12:31: Back to even strength.

12:58: And just like that, the Spartans g back on the power play. Carl Sneep with a slash. A TV timeout gives both coaches a chance to set up their special teams.

15:04: A great chance by Chris Mueller just after the power play expired is thwarted by Schneider.

16:32: Michigan State’s Dan Vukovic lays a big check on BC’s Matt Greene, but it’s Vukovic that gets the worst of it, getting stunned momentarily and leaving a pool of blood on the ice. We’ve got a play stoppage as things are cleaned up.

16:32: They just announced the attendance: 19,432 – a new record for a championship game.

17:03: Lerg stones Joe Rooney on a partial breakaway to keep things 1-0 BC.

20:00: And that does it for the second period. SOG for the period was 12-6 in favor of Michigan State, but the lone goal went to BC.