With a close 4-2 loss to Northeastern in the Beanpot Championship still in recent memory, Boston College came into Friday night’s game riding a 6-game losing streak. However, senior night seemed to provide BC with the energy they needed to take down #9 Northeastern.
BC pushed the pace and dominated Northeastern through the first 2 periods, outshooting the Huskies 24-13. Marc McLaughlin’s rebound goal at 6:04 of the second period went on to be the game winner in BC’s 3-1 victory over Northeastern. David Cotton netted his team-leading 19th goal of the season, and captain Casey Fitzgerald also added a goal.
Goalie Joseph Woll had a strong performance, stopping 21 of the 22 shots he faced for BC. Austin Plevy’s second-period goal denied Woll the shutout. Northeastern goalie Cayden Primeau finished with 2 goals allowed on 32 shots.
Three of BC’s four previous games ended in a 1 goal loss, with one exception being an empty netter in the final 20 seconds made the final score 4-2 against UMass Amherst. BC’s strong play over last several games was finally rewarded Friday night.
“It’s a great confidence booster to win another 1 goal game. I think we’ve played pretty strong hockey since the Beanpot,” head coach Jerry York said following the game.
After Friday night's victory, the Eagles went into Saturday with a chance to sweep the home-and-home series with Northeastern. However, BC was unable to pick up a second victory on the weekend.
The Huskies came away with a 4-2 victory on their home ice on Saturday. They took a 4-0 lead before David Cotton and Aapeli Räsänen were able to get the Eagles on the board with two goals late in the third period.
After splitting the weekend series, the Eagles sit at 11-19-3 on the season. They'll face off against Providence for the final regular season game this Thursday at 7 p.m. on the road.
Follow @BCGavelSports on Twitter for the latest updates on Boston College athletics.