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Knight's 39 Saves Help Eagles to Second Straight Win

Boston College men’s hockey snagged their second straight win of the season with a 3-0 victory over Colgate on Sunday afternoon. The win marked the first time the Eagles have won back-to-back games to start the season since the 2011-12 season.

Luke McInnis started off the scoring for BC, finding the back of the net off a give-and-go from David Cotton in the first period. This goal would be the senior’s first since his freshman year in his 100th career game skating in the maroon and gold. 

Two-thirds of the Eagles’ top line combined for the second goal of the game in the second period. Julius Mattila sauced a pass to Logan Hutsko, who then fired a shot past the Colgate goalie to put BC up 2-0. 

The undeniable Cotton-Mattila-Hustko line gathered seven points to boost the offense on the day. This trio has proven to be a force to be reckoned with in the past and they’ve wasted no time displaying their strength throughout the first two games.

Midway through the third period, BC capitalized on the power play, with Aapeli Räsänen passing the puck off to Cotton whose shot deflected off a Colgate defenseman and into the goal for the third and final score of the game.

Although Colgate outshot BC 39 to 26, the Eagles topped the Raiders in faceoffs won 32 to 24. Freshman Spencer Knight grabbed his first shutout as an Eagle, blocking all 39 shots that came his way. 

Both Cotton and Knight secured Hockey East honors as a result of their play in the past week, with Cotton being named Player of the Week and Knight grabbing Rookie of the Week.

The Eagles will look for wins three and four as they travel to Colorado to take on on No. 2 Denver in a two-game series on Oct. 18 and 19, both games starting at 9 p.m.

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