CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Five players scored one goal apiece and senior goaltender Kieran Millan registered 42 saves to lead No. 13 Boston University to a 5-3 Hockey East victory over No. 2 Boston College before a sellout crowd of 7,884 fans in Kelley Rink.
BC outshot BU, 45-15. The visiting Terriers made the most of their chances, striking twice on eight shots in the first period and capitalizing on their lone shot of the middle stanza for a 3-1 lead after two periods.
Each team scored twice in a third period in which 15 penalties totaling 49 minutes were issued for the 5-3 final.
BU sophomore Charlie Coyle opened the scoring with a power-play tally at 10:15 of the opening period and freshman Yasin Cisse scored on a breakaway at the 17:03 mark.
The Eagles outshot the Terriers, 23-1, in the second stanza but could only manage a draw on the scoreboard for the period as sophomore Garrett Noonan scored an unassisted goal at 13:21 to put BU up, 3-0.
Boston College sophomore Bill Arnold got the Eagles on the scoreboard with a power-play goal at 16:59, redirecting a Tommy Cross shot from the point past Millan for BC's first goal against BU in 96 minutes, 59 seconds dating back to the first round of last February's Beanpot.
The teams also scored two goals apiece in the final frame with both teams adding both an even strength and a power play goal. For the Eagles, junior Chris Kreider scored at 14:34 and senior Barry Almeida notched a power play-goal at 17:16. For the Terriers, freshman Cason Hohmann potted the man-advantage goal and senior Corey Trivino scored into an empty net at 16:57.
Thirty penalties totaling 79 minutes were called in the game. The Eagles went 2-for-11 with the man advantage and the Terriers went 2-for-6 on the power play.
Junior Parker Milner made 10 saves to take the loss. He falls to 9-5-0 this season. Millan improved his record to 6-4-1.
The teams meet for the regular-season finale tomorrow night - Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. inside Agganis Arena.
Team Records: Boston University - 8-4-1, 6-3-1 Hockey East; Boston College - 10-5-0, 7-3-0 HE