BOSTON COLLEGE ADVANCES TO TD GARDEN WITH 3-2 WIN OVER MASSACHUSETTS
Junior defenseman Brian Dumoulin nets game-winnin goal for Eagles
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior Brian Dumoulin netted the game-winning goal in the final minute of the second period and junior goaltender Parker Milner recorded 33 saves to lift top-ranked Boston College past Massachusetts, 3-2, and captured a two-game sweep of the Hockey East quarterfinal series in front of 3,946 fans at Kelley Rink.
Massachusetts opened the scoring with a Conor Sheary goal at 2:54 of the first period, but the Eagles answered with two first-period goals of their own.
Junior Pat Mullane put the Eagles on the board at the 4:25 mark and senior Paul Carey netted a power-play goal at 8:18.
The Eagles relinquished the lead on a Joel Hanley power-play goal at 18:03 of the second frame, but Dumoulin put the Eagles back ahead to stay at the 19:11 mark.
The Eagles were outshot in each period and Massachusetts finished the game with a 35-22 edge.
Milner's 33 saves helped him improve to 23-5-0 on the season.
Minutemen freshman goalie Kevin Boyle made 19 saves in defeat. He falls to 8-7-4 for the year.
The Eagles move on to the Hockey East semifinals at the TD Garden on Friday, March 16. The opponent and team are to be determined.
Team Records: Massachusetts 13-18-5; Boston College 27-10-1