|1st||7:27||NOE||1-0||PP||Jeremy Davies (3)||Nolan Stevens/5, Dylan Sikura/12|
|1st||14:16||NOE||2-0||PP||Dylan Sikura (8)||Nolan Stevens/6, Adam Gaudette/11|
|1st||15:19||NOE||3-0||PP GW||Adam Gaudette (11)||Garret Cockerill/13, Dylan Sikura/13|
|2nd||3:16||NOE||4-0||EV||Trevor Owens (1)||Biagio Lerario/2, Lincoln Griffin/3|
|2nd||7:33||NOE||5-0||PP||Dylan Sikura (9)||Adam Gaudette/12, Garret Cockerill/14|
|2nd||14:23||BC||1-5||EV||Michael Kim (4)||Michael Karow/2, Julius Mattila/9|
|2nd||16:56||BC||2-5||PP||Christopher Brown (5)||Michael Kim/3, David Cotton/9|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (9-7-2)||1/5||10/31||0|
|Cayden Primeau (W, 6-3-1)||58:21||2||3||17||6||26|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Joseph Woll (L, 7-6-2)||23:16||4||6||2||0||8|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The No. 15 Eagles could not overcome an early deficit as No. 10 Northeastern scored three first-period power play goals and never looked back. The Eagles added two goals late but ultimately fell to the cross-town foe 5-2 Saturday night at Kelley Rink.
The Huskies jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the second period before Michael Kim's fourth goal of the season put the Eagles on the board. Christopher Brown added a second snipe for the home team late in the second, but both teams remained scoreless in the third, leaving the final score at 5-2.
No. 15 Boston College - 2 / No. 10 Northeastern- 5
Kelley Rink / Chestnut Hill, Mass.
No. 10 Northeastern (10-5-1 / 8-3-1 HEA) / No. 15 Boston College - (9-7-2 / 9-3-0 HEA)
BC HIGHLIGHTS & GAME NOTES
- Julius Mattila is currently on a six-game point streak after assisting on Michael Kim's goal in the second period. Mattila has accounted for four goals and six assists over that six-game stretch as the Finnish product leads Boston College in scoring with 14 (5-9-14) points.
- Christopher Brown scored Boston College's first 5-on-3 power play goal of the season late in the second period. It marks the Bloomfield Hills, Mich. native's third power play goal of the season and fifth, overall, as an Eagle.
- Michael Kim scored his fourth goal of the season midway through the third period. The goal stands as his 10th-career marker for the captain. Kim also added an assist on Brown's power play goal for his sixth-career multi-point performance and second of the season, first since netting a pair of goals with two goals at New Hampshire on Nov. 17.
- David Cotton has been on a tear as of late, accounting for his 11th point in eight games as the Parker, Texas native assisted on Brown's power play goal in the second period.
- Freshman defenseman Michael Karow collected his second collegiate assist with the helper on Kim's goal in the second period.
FIRST GOAL (1-0 - Northeastern) FIRST PERIOD - Jeremy Davies - 7:27 - POWER PLAY
- Northeastern attacked first on the initial power play opportunity of the night. Dylan Sikura quarterbacked the play, getting the puck out of the far corner out to Nolan Stevens on the crease. Stevens quickly tipped the puck back out to the slot where Jeremy Davies gathered it, stepped into it and ripped it past Joseph Woll for a 1-0 NU advantage.
SECOND GOAL (2-0 - Northeastern) FIRST PERIOD - Jeremy Davies - 14:16 - POWER PLAY
- Garrett Cockerill started the play down low, connecting with Nolan Stevens on the near post. Stevens took his chance in tight and Woll made the initial stop, but the puck hopped over to Jeremy Davies on the far side and he slammed home the loose puck to make it 2-0 on the power play.
THIRD GOAL (3-0 - Northeastern) FIRST PERIOD - Jeremy Davies - 15:19 - POWER PLAY
- Boston College was still serving a five-minute major assessed to Aapeli Rasanen and NU's Adam Gaudette kept the Huskies' power play goal string intact. Sikura pushed up to Cockerill on the left dot and he dropped it off for Gaudette atop the circle. Gaudette skated it up top, through the slot and with ample room, snapped it past Woll at 15:19 to give Northeastern a 3-0 buffer.
FOURTH GOAL (4-0 - Northeastern) SECOND PERIOD - Matt Trevor - 3:16 - EVEN STRENGTH
- Trevor Owens extended the Huskies' advantage on a long shot from within the blue line. Lincoln Griffin started the play from behind the net and synced up with Biagio Lerario in between the circles. Owens slipped behind the play and Lerario dropped it back just within the blue line. Owens let the shot loose through traffic from within the blue line and it beat Woll through heavy traffic at 3:16 of the second frame to make it 4-0. Owens's tally chased Woll in favor of BC netminder Ryan Edquist.
FIFTH GOAL (5-0 - Northeastern) SECOND PERIOD - Dylan Sikura - 7:33 - POWER PLAY
- Northeastern capitalized four a fourth power play goal at 7:33 of the second period. Cockerill provided Gaudette with the puck a just within the blue line on the top right side of the zone. Gaudette deferred down to Sikura and after he gathered it, he skated it through the zone and snapped it by Edquist in the seam to make it a 5-0 Northeastern lead.
SIXTH GOAL (5-1 - Boston College) SECOND PERIOD - Michael Kim - 14:23 -EVEN STRENGTH
- Michael Kim stopped the bleeding at 14:23 of the second period on a long-range snipe to make it 5-1. Michael Karow gained the zone by racing down the right side and rimming the puck up to Kim up high on the left side. Kim slid it over to Julius Mattila and he quickly relayed it back to Kim for the long-range shot. Kim's shot found the back of the net from behind the left circle, past NU netminder Cayden Primeau's glove.
SEVENTH GOAL (5-2 - Boston College) SECOND PERIOD - Christopher Brown - 16:56 - POWER PLAY
- The Eagles took advantage of a full two-minute 5-on-3 advantage after Matt Filipe (grasping the facemask) and Garrett Cecere (roughing) were both sent off at 15:29. Twenty-seven seconds later, Boston College converted on a play along the right side, generated by David Cotton down low. Cotton hit Kim with the puck for a one-timer blast just within the blue line. Kim's shot got through and Primeau made the initial block, but Christopher Brown was in position to put the carom back underneath Primeau's pads at 16:56 to cut deeper into Northeastern's lead, 5-2.
BOSTON COLLEGE GAME LEADERS
Points: Michael Kim (1 - 1 - 2)
Goals: Michael Kim (1 - 1 - 2) / Christopher Brown (1 - 0 - 1) Assists: Michael Kim (1 - 1 - 2) / Michael Karow (0 - 1 - 1) / Julius Mattila (0 - 1 - 1) / David Cotton (0 - 1 - 1)
Shots: Casey Fitzgerald ( 5 )
Northeastern: 4 - for - 8
Boston College: 1 - for - 5
Northeastern: 6 - for - 12
Boston College: 10 - for - 31
BOSTON COLLEGE LINES
Cotton - Jul. Mattila -Moore
Grando - Räsänen - Hutsko
McPhee - Brown - Tortora
Carreau - Greco - Walker
McInnis - Fitzgerald
Jes. Mattila -Lohan
Karow - Kim
The Eagles close the first half of the season and will return to Kelley Rink on Saturday, December 30 to host UConn. Game time is scheduled for 3 p.m. Following the league matchup, Boston College will pack up and head to the desert for a few days to participate in the first-ever Ice Vegas Invitational at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Eagles will square off against Michigan Tech on Friday, Jan. 5 at 5 p.m. (8 p.m. on the East Coast) and play either Arizona State or Northern Michigan the following evening.