|1st||19:42.3||BC||1-0||EV||Jesper Mattila (2)||David Cotton/3, Aapeli Räsänen/6|
|3rd||9:16||BC||2-0||PP GW||Graham McPhee (4)||Christopher Brown/4, Michael Kim/2|
|3rd||9:51||BC||3-0||EV||Ron Greco (1)||Jesper Mattila/2, Julius Mattila/5|
|3rd||11:40||BC||4-0||EV||Julius Mattila (2)||David Cotton/4, Jesper Mattila/3|
|3rd||16:41||NOE||1-4||EV||John Picking (1)||Eetu Selanne/1, Jeremy Davies/11|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (8-5-1)||1/2||2/4||0|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Joseph Woll (W, 6-4-1)||60:00||1||8||13||6||27|
|Cayden Primeau (L, 3-3-1)||60:00||4||12||3||11||26|
BOSTON, Mass. - Jesper (one goal, two assists) and Julius Mattila (one goal, one assist) combined for five points, and Joseph Woll made 27 saves to lead Boston College (8-5-1, 8-1-0) to a 4-1 victory over the No. 12/13 Northeastern men's hockey team (7-4-1, 5-2-0) on Saturday night at Matthews Arena.
The Eagles opened the scoring with 17.7 seconds left in the opening period on a goal from Jesper Mattila before adding three goals in the first 12 minutes of the third period to seal the victory. John Picking scored his first collegiate goal late in regulation on a deflection from an Eetu Selanne shot from the left side.
Cayden Primeau got the start in goal for the fourth straight game, making 26 saves as the Eagles outshot NU 30-28 in the game. Both teams played a clean game with the Eagles going 1-of-2 on the man advantage and Northeastern 0-of-1 and winning 38-of-67 face-offs.
FIRST GOAL (1-0 Boston College) - FIRST PERIOD - Jesper Mattila - 19:42.9
The Eagles took a 1-0 lead late in the opening period on Mattila's second of the season. With Boston College transitioning up ice, Aapeli Rasanen lofted the puck up to David Cotton entering the attacking zone. Cotton then dropped to Mattila joining the rush, who tossed a shot off the skate of a Northeastern defenseman and past Primeau for the score.
SECOND GOAL (2-0 Boston College) - THIRD PERIOD - Graham McPhee - 9:16
Boston College extended the lead to two with a power play strike midway through the final frame on McPhee's fourth of the season. As the Eagles operated in the attacking zone, Michael Kim fed the puck down to Christopher Brown in the right corner. Brown then spotted McPhee cutting to the slot, and hit him with a pass for the one-timer past Primeau.
THIRD GOAL (3-0 Boston College) - THIRD PERIOD - Ron Greco - 9:51
The Eagles made it a three-goal game just 35 seconds later as Ron Greco took a feed from Jesper Mattila before flinging a backhand from below the goal line off the back of Primeau and in.
FOURTH GOAL (4-0 Boston College) - THIRD PERIOD - Julius Mattila - 11:40
The Eagles were the beneficiary of another fortuitous bounce with 11:40 to play in regulation as Julius Mattila controlled the puck along the left wall before tossing a shot towards the cage that caught the leg of a Northeastern defenseman and got through Primeau for Greco's first of the season.
FIFTH GOAL (4-1 Boston College) - THIRD PERIOD - John Picking - 16:41
Northeastern got one back late in regulation on Picking's first collegiate tally. After Picking won the face-off back to Jeremy Davies, Davies sent the puck along to Eetu Selanne along the wall. Selanne's shot towards Woll was then redirected by Picking to cut the deficit to three.
Stats of the game:
- Davies now has points in each of his last four games (two goals, two assists), tying a career-long.
- Picking scored his first collegiate goal on Saturday while Selanne added his first college point.
The road ahead
The Huskies will be off for Thanksgiving week before returning to the ice on November 28 for a Tuesday night tilt at Connecticut. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.