|2nd||8:20||BC||1-0||PP||Aapeli Räsänen (4)||Graham McPhee/8, Connor Moore/9|
|2nd||17:04||UML||1-1||EV||Ryan Dmowski (8)||Nick Marin/3, Connor Sodergren/6|
|2nd||18:48||UML||2-1||PP||Tommy Panico (6)||Charlie Levesque/6, John Edwardh/10|
|3rd||1:38||BC||2-2||EV||Logan Hutsko (6)||David Cotton/13, Casey Fitzgerald/11|
|OT||4:53.2||BC||3-2||EV GW||Logan Hutsko (7)||David Cotton/14|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|UMass Lowell (16-13-0)||1/4||3/17||0|
|Boston College (14-12-3)||1/3||4/8||0|
|UMass Lowell Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Christoffer Hernberg (L, 13-6-0)||64:53||3||12||11||8||4||35|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Joseph Woll (W, 11-10-2)||64:53||2||10||12||8||1||31|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - With 6.8 seconds remaining in overtime, sophomore forward David Cotton stripped a puck down low in UMass Lowell's end, relayed it out front to rookie Logan Hutsko and the first-year forward ripped it top corner to walk-off No. 18 Boston College in overtime, 3-2, on Friday night at Kelley Rink.
The Eagles faced a 3-2 deficit before Hutsko's first goal of the night tied things up, 2-2, 1:38 into the third period. BC and the River Hawks skated to overtime and the Tampa, Fla. native notched his second-career two-goal game in grand fashion, potting his second-career game-winning goal with 6.8 left to go.
Classmate Aapeli Räsänen opened Friday's scoring with his first-career power play goal at the 8:20 mark of the second period before UMass Lowell responded with a pair of its own 1:44 apart from each other in towards the end of the second frame.
Second-year goaltender Joseph Woll crafted numerous game-saving stops and finished with 31 saves to up his record to 11-10-2 on the season.
With the win Boston College claimed the three-game season series over Lowell after BC took down the River Hawks, 5-2, on Jan. 26.
r/v UMass Lowell - 2 / No. 18 Boston College - 3 (OT)
Kelley Rink / Chestnut Hill
r/v UMass Lowell (16-13-0 / 10-9-0 HEA) / No. 18 Boston College (14-12-3 / 14-6-0 HEA)
BC HIGHLIGHTS & GAME NOTES
- Boston College earned its second overtime win and first since the Eagles came back and erased a three-goal deficit at Providence way back on October 15, 2017. Casey Fitzgerald scored the overtime-winning goal at Schneider Arena. Hutsko's heroics mark his second game-winning goal of the season and second two-goal performance in the maroon and gold. The Tampa, Fla. native also netted two goals at Vermont on Nov. 10, 2017. Hutsko now has seven goals on the season and is third on the team in points with 19 (7-12-19).
- Freshman Aapeli Räsänen recorded his first-career power play goal in the second period on Friday night against UMass Lowell. The Tampere, Finland native scored his fourth goal in the maroon and gold and first since scoring at Boston University on Dec. 1, 2017.
- Second-year forward David Cotton accounted for his fourth multi-assist performance on Friday night, assist on both Hutsko's game-tying goal and game-winning goal. The Parker, Texas native assumed the scoring lead and now has 21 points (7-14-21) in 29 outings this season.
- Following a four-game point streak from Jan. 14-27, sophomore Connor Moore has gone scoreless in his last two games. On Friday, the Cumming, Ga. native assisted on Räsänen's first-career power play goal for his ninth helper of the year.
- Casey Fitzgerald notched his second assist in four games, accounting for the secondary helper on Hutsko's tally. The North Reading, Mass. native is the Eagles' leading scoring defenseman, standing at 15 points (4-11-15 through 28 outings this season.
- Graham McPhee assisted on Räsänen's power play tally as the Las Vegas native now has eight helpers on the season.
- Boston College maintains a two-point lead in the Hockey East standings after Friday's results as Providence moved into a second place with an overtime win of its over Maine on Friday night. Northeastern slipped to third after a 5-2 loss to red-hot UConn.
FIRST GOAL (1-0 - Boston College) - SECOND PERIOD - Aapeli Räsänen - 8:20 - POWER PLAY • After a scoreless first period, the Eagles took advantage of a five-minute major and game misconduct assessed to Nick Master early in the second. JD Dudek quarterbacked the play from the halfwall, connecting with Connor Moore just above the right circle. Moore deked a slap shot, skated it in a bit and hammered a slapshot off the stick of Graham McPhee in between the circles. The puck trickled out and Aapeli Räsänen deflected Moore's blast past UML netminder Christoffer Hernberg for the power play tally at 8:20 and a 1-0 Boston College lead.
SECOND GOAL (1-1 - UMass Lowell) - SECOND PERIOD - Ryan Dmowski - 17:04 - EVEN STRENGTH • The River Hawks tied things up with just under three minutes to play in the second period on a strong wrister by Ryan Dmowski from the dot. Connor Sodergren settled the puck in the neutral zone and get it into Nick Marin just along the blue line. Marin sought out Dmowski on the opposite side and connected with him across the zone. Dmowski corralled it, took two steps and snapped it past BC goaltender Joseph Woll at 17:04 to know it up, 1-1.
THIRD GOAL (2-1 - UMass Lowell) - SECOND PERIOD - Tommy Panico - 18:44 - POWER PLAY • A minute and 44 seconds later, UMass Lowell took its first lead of the game after Moore was caught for hooking on Lowell's scoring play. John Edwardh established the play along the boards and got the puck deep to Charlie Levesque behind the net. Levesque skated it out to the right, slipped the puck under the Eagle defense and connected with Tommy Panico in the slot for the one-timer power play tally at 18:44 and a 2-1 edge heading into second intermission.
FOURTH GOAL (2-2 - Boston College) - THIRD PERIOD - Logan Hutsko - 1:38 - EVEN STRENGTH • The UMass Lowell lead was short lived as the Eagles tied it up 1:38 into the third period. Casey Fitzgerald rimmed the puck hard out to the neutral zone as it kicked down the ice and David Cotton gave chase into the far Lowell corner. Logan Hutsko stormed into the play swung his head around and realized there was no pursuit. Hutsko called for the puck out front from Cotton and he ripped the feed past Hernberg to even the score once again, 2-2.
FIFTH GOAL (3-2 - Boston College) - OVERTIME - Logan Hutsko - 00:07 - EVEN STRENGTH • UMass Lowell attempted to make one last charge up the ice and gathered the puck in its own end, but Cotton's heavy forechecking paid off dividends for the Eagles in the end. The Parker, Texas native gave chase to the rush and jostled the puck loose in the corner. He quickly snared it and threw it out to Hutsko in front of the net for the quick one-timer. With only about seven seconds left to go, Hutsko beat Hernberg top shelf with 6.8 seconds left on the clock to win the contest in the waning moments of overtime.
BOSTON COLLEGE GAME LEADERS
Points: Logan Hutsko (2 - 0 - 2) / David Cotton (0 - 2 - 2)
Goals: Logan Hutsko (2 - 0 - 2)
Assists: David Cotton (0 - 2 - 2)
Shots: Logan Hutsko ( 9 )
UMass Lowell: 1 - for - 4
Boston College: 1 - for - 3
UMass Lowell: 3 - for - 7
Boston College: 4 - for - 8
BOSTON COLLEGE LINES
Cotton - Jul. Mattila - Hutsko
Grando - Dudek - Tortora
McPhee - Räsänen - Brown
Carreau - Greco - Walker
Jes. Mattila - Moore
Karow - Fitzgerald
Kim - McInnis
Boston College heads back down towards Causeway Street to close out the 66th annual Beanpot Tournament when the Eagles take on Harvard in consolation game at TD Garden at 4:30 p.m.