CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Maine used a three-goal second period to seize control against Boston College en route to a 7-2 victory in Hockey East play on Wednesday night at Kelley Rink. The Black Bears had seven different goal scorers and improved to 8-11-2 (4-5-2 HEA).
The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Eagles dating back to 2015 against the Black Bears as BC dropped to 7-11-2 overall and 7-3-2 in the league.
David Cotton and Jack McBain scored the two Boston College goals on the night, while Ryan Edquist made his second start of the year in net and finished with 33 saves.
Cotton's goal late in the first sent the teams to the intermission knotted at one, but Tim Doherty, Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup, and Eduards Tralmaks connected on wrist shots in the middle frame as Maine stormed ahead. The Black Bears added three more in the third to seal the points.
Jeremy Swayman stopped 34 shots as he picked up the victory for Maine, which finished with 42 shots and won the faceoff battle 33-29.
12:40 1st, Maine Goal (1-0) | Patrick Shea's attempt from the left doorstep was denied by Edquist, but Emil Westerlund was waiting at the backdoor to lift the rebound into the roof of the net
18:47 1st, BC Goal (1-1) | Michael Kim fired a pass to Cotton in the right circle, and the junior settled the puck before ripping a shot high short side to beat Swayman for his team-high 13th of the year
4:57 2nd, Maine Goal (1-2) | Doherty skated through traffic and found his way into the BC slot as the junior went high blocker side to beat Edquist and restore Maine's lead
15:56 2nd, Maine Goal (1-3) | Schmidt-Svejstrup stepped off the Maine bench and created a turnover to spring himself in alone on net before snapping a shot into the right corner
17:35 2nd, Maine Goal (1-4) | Tralmax gained the offensive line and used a BC defenseman as a screen, wristing a shot low blocker side to beat Edquist
6:36 3rd, Maine Goal (1-5) | Edquist made a point-blank right pad save on Jack Quinlivan, but Daniel Perez pounced on the rebound to extend the Black Bears' advantage
10:34 3rd, Maine Goal (1-6) | Jack Quinlivan muscled the puck past Edquist's left pad in the crease on a play which was inititally ruled no goal; the play was reviewed and the call was overturned in Maine's favor
13:51 3rd, Maine Goal (1-7) | Shea one-timed a shot from the right wing circle inside the near post off a drop pass from Brendan Robbins
17:39 3rd, BC Goal (2-7) | McBain tipped a Jesper Mattila shot from the left point past Swayman with his skate for the rookie's third of the season
The Eagles continue their three-game homestand on Saturday (Jan. 19) as they host No. 10 Providence for the second time in eight days at Kelley Rink beginning at 7 p.m.