CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Christopher Brown scored a pair of goals, including a penalty shot in the third period, leading Boston College to a 4-1 Hockey East victory over 10th-ranked Providence on Saturday afternoon at Kelley Rink.
The win clinched the regular season series for the Eagles, who beat the Friars 4-2 last Friday night on the Heights. BC improved to 8-3-2 in the league and 8-11-2 overall.
David Cotton netted his team-leading 14th goal of the season during a shorthanded situation in the first period, and Christopher Grando collected his first of the year to provide insurance in the third.
Following Grando's goal, The Eagles were forced to kill off 1:45 of 5-on-3 power play time for Providence. In the closing seconds of the kill, Brown was sprung on a partial breakaway before being hooked by Ben Mirageas from behind for a penalty shot, which the senior buried on a backhand deke.
It was BC's first successful penalty shot since Austin Cangelosi scored against Air Force in the 2017-18 season opener on Oct. 7, 2016.
Joseph Woll made 25 saves in the Boston College net.
Providence lost for the third time in four games, falling to 13-7-4 (6-5-1 HEA).
3:16 1st, BC Goal (1-0) | Just 10 seconds into BC's first power play, Logan Hutsko fed Michael Kim at the center point, and the senior's one-timer was tipped blocker side by Brown to beat Hayden Hawkey (15 saves)
12:30 1st, BC Goal (2-0) | Cotton skated onto the puck down the right wing before cutting back into the slot as he buried a wrist shot into the upper left corner
9:31 2nd, PC Goal (2-1) | Bryan Lemos threw a puck to the crease from the left-wing boards, and Jason O'Neill crashed the net to deflect the pass before crashing into Woll (the play was reviewed and the call on the ice was confirmed)
3:00 3rd, BC Goal (3-1) | Jesper Mattila pinched up the left half wall and let the puck run to the left point for Grando, whose one-timer through multiple screens found the upper right corner
7:48 3rd, BC Goal (4-1) | After earning a penalty shot, Brown neared the Providence net from the left wing before deking backhand to beat Hawkey for his second of the night
The Eagles face UMass Lowell in a home-and-home series next weekend, beginning on Friday (Jan. 25) at Kelley Rink for a 7 p.m. faceoff.