CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Ryan Dmowski's one-timer early in the third period broke a 1-1 tie and UMass Lowell added an empty-netter in the final minute to seal a 3-1 Hockey East victory over Boston College at Kelley Rink.
The Eagles fell to 8-4-2 in the league and 8-12-2 overall, while the River Hawks (14-8-1, 8-4-1 HEA) won their sixth straight game and pulled to within one point of BC.
Reid Stefanson had the lone goal in a choppy first period, finding the top left corner from the left wing on Lowell's first power play.
The Eagles fired 13 of their 25 shots on goal in the second period and found an equalizer late in the frame through a weak-angle shot from rookie Jack McBain.
A Boston College turnover five minutes into the third proved costly when Dmowski hammered a one-timer back across the face of goal for the eventual game-winner.
BC pulled Joseph Woll (20 saves) for an extra skater with 1:23 remaining on the clock and UMass Lowell called its timeout. With 30 seconds remaining, Stefanson skated onto a clear from Ryan Lohin to put the game away.
Tyler Wall made 24 saves in the UMass Lowell net to pick up the victory.
2:32 1st, UML Goal (0-1) | Stefanson set up at the top of the left wing circle on the power play before snapping a shot through traffic to beat Woll high blocker side
16:29 2nd, BC Goal (1-1) | Jesper Mattila intercepted a pass at center ice, gained the offensive line, and fed McBain on the left wing; the rookie drifted below the faceoff dot and wristed a low shot inside the far post with Wahlstrom providing a screen
4:44 3rd, UML Goal (1-2) | Connor Sodergren held in a BC clearing attempt and swung a cross-ice pass to Dmowski, whose one-timer against the grain found the lower left corner
19:29 3rd, UML Goal (1-3) | Stefanson won a foot race to the Boston College crease and converted an empty-net goal to seal the points
Boston College and UMass Lowell complete their home-and-home series on Saturday (Jan. 26) at Tsongas Center. The game will air live on NESN at 7 p.m.