CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College's top line remained scorching hot on Friday night, combining for all three Eagle goals and six points in a 3-2 Hockey East victory over Vermont at Kelley Rink.
David Cotton (2 G), Julius Mattila (1 G, 1 A), and Logan Hutsko (2 A) all registered multi-point games for the Eagles (3-5-0, 3-1-0 HEA), who swept the Catamounts (3-5-0, 1-4-0 HEA) and picked up their third straight win. During the winning streak, the Cotton-Mattila-Hutsko trio has combined for 19 points.
Cotton scored his first goal 16 seconds into the game, and his one-timer with just 21.6 seconds left in the second period proved to be the game-winner, the second this season for the junior winger.
Classmate Ryan Edquist earned the start in net and picked up the win, stopping 23 Vermont shots. His best save was an outstretched left pad effort in the second period to rob Craig Puffer at the right post during an odd-man situation.
UVM finished the night 1-for-5 on the power play, ending BC's run of 16 consecutive penalty kills.
0:16 1st, BC Goal (1-0) | Mattila threw the puck toward target from the low right circle and it deflected to Cotton, who buried a shot past Stefanos Lekkas (27 saves) from the top of the crease
14:58 1st, UVM Goal (1-1) | Vlad Dzhioshvili skated onto a bouncing puck in the BC defensive slot and trickled a forehand effort through the five-hole of Edquist to knot the score
3:10 2nd, BC Goal (2-1) | Michael Kim pinched up the left-wing boards and fired a first-time pass for a back door redirection from Mattila, who lit the lamp for the third straight game
8:01 2nd, UVM Goal (2-2) | During a 5-on-3 power play, Jake Massie delayed in the high slot before ripping a wrist shot low glove side off the post and in
19:38 2nd, BC Goal (3-2) | With time winding down in the middle frame, Hutsko sent a pass from circle to circle for Cotton on the right wing, and the junior's heavy one-timer beat Lekkas inside the right post
Boston College continues its five-game homestand next Friday (Nov. 16) against New Hampshire at Kelley Rink for a 7 p.m. faceoff.