BOSTON - Boston College's offense erupted for seven goals and six multi-point performances in a 7-2 victory over 18th-ranked Harvard on Monday in the consolation game of the 68th Beanpot at TD Garden.
Senior forward Julius Mattila became the 82nd member of the program's 100-point club with an assist in the first period.
The sixth-ranked Eagles improved to 17-8-1 following their second win over the Crimson (11-8-4) this season.
Sophomore Jack McBain posted his second two-goal game of the year to lead the way, while rookie Matt Boldy had a career-high three points on a goal and two assists. David Cotton, Logan Hutsko, Mike Hardman and Alex Newhook all had a goal and an assist on the night.
BC put the game away in the second period with four goals, including two shorthanded tallies on the same penalty kill from Newhook and McBain.
The Eagles lead the nation with nine shorthanded goals, while Newhook tied the NCAA individual lead with his third. McBain also became the fourth different Eagle with at least two shorthanded goals.
Boston College had 30 shots on goal in the first two periods and out-shot Harvard 37-28. Spencer Knight stopped 26 of those Crimson efforts for his 16th victory.
2:13, HU Goal (0-1) Jack Rathbone set up Casey Dornbach for a one-timer on the left wing as he beat Knight on the power play.
14:11, BC Goal (1-1) Mattila made the extra pass to Cotton near the right post and the senior finished first time to provide Mattila his 100th point.
17:19, BC Goal (2-1) McBain was denied initially by Mitchell Gibson's right pad, but the sophomore threw the puck in front and it deflected off a Crimson skate inside the right post.
5:53, BC Goal (3-1) Ben Finkelstein sent a long, tape-to-tape stretch pass to Hutsko as he gained the Harvard line and shoveled a low backhander blocker side.
12:22, BC Goal (4-1) Newhook skated up ice with speed on a shorthanded rush and deked backhand to lift a shot over Gibson's outstretched glove.
13:41, BC Goal (5-1) Luke McInnis curled into the near corner and fired a centering pass to the right post for McBain, who tucked a deflection under the crossbar.
13:54, HU Goal (5-2) R.J. Murphy stepped into the right wing faceoff circle and wristed a shot short side to beat Knight.
19:35, BC Goal (6-2) On a 2-on-1, Newhook's head fake forced Harvard to commit before feeding Boldy on the weak side for a one-timer.
5:16, BC Goal (7-2) Boldy held off a Crimson defenseman and one-handed a pass to the left doorstep for Hardman, who quickly went top shelf blocker side.
The Eagles begin a home-and-home series with Merrimack on Friday (Feb. 14) at Lawler Rink at 7 p.m.