CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Patrick Shea flipped a backhand off Spencer Knight from the right goal line with 48.5 seconds left in the extra session to hand Maine its second straight overtime victory at Kelley Rink on Saturday night.
The Black Bears edged the Eagles 3-2 to sweep a weekend series in Chestnut Hill. Maine improved to 12-9-4 (6-7-2 HEA), while BC dropped to 15-7-0 (9-5-0 HEA) following its first consecutive defeats since October.
Boston College heavily out-shot Maine for the second straight night (38-25), but special teams favored the visitors in the series finale. The Black Bears went 2-for-3 on the power play and killed off seven of BC's eight power play chances, including six straight to close the night.
Seniors Julius Mattila and Graham McPhee accounted for the Eagles' two goals, while Knight made 22 saves in the loss. The rookie's counterpart Jeremy Swayman stopped 36 shots at the other end.
Maine's top line of Shea (1-0-1), Mitchell Fossier (1-1-2) and Tim Doherty (0-2-2) combined for five points. Winger Adam Dawe also collected a pair of assists in the victory.
Matt Boldy had an assist and registered a career-high nine shots on goal to tie a season-high for a BC player.
17:53, BC Goal (1-0) Logan Hutsko set up on the left wing before firing a cross-ice pass to Mattila, who stung a heavy one-timer past the outstretched glove of Swayman.
18:49, Maine Goal (1-1) Knight lost his stick during a Maine power play, and Veli-Matti Tiuraniemi's center point one-timer snuck under the rookie's arm through a screen.
13:49, Maine Goal (1-2) From below the right goal line, Doherty fed a pass into the right circle for Fossier, who turned to his forehand and picked the far corner blocker side.
9:14, BC Goal (2-2) Boldy quickly spun a pass to Jack McBain at the offensive blue line. McBain kept the puck going to McPhee, who tucked a snap shot under the crossbar glove side.
4:12, Maine Goal (2-3) Doherty slipped a pass from below the goal line to the right doorstep for Shea, who lifted a backhander off Knight and into the net for the game-winner.
Boston College travels to the Mullins Center next Friday (Jan. 31) to complete the regular season series with UMass at 7 p.m. The teams split a home-and-home set two weeks ago, each winning in the other's rink.