CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - No. 12 Boston College received goals from six different players to extend its winning streak to six in a convincing 6-2 victory over Yale on Tuesday night at Kelley Rink in non-conference action.
The Eagles improved to 8-4-0 (5-2-0 HEA), while the Bulldogs fell to 2-7-0 (2-6-0 ECAC). BC also pushed its unbeaten streak against Yale to six (5-0-1) as the schools met for the first time since a tie in 2013.
Aapeli Räsänen finished the night with a goal and two assists, while Alex Newhook (0-2-2) and Logan Hutsko (1-1-2) registered multi-point efforts. Hutsko set a new career-high with an eight-game point streak (6-3-9) as 11 different Eagles collected at least one point on the night.
A pair of defensemen, Ben Finkelstein and Marshall Warren, handed BC a quick 2-0 lead in the first eight minutes of the contest.
Yale answered midway through the period when Tyler Welsh converted a rebound at the right post, but Räsäsen restored the two-goal lead at 18:29 as he trickled a one-timer through the pads of Nicholas McNab (9 saves).
McNab was replaced by Corbin Kaczperski to begin the second period and the senior quickly robbed Finkelstein of his second tally with an acrobatic weak side glove save. Mike Hardman extended the Eagles' lead to 4-1 at the 5:42 mark, spinning to his forehand in tight to beat Kaczperski blocker side.
Justin Pearson's wrist shot beat Spencer Knight (23 saves) high short side on the power play less than a minute into the third to cut the lead back to two.
Hutsko came up with a brilliant individual effort on the power play to answer for the Eagles three minutes later. The junior later set up Julius Mattila for a power play one-timer in the right circle to cap the scoring with five minutes to play.
BC out-shot Yale 30-25 in the victory and went 2-for-4 on the power play.
1st 6:37, BC Goal (1-0) David Cotton fired a pass across the Yale zone to Finkelstein in the right circle, and the senior used a leaping screen from Marc McLaughlin to beat McNab high glove side.
1st 7:51, BC Goal (2-0) Matt Boldy dropped a backhand pass into the left wing circle for Warren, who quickly wristed a low shot past the blocker of McNab to double the lead.
1st 10:30, Yale Goal (2-1) Following a Billy Sweezey shot from the left point, Welsh located the rebound near the right side of the crease and beat Knight low.
1st 18:29, BC Goal (3-1) Newhook fed a pass into the slot for Räsäsen, whose forehand one-timer barely squeaked through McNab's pads and rolled over the goal line.
2nd 5:42, BC Goal (4-1) Räsäsen partially fanned on a shot from the right wing and Hardman collected the loose puck before turning to his forehand to wrist a shot inside the left post.
3rd 0:57, Yale Goal (4-2) Pearson took a cross-ice pass from Welsh on the power play in the right wing circle and roofed a shot into the top right corner over Knight's shoulder.
3rd 4:09, BC Goal (5-2) Hutsko curled around a Yale defender in the left corner with one hand on the puck, cut back above the goal line, and snapped shot off high the right post into the net.
3rd 15:03, BC Goal (6-2) Hutsko sent a lateral pass across the Bulldogs' zone to Mattila in the right circle and the senior's one-timer whistled past Kaczperski's glove.
Boston College hits the road to face unbeaten and sixth-ranked Harvard on Friday (Nov. 29) at 4:30 p.m. The game will be televised live on NESN and ESPN+.