BOSTON - Marshall Warren capitalized on a rebound at the end of a shift lasting nearly two and a half minutes in 3-on-3 overtime, lifting No. 2 Boston College past UConn 4-3 on Friday night at Kelley Rink.
The Eagles remained perfect on the season at 5-0-0 and extended their winning streak against the Huskies (0-2-1) to six.
Senior Logan Hutsko scored a pair of goals in the second period for his 98th and 99th career points. Rookie Nikita Nesterenko assisted on both goals for his second straight multi-point game. Nesterenko pushed his point streak to five games to begin his career, as did classmate Colby Ambrosio with his fourth goal of the year.
Freshman Henry Wilder made his collegiate debut between the pipes and picked up the win with 30 saves, including several high-quality stops in the closing minutes of the second period. Wilder also collected his first career point with an assist on Warren's game-winner.
Boston College out-shot Connecticut 36-33 on the night, including a 20-7 edge in the first period. Jack McBain led the way with eight shots on goal, seven of which came in the first.
Friday was BC's first overtime victory since Game 2 of the 2019 Hockey East Quarterfinals, also a 4-3 victory.
The Eagles were playing without sophomores Matt Boldy, Drew Helleson, Alex Newhook and Spencer Knight, all of whom are competing at camps ahead of the IIHF World Junior Championship.
1st 9:58, BC (1-0) | Ambrosio picked up a UConn turnover in the left wing circle and fired a shot under Tomas Vomacka's armpit short side.
1st 17:09, CON (1-1) | Jáchym Kondelík created a turnover behind the BC net and centered to Marc Gatcomb, who wristed a low shot inside the right post.
2nd 3:12, BC (2-1) | On a 2-on-1, Nesterenko fluttered a backhand saucer pass to Hutsko, whose first-time backhander snuck through the pads of Vomacka.
2nd 14:28, BC (3-1) | From the right goal line, McBain fed Nesterenko in the high slot and the rookie quickly found Hutsko for a tap-in at the right post.
3rd 2:04, CON (3-2) | On a UConn power play, John Spetz flipped a shot on target from the left point through traffic that found the bottom right corner.
3rd 9:53, CON (3-3) | Hudson Schandor won possession on a forecheck and centered for Kale Howarth, who deked forehand and snuck a shot around Wilder's right pad.
OT 3:13, BC (4-3) | A Wilder poke check sprung Warren and Marc McLaughlin on a 2-on-1. McLaughlin's left wing wrist shot and rebound were denied, but Warren followed the play and tipped the rebound past Vomacka.
Boston College closes the first semester on Saturday (Dec. 12) at 3:30 p.m. with the series finale against UConn at the Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs.