CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The No. 10 Boston College women's hockey team burst out of the gates on Saturday afternoon, finding the net three times in the first period on its way to a 7-5 win over No. 3 Northeastern. Delaney Belinskas registered four points while 10 different players earned at least one point in the Hockey East victory at Kelley Rink.
Megan Keller scored twice in the first 15 minutes and then after the Huskies pulled one back, Daryl Watts found the back of the net in the final minute for a 3-1 lead at the break. Goals from Kali Flanagan and Kelly Browne sandwiched a Kasidy Anderson unassisted bid for a 5-2 edge after two.
Northeastern scored twice in the first 6:28 of the third period but Belinskas took just 23 seconds to respond to that second tally. That goal would prove to be the game-winner, though Belinskas also quelled another Northeastern comeback attempt when she potted her own rebound - 90 seconds after a Huskies' goal - for the final 7-5 score.
Maddy McArthur, who earned her first career assist, made 27 saves for the win. Aerin Frankel made 21 saves in the first two periods before giving way to Brittany Bugalski for the third period. Bugalski had seven saves in taking the loss.
BC had the 35-32 edge in shots on goal and blocked 15 shots ot NU's 12. The Huskies went 1-for-5 on the power play while BC was 0-for-4.
No. 10 Boston College 7, No. 3 Northeastern 5
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 | 2 p.m.
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum | Chestnut Hill, Mass.
1st, 6:44 | 1-0, BC GOAL: Belinskas pressured a Northeastern forward and caused a turnover to pop to Keller. The blue liner skated into the slot, fired a shot and then got her own rebound at the left hashmark and elevated it into the top left corner of the net.
1st, 12:27 | 2-0, BC GOAL: Keller carried the puck over the blue line and got stopped by two Huskies but Watts swooped in and picked it up. She then deked herself open into the slot and slid a pass back across her body to Keller at the right post for a redirection.
1st, 18:31 | 2-1, NU GOAL: On a 5-on-4, Codie Cross faked a slap shot from the high slot and dished a pass to Andrea Renner for a one-timer at the right circle.
1st, 19:33 | 3-1, BC GOAL: Ryan Little backhanded a centering pass from below the goal line that bounced off of some skates to Watts in the right circle. The sophomore collected the puck, dragged it around a defender and then finished far side past Frankel.
2nd, 7:48 | 4-1, BC GOAL: Maegan Beres chipped the puck out of the zone for Belinskas to pick up and skate down the left wing. Flanagan hustled to jump into the play and Belinskas was able to slide a pass on the 3-on-1 break to Flanagan for a finish at the right post.
2nd, 17:06 | 4-2, NU GOAL: Anderson picked the puck up along the boards in her own zone, skated up the left side of the ice and created a 2-on-1 before firing a shot past McArthur from the left dot.
2nd, 19:33 | 5-2, BC GOAL: Flanagan lofted the puck into the neutral zone for Browne who skated in with Caitrin Lonergan on a 2-on-1. Browne found Lonergan crossing the blue line and Lonergan dished it back for the freshman to then coral at the top of the crease and backhand around Frankel's left pad.
3rd, 2:14 | 5-3, NU GOAL: Northeastern broke out of its zone and Alina Mueller delayed and then found Hobson who deked a defender before roofing the puck under the crossbar from the left circle.
3rd, 6:28 | 5-4, NU GOAL: From the right point, Maddie Hartman wristed a high shot that found its way into the upper right corner of the net.
3rd, 6:51 | 6-4, BC GOAL: McArthur left the puck for Keller behind the net, the senior carried it around and hit Belinskas going up the right wing. Belinskas carried the puck in on Bugalski and kept her shot on the ice through the goaltender's legs for her third point.
3rd, 16:29 | 6-5, NU GOAL: An Andrea Renner slapshot was saved by McArthur but Paige Capistran pounced on the rebound at the left post.
3rd, 17:52 | 7-5, BC GOAL: Flanagan cleared the puck from in front of McArthur, Cayla Barnes picked it up at the goal line and took it behind the net. Barnes started up the ice and slid a pass to Belinskas in the neutral zone and Belinskas carried it in, shot from the left circle and then crashed the net to poke home a loose puck.
- With her two goals in the first period, Megan Keller moved into first-place all-time in program history in goals by a defenseman with 37.
- Keller had three points for her eighth multi-point game of the season ... the senior has registered at least one point in 18 of her 22 games played.
- Belinskas tied a career-high in points ... she scored four goals at Maine on Oct. 9, 2018.
- Belinskas' game-winning goal was the fourth of her career ... she scored three game-winning goals in her freshman 2016-17 season.
- This marked the 100th career game for Belinskas and Bridget McCarthy.
- Makenna Newkirk had a game-high 15 faceoff wins.
- Daryl Watts' assist on Keller's goal in the first period was her 50th career assist ... she is the 27th player in program history to hit that mark.
- Keller and Watts both extended their point streak to three games.
- Maddy McArthur's assist was the first of her career ... it was the first assist for a BC goaltender since Katie Burt earned one against BU on Dec. 1, 2017.
- Kali Flanagan also tied a career-high in points, earning three for the fourth time in her career and second occurrence against Northeastern.
- BC's three-goal lead in the second period marked the first time this season that Northeastern trailed by three goals in a game.
- BC is the first team to score seven goals against Northeastern since BC did it on Nov. 28, 2017 in a 7-3 win at Matthews Arena.
- This was the second time this season a team scored five goals on Northeastern.
- BC's seven goals were the most for BC since a 7-3 win at Merrimack on Jan. 2, 2018.
- This was the 12th consecutive game in which BC out-shot its opponent.
- This was the first win over a top-three team for BC since topping No. 3 Quinnipiac, 2-1, on Jan. 24 2015.
- Boston College is now 44-38-7 all-time against Northeastern ... the Eagles have a mark of 19-15-4 at home.
- Head coach Katie Crowley now has a career mark of 34-9-4 against the Huskies.
Northeastern: 15-3-3, 13-2-2 HEA
Boston College: 14-9-0, 11-7-0 HEA
Boston College will travel to Vermont next weekend to wrap up the regular season series with a two-game set against the Catamounts.