Late Sikura Goal Gives Northeastern 4-2 Win Over Boston College
Junior forward Dylan Sikura scores game-winning in final minute for Huskies

Junior forward Dylan Sikura scored the game-winning goal for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 17:31  BC1-0 EV David Cotton (9)Colin White/12, Chris Calnan/9
2nd 12:26  NOE1-1 EV Matt Filipe (8) -
3rd 6:47  NOE2-1 EV Matt Filipe (9)Brendan Collier/8
3rd 13:29  BC2-2 EV Colin White (14)Casey Fitzgerald/15
3rd 19:17.4 NOE3-2 EV GW Dylan Sikura (19)Zach Aston-Reese/28, Garret Cockerill/22
3rd 19:32  NOE4-2 EV EN Adam Gaudette (21) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northeastern  0134
Boston College  1012
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northeastern  159630
Boston College  8111332
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northeastern (13-12-5)  0/4 4/8 0
Boston College (18-12-2)  0/3 5/10 0
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ryan Ruck (W, 13-11-4)59:552 7111230
Empty Net0:050     
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Joseph Woll (L, 14-10-1)59:593 158326
Empty Net0:011     

BOSTON - With the score deadlocked at two and under a minute remaining in regulation, Dylan Sikura took a pass from Zach Aston-Reese in the slot and ripped a shot low glove to give the Northeastern men's hockey team (13-12-5) the lead with 42.6 seconds left and eventual 4-2 victory over No. 11. Boston College (18-12-2) on Monday night in the Beanpot consolation game at TD Garden.

Sikura's game-winner came less than 30 seconds after a Boston College goal from David Cotton was waived off for goaltender interference. Northeastern would bury the go-ahead goal on the ensuing face-off before Adam Gaudette added an insurance marker on an empty net tally with 28 seconds left.

Boston College would draw first blood late in the first period on Cotton's ninth of the season, before NU freshman Matt Filipe potted the equalizer on a snipe from the right circle with 7:34 left in the middle frame. Filipe netted his second of the night less than seven minutes into the third period off a feed from Brendan Collier, but the Eagles made it 2-2 when Colin White pounded home a shot on the doorstep with 6:31 to go.

Ryan Ruck was solid in goal throughout the night for Northeastern, steering aside 30 Eagle shots while Joseph Woll had 26 saves at the other end.

Both penalty killing units were perfect on the night, with BC going 0-of-3 and Northeastern 0-of-4, snapping a 17-game streak with at least one power play goal in a game. Boston College outshot the Huskies 32-30 in the game.

Goal descriptions:

- Boston College took a 1-0 lead with less than three minutes to go in the first period on Cotton's ninth of the season. After taking a pass from Colin White entering the attacking zone, Cotton stopped and got a Northeastern defender to commit to the shot block before firing a low shot from the left dot that caught the stick of the defender to ricochet over the shoulder of Ruck for the score.

- Northeastern leveled the score with 7:34 to go in the second period when Filipe buried his eighth of the year. Off a face-off in the defensive zone, Filipe forced a turnover at the blue line and went in on an odd-man rush two-on-one. Filipe elected to shoot the puck from the right dot, sending a laser over the right shoulder of Woll to make it 1-1.

- Filipe struck again with 13:13 remaining in regulation with his second of the night, capitalizing on an Eagle turnover in their defensive zone. With Boston College attempting to move the puck out of the zone, Brendan Collier picked the pocket of an Eagle defenseman in the right face-off circle before shifting the puck across to Filipe, who potted it into the open net to give Northeastern the lead.

- Boston College tied the game at two with 6:31 left in the third period on White's 14th of the year to tie the game at two, with BC creating a turnover of its own. After the Huskies poked the puck off the stick of an Eagle forward, Casey Fitzgerald stole the puck right back along the half wall before threading a pass out in front to White on the doorstep. White would fan on his first attempt, but was able to knock home the second bid to make it 2-2.

- Northeastern retook the lead with 42.6 seconds remaining in regulation on Sikura's 19th of the year on a two-on-one rush with Aston-Reese. After receiving a pass from Garret Cockerill, Aston-Reese sped down the left side before toe dragging around an Eagle defenseman before dishing to Sikura in the slot, who ripped a shot under the glove of Woll for a 3-2 Northeastern lead.

- On the ensuing face-off, won by the Eagles, Boston College pulled Woll in favor of the extra skater, but Gaudette was able to pick off a clearing pass by the Eagles to go in uncontested and depositing the puck into the empty net with 28 seconds left in the game.

Stats of the game:

- Northeastern is now 50-165-16 all-time against Boston College, and 11-34 against the Eagles in the Beanpot.

- The Huskies are now 18-30 all-time in the Beanpot consolation game, and played Boston College in the third place game for the first time since 1998.

- Filipe's two goals marked the second straight year that a Northeastern freshman has scored two goals in a Beanpot game (Adam Gaudette vs. Harvard, 2016)

The road ahead:

- Northeastern will resume Hockey East play on Friday night when the Huskies head to Hartford, Conn. for a matchup with Connecticut at 7 p.m.