Three-goal third period pushes Boston College to 4-1 win over No. 12 Northeastern

By: Josh Brown

BOSTON- Same situation. Different result.

Trailing 1-0 after two periods to Boston College on Saturday night at Matthews Arena, Northeastern was hoping for some of the same magic that propelled them to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Vermont just a night prior.

But the Eagles scored three goals in a span of less than three minutes to lead them to a 4-1 win over Northeastern.

The win improves the Eagles (8-5-1, 8-1-0) to 5-0-1 in their last six games at Matthews Arena.

Freshman Cayden Primeau got the start in net for the Huskies (7-4-1, 5-2-0), saving 26 shots on the evening.

BC struck first at 19:49 courtesy of an even strength goal from Jesper Mattila. Battling in front of the net, the sophomore redirected a rocket past Primeau.

Northeastern peppered Eagles goalie Joe Woll (27 saves) with 13 shots in the second period, but the sophomore was able to keep Northeastern off the board. Primeau stopped all three shots that he saw in the middle frame.

Both squads came out firing in the third period, but neither was able to find the back of the net until Graham McPhee slotted a puck home on the power play at 9:16. Ron Grecco and Julius Mattila quickly followed up with two goals off quirky bounces to put the Eagles up 4-0.

John Picking answered with his first collegiate goal at 16:41, but it was too little too late.

Northeastern will have 10 days off for Thanksgiving before traveling to Hartford on November 28th for a Tuesday night tilt against UConn. WRBB will have complete coverage, with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45 p.m.

 

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