#4 Men's Hockey Downs Vermont, 6-1
Feb. 10, 2012
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Freshman Johnny Gaudreau and junior Chris Kreider each registered two goals and one assist to lead fourth-ranked Boston College in a 6-1 win over Vermont before a sellout crowd of 4,007 fans at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
The visiting Eagles led 1-0 after the first period on freshman Quinn Smith's first collegiate goal, then scored four times in the middle period - including consecutive power-play goals just two minutes, 56 seconds apart - to take control of the game.
Vermont's Colin Markinson and BC's Kreider traded third-period scores for the 6-1 final.
Junior goaltender Parker Milner registered 21 saves to capture his 14th victory of the season.
After Smith scored the lone goal of the opening period, Hayes redirected a Kreider shot while skating with a two-man advantage to put BC up 2-0 at 7:11 of the second period, and Kreider netted his first of two goals on the night at 10:07.
Gaudreau scored his 12th and 13th tallies of the season late in the middle stanza - at 17:03 and 19:36 - for a 5-1 lead after two periods. It marked the freshman's second two-goal, three-point performance in as many games.
The Eagles outshot the host Catamounts, 26-22, in the game, including a 16-6 advantage in the second period.
Vermont goaltender Rob Madore registered 20 saves in the losing effort. He falls to 4-16-1.
Next, Boston College and Boston University will meet in the championship game of the 60th annual Beanpot at TD Garden on Monday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Team Records: Boston College 18-10-1, 13-7-1 Hockey East; Vermont 5-22-1, 2-18-1 HE
Game Notes: BC finished 2-for-3 on the power play, is 4-for-7 in the last two games and has at least one power play goal in six straight contests during which it is 9-for-23 with a man advantage ... The Eagles improved to 3-5-2 against Vermont at Gutterson Fieldhouse since the Catamounts joined Hockey East prior to the 2005-06 season ... Mullane registered his second three-point effort the season, matching a two-goal, one-assist effort at North Dakota (Oct. 8) ...Hayes matched a career best with three points. The Dorchester, Mass., native also recorded three points against Northeastern on March 10, 2011.