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Men's Hockey Defeats Providence, 5-1

Freshman Barry Almeida tallied his first career multiple-point performance (2-1--3) in the team's 5-1 win over Providence on Friday.

Freshman Barry Almeida tallied his first career multiple-point performance (2-1--3) in the team's 5-1 win over Providence on Friday.

Feb. 27, 2009

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman forward Barry Almeida tallied two goals and one assist and sophomore goalie John Muse made 17 saves to lead Boston College to a 5-1 Hockey East win before 4,872 fans in Kelley Rink.

The score was tied at 1-1 after one period, before Almeida netted back-to-back goals to give BC a 3-1 advantage. The freshman put the Eagles in front at 5:15 of the second period and then doubled the lead at 14:50.

Sophomore Brian Gibbons netted a power-play goal at 18:53 to extend the margin to 4-1 after two periods.

Sophomore Joe Whitney closed the scoring with a goal at 17:32.

Providence opened the night's scoring on junior John Cavanagh's goal at 11:16 of the first period. BC senior Kyle Kucharski evened the score less than two minutes later at 13:09.

Muse earned his 14th win of the season and the 39th win of his collegiate career. PC freshman goalie Alex Beaudry finished with 22 saves.

Team Records: Boston College 14-12-5, 9-10-5 Hockey East; Providence 7-19-5, 4-15-5 Hockey East

Game Notes: Almeida's three points - two goals and one assist - marked the first multiple-point performance of his 29-game career ... Senior defenseman Tim Filangieri returned to the BC lineup after missing two games and tallied two assists, marking his first multiple-point effort of the season and the third of his 151-game career. Additionally, it is the first two-assist performance of his career.

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