Oct. 13, 2012
BOSTON - Senior goaltender Parker Milner recorded 26 saves to lead the visiting Eagles, but it was not enough as Northeastern jumped out to a two-goal lead in the opening period and scored the lone goal of the second and third periods in a 3-1 Hockey East victory before a sellout crowd of 4,746 fans at Matthews Arena.
Down two scores, BC senior Steven Whitney accounted for the top-ranked Eagles lone goal - on the power play at 14:55 of the first period. Sophomore Johnny Gaudreau and senior Pat Mullaneassisted.
Northeastern's Ryan Belonger opened the game's scoring at 5:03 of the opening period and Kevin Roy double the lead just more than three minutes later - at 8:06.
After Whitney cut the visitors' deficit to one goal, the teams played a scoreless second period in which Milner recorded 12 saves.
Colton Saucerman re-established a two-goal advantage for the Huskies, connecting on a knuckling shot from beyond the blueline, to conclude the scoring.
BC outshout Northeastern in the game, 32-29, including a 15-10 edge in the third period.
Northeastern goaltender Chris Rawlings registered 31 saves in the wining effort. He improves to 2-0-0.
Next, Boston College returns to action at Massachusetts on Friday, Oct. 19.
Team Records: Boston College - 0-1-0, 0-1-0 Hockey East; Northeastern - 2-0-0, 2-0-0 HE
Game Notes: Boston College won 19 straight games to conclude the 2011-12 seasons ... Mullane's assist on Steven Whitney's first-period goal marked his 97th career point. The Wallingford, Conn., native has 26 goals and 71 assists in 125 career games ... The Eagles and Northeastern will faceoff at Boston College's Kelley Rink next Saturday night.