Oct. 28, 2011
LOWELL, Mass. - Four players scored one goal each and junior goaltender Parker Milner registered 37 saves to lead top-ranked Boston College to a 4-2 Hockey East victory over UMass-Lowell before 5,162 fans in Tsongas Arena.
The teams were tied 0-0 after the first period. Five of the game's six scores were netted in the middle frame.
The visiting Eagles scored each of the game's first two goals - just 66 seconds apart - before host UMass-Lowell responded with consecutive goals.
Senior alternate captain Paul Carey scored first for the Eagles, netting a power-play tally at 3:18 of the middle stanza, and junior forward Steven Whitney put BC up 2-0 on his 50th career point just 1:06 later.
Freshman forward Johnny Gaudreau netted the decisive score with 1:18 left in the second period.
Senior alternate captain Barry Almeida secured the victory with the only goal of the final frame - an empty-net score - with 1:05 remaining in regulation.
Milner registered 13 saves in each of the first two periods and stopped all 11 UMass-Lowell shots in the third period to capture his sixth victory of the season and the 19th of his career.
UMass-Lowell outshot BC in each period and finished with a 39-20 advantage in the game.
Michael Budd and Matt Ferriera scored for UMass-Lowell. River Hawks' goaltender Doug Carr totaled 16 saves in the losing effort.
Team Records: Boston College - 6-1-0, 4-0-0 Hockey East; UMass-Lowell - 2-2-1, 0-1-0 Hockey East
Game Notes: Tonight's game marked the second time this year Milner has recorded 37 (or more) saves. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native tallied a career-high 39 saves in a 5-1 win at New Hampshire (Oct. 15) - All-America defenseman Brian Dumoulin registered two points for the third straight game and center Pat Mullane notched multiple points for the second time this season - BC skated to its second scoreless opening period of the season. The Eagles and Michigan State skated to 0-0 first period in the season opener - BC entered Friday's game having scored the game's opening goal within the first two minutes of play in three straight games. Coupled with Mullane's goal at 2:21 of the first period against North Dakota (Oct. 15), BC has scored within the opening 2:21 of a game four times this season.