No. 1 Boston College Defeats UMass-Lowell, 6-3
Oct. 29, 2011
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior forward Chris Kreider scored twice and added an assist, sophomore forward Bill Arnold and junior forward Steven Whitney tallied one goal and one assist each and junior goaltender Parker Milner recorded 37 saves to lead top-ranked Boston College to a 6-3 Hockey East victory over UMass-Lowell before 4,207 fans at Kelley Rink.
The host Eagles scored six of the game's first seven goals, including four in the opening period, to take control of the contest.
Freshman forward Destry Straight opened the scoring with his first collegiate goal at the 4:34 mark of the first period. That was followed by a Johnny Gaudreau even strength tally at 6:37, a Whitney power play goal at 11:23 and an even-strength goal by Kreider at 16:57.
The lone goal for Lowell in the first was a Scott Wilson tally at 9:44.
The Eagles added two more scores in the second frame, both on special teams. Kreider scored the team's second power-play goal of the night at 1:33 and Arnold added a shorthanded goal at 14:07.
Lowell scored twice in the final frame. Josh Holmstrom tipped home the power play tally at 3:32 and Joseph Pendenza added the even strength goal at 5:16.
Milner, who also registered 37 saves in a 4-2 win over UMass-Lowell in the Tsongas Center Friday night, improved to 7-1-0 on the season.
Brian Robbins was the goalie of record for UMass-Lowell. He recorded nine saves and fell to 1-2-0 on the season. Marc Boulanger recorded nine saves in the final 43:03.
BC went 2-for-4 with the man advantage and Lowell went 1-for-7.
The Eagles next game is home against Maine on Friday, Nov. 4. The puck will drop at 7 p.m.
Team Records: UMass-Lowell -2-3-1, 0-2-2 Hockey East; Boston College - 7-1-0, 5-0-0 Hockey East
Game Notes: Junior Brooks Dyroff recorded his first career point - as assist - on Kreider's first of two scores ... Kreider matched a career high with two goals and three point ... BC scored its first shorthanded goal of the season and its first since Brian Gibbons in game one of last year's Hockey East quarterfinals, a 4-1 home win over Massachusetts (March 11) ... Arnold's shorthanded goal marked the third of his career ... senior captain Tommy Cross tallied two assists for his first multiple-point effort this season ... Hayes extended his scoring streak to six games, while two players - defenseman Brian Dumoulin and forward Pat Mullane - extended their scoring streaks to five games.