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Jan. 16, 1998

Eagles Blank Providence, 6-0

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman goaltender Scott Clemmensen stopped 24 shots as ninth-ranked Boston College shutout Providence, 6-0, tonight before 5,213 at Kelley Rink.

Clemmensen stopped 14 of the 24 shots he faced in the second period as the Eagles extended a slim 1-0 lead into a commanding three-goal lead. Two freshmen, Mike Lephart and Brian Gionta, tallied the second-period goals for BC.

Clemmensen (2.81 goals against average) has not allowed a goal in his last 181:34 of action. It is also the Eagles' second consecutive shutout on the season-- the first time since December 1977 that a BC team has recorded back-to-back shutouts.

Gionta contributed a season-high two goals (his 12th and 13th of the season) and one assist, while junior Marty Reasoner scored his team-high 18th goal. Freshman defenseman Rob Scuderi and junior Andy Powers each added two assists for the Eagles, now 13-6-3 (7-4-2 in HOCKEY EAST). Providence drops to 12-7-1 (6-5-0).

POST GAME NOTES: 14 different players scored at least one point for the Eagles... All six BC defenseman tallied at least one assist... The Eagles have killed their last 12 penalties... BC is 9-2-1 this season when Reasoner scores a goal... BC tied a season-high with three power-play goals (acheived four other times)... The Eagles are 11-4-1 against the Friars at Kelley Rink (since 1988)... Gionta has scored at least one point in 14 of his last 16 games... Clemmensen has stopped 96 of the last 101 shots he has faced.

Providence (12-7-1)         0   0   0   - 0
Boston College (13-6-3)     1   2   3   - 6

SCORING: 1st: BC Reasoner 18 (Scuderi, Powers) 12:44. 2nd: BC Lephart 7 (Hughes, Mottau) PPG 1:56; BC Gionta 12 (Allen, Hemenway) PPG 14:24. 3rd: Gionta 13 (Scuderi, Powers) 1:05; BC Farkas 5 (Buckley, Gionta) 10:51; BC Masters 3 (Mulhern, Pierandri) PPG 19:22.

SAVES: BC, Scott Clemmensen (60:00) 24; P Boyd Ballard (49:09), 27 and Mark Kane (10:11), 6.

POWER PLAY: BC 3/6; P 0/5

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