Jan. 17, 1998
Boston College Records Third Consecutive Shutout, 8-0 over Providence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -Freshman goaltender Scott Clemmensen made 23 saves for his third consecutive shutout (fourth on the season) as ninth-ranked Boston College blanked Providence, 8-0, before 2,872 at Schneider Arena.
The victory improves the Eagles' record to 14-6-3 (8-4-2 in HOCKEY EAST). Providence drops to 12-8-1 (6-6).
Clemmensen has not allowed a goal in his last 241:34. He also tied a HOCKEY EAST record (held by Sean Matile, UNH 1996-97) with his third league shutout. Clemmensen, who has blanked St. Lawrence (11/28), Maine (1/10), and Providence (1/16), also tied a Boston College season-record with his fourth, tying Jack Fitzgerald's mark set back in 1924-25.
Boston College took a quick 4-0 lead just 10:47 into the game as freshman forward Brian Gionta and junior forward Andy Powers connected on tallies just 12 seconds apart.
The Eagles extended their lead with two goals in each of the final two periods to extend their shutout streak to three games. It is BC's first back-to-back-to-back shutouts since 1919-20.
13 different BC players recorded at least one point in the contest. Six Eagles had multiple-point efforts, led by Powers (two goals, one assist), Gionta (one goal, two assists), and freshman defenseman Rob Scuderi (three assists).
Post Game Notes... The Eagles improved to 7-1-1 on the road this season... BC is 3-0-2 in its last five games... It was the first time in six tries (0-4-1) that the Eagles won a game played on Saturday... Gionta has six points (3 goals, 3 assists) and Powers five (2 goals, 3 assists) in the two games against the Friars... The Eagles had a season-high four power-play goals in the victory (7-13 in the two-game series)... BC has killed its last 17 man-down situations... Marty Reasoner (one goal and one assist) had his team-leading ninth multiple-point game of the season and moved into 34th place on the BC scoring list (123 points)... The Eagles are 10-2-2 when a player scores two or more goals in a game... Scuderi's three assists are a season-high... Clemmensen has stopped 119 of the last 124 shots he has faced... Going back to the BU (1/9) games, the Eagles have scored 18 unanswered goals.
Boston College (14-6-3) 4 2 2 - 8
Providence (12-8-1) 0 0 0 - 0
1st: BC Jamie O'Leary 5 (unassisted) 5:28;
BC Andy Powers 4 (Gionta, Farkas) 7:29;
BC Brian Gionta 14 (Powers, Scuderi) 10:35;
BC Powers 5 (Gionta, Farkas) 10:47.
2nd: BC Mike Mottau 8 (Scuderi, Reasoner) PPG 4:22;
BC Chris Masters 4 (Buckley, Allen) PPG 5:43.
3rd: BC Marty Reasoner 19 (Scuderi, Mottau) PPG 4:31;
BC Matt Mulhern 3 (Pierandri, Hemenway) PPG 11:34.
SAVES: BC, Scott Clemmensen (60:00), 23
P, Boyd Ballard (25:43) 15, Make Kane (34:17) 11
POWER PLAYS: BC 4-7, P 0-4