Jan. 9, 1998
Eagles Knock Off No. 1 Boston University
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore defenseman Mike Mottau scored one goal and added two assists to lead Boston College to a 4-2 come-from-behind win over top-ranked Boston University before a sold-out crowd of 7,884 at BC's Kelley Rink.
After the Eagles battled back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game after two periods, sophomore forward Blake Bellefeuille tallied a power-play goal at 17:46 of the final stanza to put Boston College on top, 3-2. Junior forward Nick Pierandri added an empty-net goal at 19:52 to seal the victory.
Boston University (12-3-2, 5-2-2 HOCKEY EAST) jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the game's opening minutes. Freshman forward Juha Vuori started the scoring at 2:49, and freshman Keith Emery added to the Terriers' lead and concluded the first-period scoring with a goal at 3:26.
Boston College's Brian Gionta cut the deficit in half with a four-on-four goal at 9:28 of the middle period. Mottau took a Marty Reasoner feed and evened the score at 2-2 at 14:16, setting the stage for the Eagles' third-period heroics.
Boston College freshman goalie Scott Clemmensen finished with 19 saves. Boston University goalie Michel Larocque made 25 stops.
Post Game Notes... The Eagles snapped an 0-3-2 skid... It was the Eagles' first win over BU since March 2, 1996... Mottau (1g, 2a) recorded his sixth multiple-point game of the season... Mottau (20 points) is just four points from elipsing his 1996-97 season total... With one point tonight, Reasoner moved into a tie for 37th place on the BC career scoring list (120 points)... Reasoner has tallied nine points (4g, 5a) in nine games against the Terriers... BC is 5-5-2 against BU in Kelley Rink... BC is 4-2-1 against ranked teams this season... BC has killed 26 of its last 30 man-down situations (86.7 percent)... The Eagles will host Maine, 7-6 overtime winners over Merrimack tonight, tommorrow night at 7 p.m.... The game will be telecast on Sportschannel New England.at Kelley Rink (Chestnut Hill, MA)
Boston University (12-3-2)............ 2 0 0 - 2 Boston College (12-6-2)................0 2 2 - 4
SCORING: First Period: BU, Juha Vuori 8 (Russ Bartlett, Nick Gillis) 2:49; BU, Keith Emery 1 (Peter Donatelli) 3:26. Second Period: BC, Brian Gionta 11 (Mike Mottau, Rob Scuderi) 4x4 9:28; BC, Mottau 7 (Marty Reasoner) 14:16. Third Period: BC, Blake Bellefeuille 9 (Marty Hughes, Mottau) ppg 17:46; BC, Nick Pierandri 3 (Matt Mulhern, Chris Masters) eng 19:52.
SAVES: BC, Scott Clemmensen 19; BU, Michel Laroque 25.