CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior Brian Gibbons tallied one goal and two assists and senior Ben Smith added one goal and one assist to lead Boston College to a 5-1 Hockey East win over Northeastern before 5,238 fans in Kelley Rink.
Senior defenseman Carl Sneep registered three assists, marking his fifth straight game with a point and his second consecutive game with multiple points. Sneep scored two power-play goals at New Hampshire last night (Nov. 6).
The score was tied 1-1 after one period, before the host Eagles scored two goals in each of the final two periods.
Northeastern senior Kyle Kraemer opened the scoring just 4:23 into the contest. BC evened the score on freshman Philip Samuelsson's first collegiate goal at 10:39.
Boston College took a 2-1 lead on Smith's power-play goal at 5:15 of the middle period. Sophomore Cam Atkinson doubled the BC margin at 10:39.
Sophomore Paul Carey gave BC a 4-1 cushion with a power-play tally at 2:07 of the third period, before Gibbons completed the night's scoring just 80 seconds later. Gibbons assisted on the Smith and Carey goals.
BC outshot the visiting Huskies, 34-18. The Eagles held a 15-9 shot advantage in the first period and a 12-5 margin in the second period.
BC junior John Muse finished with 17 saves. Northeastern freshman Chris Rawlings made 29 stops.
Game Notes: BC converted on 2-of-7 power-play chances, while holding Northeastern scoreless on its seven man-advantage opportunities.