BOSTON COLLEGE EARNS WEEKEND SWEEP WITH 5-2 WIN OVER BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Sophomore forward Steven Whitney posts two goals for Eagles
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore Steven Whitney scored twice, junior Cam Atkinson tallied one goal and one assist, and senior goaltender John Muse stopped 29 shots to lead No. 8 Boston College to a 5-2 Hockey East win over No. 2 Boston University before a sellout crowd of 7,884 fans at Kelley Rink.
The win gave the Eagles a two-game sweep of the weekend series. BC defeated BU, 9-5, on Friday night in Agganis Arena.
BC scored once in the first period, three times in the middle stanza and once in the final frame en route to the win.
Trailing 1-0 on a Matt Nieto score at 3:52 of the first period, Atkinson netted the equalizer - the first of three straight BC scores - at 11:46.
Junior Joe Whitney gave the team a 2-1 lead at 3:17 of the second period, redirecting a Brian Dumoulin shot from the left point, and Steven Whitney doubled the BC lead - at 3-1 - just 1:16 later.
Boston University captain Joe Pereira halved the BC lead at 5:26 before BC's Chris Kreider concluded the second-period scoring with a shorthanded goal at 8:05.
Steven Whitney scored the lone goal of the third period at 11:06 for the 5-2 final.
BC had a 34-31 shot advantage.
BU junior Kieran Millan made 29 saves to fall to 4-2. Muse improves to 10-3-0.
Team Records: Boston University - 7-3-5, 5-3-4 Hockey East; Boston College - 11-5-0, 9-4-0 HE