Junior forward Chris Kreider registers goal and two assists for Eagles

Junior forward Chris Kreider had a goal and two assists for the Eagles

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College scored twice on the power play and once while shorthanded as five players scored one goal apiece in a 5-1 Hockey East victory over Maine before 6,304 fans at Kelley Rink.

The line of junior Chris Kreider, sophomore Bill Arnold and sophomore Kevin Hayes accounted for the first three goals of the game to put the top-ranked Eagles in control.

Host Boston College scored twice in the first period and led by the final score after two periods.

Kreider opened the scoring at 11:33 of the first period on a shorthanded breakaway and Hayes followed with a power-play tally at 13:26 for the only two goals of the first period.

Arnold's goal - scored just 28 seconds into the middle stanza - was the first in a three-goal flurry to start the second. Maine's lone goal was scored by Jon Swavely at 1:28 and junior Steven Whitney finished the flurry with an even strength tally at 2:16.

Senior Barry Almeida capped the scoring with a power play goal at 10:14 of the second period. Whitney, who has two points in three straight, assisted on the score.

Junior net-minder Parker Milner recorded 20 saves in the victory. He improve to 8-1-0 this season and 21-5-1 in his career.

Maine goaltender Dan Sullivan took the loss, he recorded eight saves in 22:16. Martin Ouelette made 14 saves in the final 37:44.

The Eagles finished 2-4 with the man advantage and killed off all four Maine power plays.

BC returns to action on Saturday when the team visits Massachusetts. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m.

Team Records: Maine - 3-3-1, 3-2-0 Hockey East; Boston College 8-1-0, 6-0-0 HE