CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior captain Tommy Cross broke a 1-1 tie on a power-play goal with 2.8 seconds remaining to lift Boston College to a 2-1 Hockey East win over Northeastern before 6,688 fans at Kelley Rink.
Sophomore Kevin Hayes (1 goal, 1 assist) gathered a loose puck along the goal line with time winding down and found junior defenseman Brian Dumoulin who passed the puck to Cross on the opposite point for the game-winning score, Cross' first goal of the season.
Northeastern's Cody Ferriero scored the lone goal of the first period at the 12:41 mark.
BC tied the game with the only goal of the second stanza when Hayes buried a junior Chris Kreider feed at 11:50.
The host Eagles tallied a 36-18 shot advantage. Northeastern junior goalie Chris Rawlings made 34 saves in the losing effort.
BC junior Parker Milner stopped 17-of-18 shots faced to improve to 9-2-0 this season and 22-6-1 in his career.
The Eagles finished 1-for-5 with the man advantage and held Northeastern to 0-4 on the power play.
BC returns to action Sunday against Boston University at 4 p.m. at Kelley Rink. Northeastern is back in action tomorrow at Massachusetts.
Team Records: Northeastern - 1-6-2, 1-6-2 Hockey East; Boston College - 9-2-0, 7-1-0 HE