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Sophomore forward Bill Arnold scored two goals for the Eagles
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore Bill Arnold scored twice and junior Chris Kreideradded a goal and an assist to lead top-ranked Boston College to a 4-2 Hockey East win over Massachusetts before 5,911 fans in Kelley Rink.
Arnold opened the scoring with an even-strength goal at 1:18 of the first period. Massachusetts answered with an even-strength goal from Andrew Tegeler at 8:23 of the first.
Kreider scored the decisive goal for the Eagles on the power play at 17:43 of the first frame on a feed from junior Brian Dumoulin (two assists) and sophomore Kevin Hayes(two assists).
BC extended its lead to three goals - at 4-1 - on the second tally from Arnold at 17:01 of the second period and a nifty play from behind the net from Johnny Gaudreauat 10:11 of the third.
The Minutemen capped the scoring with tally from Michael Marcou at 17:07 of the third period.
The Eagles went 2-6 on the power play and held the Minutemen to 0-7 with the man advantage.
Massachusetts sophomore goalie Jeff Teglia made 31 saves for the Minutemen.
BC junior goaltender Parker Milner registered 18 saves and improved to 4-1-0 on the season.
Next, Boston College travels to Northeastern for its third of nine straight league contests tomorrow night. Faceoff at Matthews Arena is set for 7 p.m.
Team Records: Boston College (4-1-0, 2-0-0 Hockey East), Massachusetts (1-2-1, 0-2-1 Hockey East)
Game Notes: BC won its 50th game in 63 all-time games between the teams. The Eagles are 50-10-3 against the Minutemen in the all-time series ... Arnold's two-goal effort marked the first of his career. The Needham, Mass., native has recorded a team-high nine points - four goals and five assists - in five games ... Kreider and Hayes both tallied their second two-point outings of the five-game season. Kreider is the lone Eagle with at least one point in each game this season ... BC scored two power-play goals for the first time this season, improving their conversion percentage to 22.7 percent (5-for-22).