Junior forward Steven Whitney scores game-winner with 51 seconds remaining for Eagles

Junior forward Steven Whitney scored the game-winning goal for the Eagles

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman forward Johnny Gaudreau tied the score at 3-3 with 3:05 remaining in the third period and junior right wing Steven Whitney snapped the tie with 51.3 seconds left in the third period to lift seventh-ranked Boston College past New Hampshire, 4-3, before 7,228 fans in Kelley Rink.

The game featured goals from seven different skaters and three of the game's six goals were scored in the final four minutes, 42 seconds of play.

New Hampshire junior forward Scott Pavelski lifted the visiting Wildcats to a 3-2 lead at 15:18 before Gaudreau tied the score while skating with an extra attacker at 16:55 and Whitney tallied the gamewinner at 19:09 to secure the league victory.

BC junior wing Chris Kreider scored once and tallied two assists. Sophomore Kevin Hayes also scored for the Eagles.

New Hampshire freshman defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk recorded two assists. Junior Austin Block, senior Stevie Moses and junior Scott Pavelski scored one goal apiece.

The host Eagles scored the only goal of the opening period - just 35 seconds into the game - on Hayes' fifth goal of the season.

UNH's Block and Moses tallied consecutive scores at 2:10 and 5:12 to take a 2-1 lead.

Kreider knotted the game at 2-2 while skating shorthanded.

The Eagles outshot the Wildcats, 34-13. BC junior goaltender Parker Milner, making his first start in six games, registered 10 saves in the win.

New Hampshire freshman Casey DeSmith stopped 30 shots in the losing effort.

Team Records: New Hampshire 9-13-2, 6-10-1 Hockey East; Boston College 15-10-1, 11-7-1 HE