|2nd||2:10||BC||1-0||EV||Chris Calnan (3)||Adam Gilmour/4, Michael Matheson/4|
|2nd||12:17||BU||1-1||EV||Evan Rodrigues (2)||Nikolas Olsson/1, Doyle Somerby/2|
|2nd||16:21||BC||2-1||EV||Ryan Fitzgerald (6)||Alex Tuch/4, Teddy Doherty/5|
|3rd||1:59||BU||2-2||EV||Mike Moran (1)||Matt Lane/3, Brien Diffley/1|
|3rd||6:05||BC||3-2||SH||Ryan Fitzgerald (7)||-|
|3rd||12:15||BU||3-3||EV||Jack Eichel (5)||Brandon Hickey/2, Brandon Fortunato/3|
|3rd||14:14||BU||4-3||EV GW||Evan Rodrigues (3)||Danny O'Regan/5, Brandon Hickey/3|
|3rd||19:16.1||BU||5-3||EV EN||Nikolas Olsson (2)||Cason Hohmann/4, Matt Grzelcyk/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (5-1-0)||0/3||6/12||0|
|Boston College (4-4-0)||0/4||5/10||1|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Matt O'Connor (W, 4-1-0)||60:00||3||7||13||7||27|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Thatcher Demko (L, 4-4-0)||59:42||4||7||6||8||21|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - No. 3 Boston College never faced a deficit until the 14:14 mark of the final period, but a four-goal period by No. 5 Boston University downed the Eagles, 5-3, in front of a sold out Conte Forum on Friday night.
Sophomore Ryan Fitzgerald continued to lead the BC offense, scoring his second two-goal game in his last four outings, including Boston College's first short-handed marker of the season.
Second-year forward Chris Calnan netted his third tally of the season to open the contest's scoring at 2:10 of the second stanza. Junior defensemen Michael Matheson and Teddy Doherty joined sophomore Adam Gilmour and rookie Alex Tuch with an assist each.
On the defensive side, sophomore Thatcher Demko stopped 21-of-26 shots in the setback while BU backstopper Matt O'Connor steered away 27 shots.
The first period came to a scoreless conclusion as both clubs took the full 20 minutes to figure one another out in a physical manner.
The Eagles gained the only power play of the first frame after Robbie Baillargeon was cited for interference at 11:41, but the Terriers kept BC at bay throughout the two-minute window.
The best chances for each team came later in the opening period after Tuch nearly slipped it five-hole on O'Connor with about three minutes to play.
Demko kept the first period scoreless after denying Jack Eichel on a break away with 30 seconds remaining.
With Demko's big stop to close out the first frame, the Eagles kept the momentum going as Calnan drew first blood at 2:10 of the second on the put back.
Boston College circled the zone and cycled down to Matheson on the right dot. Matheson had a clear shot and discharged on O'Connor. The puck caromed around the crease and Gilmour scooped it up and nearly put it back, but O'Connor made the pad save, kicking it back out to Calnan for the rebound tally and a 1-0 Eagles' lead.
After the Terriers snuffed out a Nikolas Olsson penalty, BU charged down the right side of the sheet and tied it up at 13:06.
Dolye Somerby relayed the puck off the wall to Olsson in the right circle. Evan Rodrigues tore down from the top of the zone, accepted the Olsson dish and fired it past Demko to lock it up midway through the contest, 1-1.
Before the second period concluded, Fitzgerald divested the Terriers with a snipe from the right dot at 16:21 to reclaim the one-goal lead.
Boston University tried to clear the puck, but Doherty batted it back in off the wall to Tuch waiting on the blue line. Fitzgerald stayed onsides and swooped in to gather the pass, took three strides and hammered it past O'Connor with the wrister to make it a 2-1 affair after two periods of play.
Boston University drew even once again to ignite the third on a scrum in front of Demko at 1:59.
Brien Diffley got the puck to Matt Lane on the goal mouth and as the puck bounced off his leg, Mike Moran was in position to stuff back the carom to cinch it, 2-2.
Matheson was whistled for slashing at 5:45 to put the Terriers on the power play, but Fitzgerald had other ideas and busted up the BU breakout and notched the short-handed rip 20 seconds later at 6:05 of the third period.
The Terriers tried to flank it out of their end and did not see Fitzgerald streak hard on the forecheck. Fitzgerald went head on with Brandon Hickey, pilfered the puck and walked in alone on O'Connor to beat him short side to recoup the one-goal edge, 3-2.
The Terriers continued the trend of the game and scored off a set play on a draw to Demko's left at 12:15 of third frame.
Eichel won the draw and dialed it back to Brandon Fortunato. Fortunato passed up top to Brandon Hickey for the slap shot a top the zone. Eichel wheeled around the circle and parked himself in the slot to redirect Hickey's blast to create the third tie of the contest, 3-3.
At 14:14 of the third period, Rodrgiues provided the Terriers with their first lead of the night on a wraparound goal.
Hickey corralled the puck around up the ice to Danny O'Regan in stride. Rodrigues entered the zone just onsides flying down the left side of the sheet. Rodrigues had a stride and banked the puck off of Demko's pad on the wraparound, just crossing the goal line to give BU a 4-3 lead.
The Terriers iced the game on an Olsson empty-netter with 43 seconds remaining on a feed from Cason Hohmann down the left side.
Boston College returns to more mid-week action when the Eagles welcome Beanpot foe Harvard for a Tuesday night matinee. BC and the Crimson square off On Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.
- Following Friday's results, Ryan Fitzgerald is the ninth most prolific goal scorer in the country after scoring his seventh in eight games played. For Fitzgerald, it counts as his second-career two-goal game and first-career short-handed goal as an Eagle.
- Boston College has not lost three respective games since January 2010 (Jan. 1-8).