|1st||5:44||BC||1-0||EV||Teddy Doherty (4)||Adam Gilmour/9, Alex Tuch/6|
|1st||7:42||BC||2-0||EV GW||Ian McCoshen (2)||Cam Spiro/3, Matthew Gaudreau/2|
|1st||14:03||BC||3-0||EV||Destry Straight (6)||Michael Matheson/10, Alex Tuch/7|
|3rd||3:38||MIC||1-3||PP||Dylan Larkin (3)||Cristoval Nieves/8, Zach Nagelvoort/2|
|3rd||12:51||BC||4-1||EV||Quinn Smith (5)||Michael Sit/4, Chris Calnan/4|
|3rd||18:43||BC||5-1||EV EN||Quinn Smith (6)||Chris Calnan/5, Michael Matheson/11|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (9-7-1)||0/3||6/12||0|
|Zach Nagelvoort (L, 6-6-0)||57:49||4||6||7||11||24|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Thatcher Demko (W, 9-6-1)||60:00||1||15||14||12||41|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - A three goal first-period outburst propelled No. 16 Boston College to a 5-1 victory over Michigan Saturday night at Kelley Rink to close out the first half of the season. Blue liners Teddy Doherty and Ian McCoshen scored two minutes apart before senior Destry Straight followed up with another six minutes later.
Senior forward Quinn Smith found the back of the net twice for the first time this season and the second time in his career.
Freshman Alex Tuch, sophomore Chris Calnan, and junior captain Michael Matheson all doled out two assists in the victory. Saturday night was Tuch's second career two-assist outing. Meanwhile, it was Calnan's first career two-helper effort.
Sophomore goaltender Thatcher Demko stopped a career high 41-of-42 Michigan shots, while Wolverine goalie Zach Nagelvoort tallied 24 saves. Michigan outshot Boston College, 42-29. Michigan's lone goal came on the man advantage with BC finishing 0-for-3 on the power play.
Michigan rang a couple shots off the pipes to begin the contest, but Demko stood his ground with a pair of big stops before the Eagles channeled that into an early 2-0 lead over the first seven minutes of the game.
With a 4-on-4 situation after sophomore Ian McCoshen and Dylan Larkin were whistled at 4:59 and 5:13, respectively, Doherty utilized some open ice with a 2-on-1 scenario and sniped it past Nagelvoort for the early 1-0 lead.
Freshman Alex Tuch swept the puck out to sophomore Adam Gilmour on BC's right dot. Gilmour skated it down the right side and connected with Doherty in stride. Gilmour scooted up to pull even with Doherty, but instead of relaying it back, he flung it top shelf on Nagelvoot at 5:44.
Almost two minutes later, a heads-up play by sophomore Matthew Gaudreau on the forecheck doubled up the Eagles' edge at 7:42.
Gaudreau stripped a deep Wolverine outlet pass right on Michigan's blue line and quickly dumped it back towards Michigan's net. The puck corralled off the back boards to senior Cam Spiro on the near post. With McCoshen cutting in from the blue line, Spiro spotted his defenseman between the circles and dispensed a tape-to-tape pass. With traffic in front of Nagelvoort, McCoshen whistled it through the screen for the 2-0 lead.
Straight built the Eagles lead to 3-0 with an easy one-timer from sophomore Michael Matheson's feed at 14:03.
Tuch kicked the puck out of a scrum in front of Michigan's net and the disc landed on Matheson's stick just within the blue line. With Straight unguarded on the near post, Matheson connected on the diagonal pass with Nagelvoort out of position. Straight gathered the puck and put it to the back of the net to close out BC's first-period spurt.
Michigan broke its scoreless drought in transition at 3:38 of the third period after Larkin converted on a tip pass from Boo Nieves.
Nagelvoort made a blocker save on senior Quinn Smith and flicked the puck into the corner. Larkin scooped it up, zipped it up to Nieves on the half wall and streaked through the center of the sheet. Nieves stayed on sides just above the blue line and relayed the puck back to Larkin for the tip-in on Demko's glove side to make it 3-1.
Smith recouped Boston College's three-goal lead on another strong forechecking play. Freshman Chris Calnan and senior Michael Sit worked together to on the forecheck, working the puck loose on the Wolverines' blue line.
Smith was in position to pilfer Michigan's attempt at a clear and scurried back into Michigan's end. With traffic in front, Smith picked his spot and lit the lamp at 12:51 to make it a 4-1 affair.
Michigan pulled Nagelvoort with almost four minutes remaining, but the Wolverines' extra attacker did not factor in.
Smith added his second of the night with 1:17 remaining in regulation on a heads up play by Calnan deep in BC's end to ice the 5-1 final.
Boston College closes out the first half with tonight's contest and will resurface after the New Year at the Ledyard National Bank Classic hosted by Dartmouth on Jan. 2-3. The Eagles will take on Brown starting a 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2.