Boston College Defeated By Minnesota, 6-2

Freshman forward Alex Tuch scored a goal for Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 16:57  MIN1-0 EV Sam Warning (4)Justin Kloos/5, Ryan Collins/3
2nd 17:32  MIN2-0 EV Vinni Lettieri (1) -
2nd 18:22  MIN3-0 EV GW Ben Marshall (2)Justin Kloos/6, Taylor Cammarata/11
3rd 3:33  BC1-3 EV Alex Tuch (5) -
3rd 6:05  BC2-3 EV Destry Straight (5)Adam Gilmour/8, Chris Calnan/3
3rd 9:43  MIN4-2 EV Jake Bischoff (1)Kyle Rau/10, Mike Reilly/10
3rd 13:07  MIN5-2 EV Vinni Lettieri (2)Ryan Reilly/1, Christian Isackson/1
3rd 19:24  MIN6-2 EV EN Connor Reilly (4)Brady Skjei/3, Ryan Collins/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota  1236
Boston College  0022
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota  8101230
Boston College  691126
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota (8-3-0)  0/2 4/8 0
Boston College (7-6-0)  0/4 2/4 0
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Adam Wilcox (W, 8-3-0)60:002 69924
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Thatcher Demko (L, 7-5-0)58:125 78924
Empty Net1:481     

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College closed the gap early in the third period, but Minnesota's firepower proved to be too much after a three-goal third period by the Golden Gophers sunk the Eagles, 6-2, on Friday night at Kelley Rink.

Minnesota scored late in both the first and second periods before the Eagles put away a pair early in the third to make it a 3-2 game, but UM responded quickly. The Golden Gophers scored three more times after the Eagles' pair to put away BC.

All eight goals in Friday's contests were of the even strength variety save for Connor Reilly's empty netter to ice the game with 36 seconds remaining. Boston College finished 0-for-4 on the power play while Minnesota was 0-for-2. The Golden Gophers outshot the Eagles, 30-26.

Both goaltenders stopped 24 saves as sophomore netminder Thatcher Demko endured his first loss since Nov. 7.

Senior Destry Straight and rookie Alex Tuch were BC's goal scorers while second-year forwards Chris Calnan and Adam Gilmour each turned in an assist.

Minnesota snuck one by Demko late in the first to draw first blood at 16:57.

Justin Kloos hauled in a pass deep from Ryan Collins and charged down the center of the sheet. Kloos crafted a head fake and then tossed the puck into Demko's chest. Off the save, the puck caromed out to Sam Warning on the goal mouth for the put back and a 1-0 Gopher lead.

Tuch nearly netted one with about four minutes left in the second, but the Minnesota defense cleared the zone and channeled it into a pair of goal to close out the second.

Vinni Lettieri capitalized off the forecheck by winning the puck clean off the boards deep in the Eagles' end. Lettieri tore down the left side, won the battle in the corner and skated in on Demko, beating him in close at 17:32 for a 2-0 advantage.

On the ensuing exchange, Ben Marshall hammered home a one-timer dish from Kloos 50 seconds later to pad the Gopher lead, 3-0, heading into the third period.

Taylor Cammarata chipped the puck off the near boards around the net to Kloos. With an open lane from the left post, Kloos connected with Cammarata for the successful one-timer blast from the left point.

The Eagles started the third with a bang, scoring a pair of goals in the opening six minutes.

Tuch made up for his near miss in the second at the 3:33 mark of the third by taking advantage of a Gopher gaffe. Minnesota's Jack Glover misplayed a long clear in front of Wilcox and the disc fortuitously kicked off his skate right to Tuch in the slot. Without hesitation, Tuch snapped it past Wilcox to cut into UM's lead, 3-1.

A few exchanges later, Straight capped off a strong play in transition at 6:05.

Calnan kept the puck in along the boards and padded it toward the net. Gilmour chased after it once the puck trickled behind the net and Straight was in position to pounce on it at Wilcox's feet for the put back to make it a one-goal game, 3-2.

Jake Bischoff regained the Gophers' two-goal edge at 9:43 on a snipe from the near post to make it a 4-2 count. Ryan Reilly cleared it out of the neutral zone to Rau on the right flank. Rau relayed the disc through the zone for Bischoff's one-timer midway through the third frame.

Letteri scored his second of the night sneaking it by Demko on the far side off following a faceoff on the right dot.

Christian Isackson won the draw back to Reilly on the blue line and Letteri got ahead of the play. Reilly crossed it over to Letteri and with only a few feet of room left, he beat Demko up high at 13:07 for a 5-2 lead.

Reily added an empty netter with 36 seconds left to cement the 6-2 final.

Boston College will return to Hockey East action tomorrow night with a short trip to Providence for a 7 p.m. faceoff against the Friars at Schneider Arena.

Game Notes

- Senior Destry Straight has scored three goals in his last two outings. The last time the West Vancouver, B.C., native has notched goals in back-to-back games was on March 8-9, 2013.

- Alex Tuch pieced together his first-career goal scoring streak, having tallied a goal in his last two contests.

- Chris Calnan assembled his first-career three-game point streak with his third assist of the season while Adam Gilmour is working on his second three-game point streak.