|1st||8:54||VER||1-0||PP||Brady Shaw (18)||Brendan Bradley/17, Alexx Privitera/18|
|1st||16:36||VER||2-0||PP GW||Brady Shaw (19)||Mike Paliotta/27, Jake Fallon/18|
|2nd||14:14||BC||1-2||PP||Ryan Fitzgerald (16)||Michael Matheson/21|
|3rd||18:39||VER||3-1||EV EN||Brendan Bradley (7)||Brady Shaw/12, Yvan Pattyn/5|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (21-12-3)||1/4||5/10||0|
|Brody Hoffman (W, 12-5-2)||60:00||1||11||19||9||39|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Thatcher Demko (L, 19-11-3)||59:01||2||9||8||5||22|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore Ryan Fitzgerald scored his second power play goal in as many games but No. 9 Boston College could not shove past No. 17 Vermont in a 3-1 setback in game two of the Hockey East quarterfinals on Saturday night at Kelley Rink.
UVM's Brady Shaw scored a pair of power play goals to set the tone while Catamount backstopper Brody Hoffman capitalized on his game one momentum and stopped 39-of-40 Eagle attempts. Vermont posted only 24 shots in the victory.
Sophomore Thatcher Demko stopped 22 shots in the loss.
Boston College was buzzing in Vermont's end to start the game, but Vermont stopped up that momentum with a quick power play tally at 8:54 of the first frame.
Junior Michael Matheson was flagged for roughing in the corner and the Catamounts cycled on the ensuing play. Alexx Privitera whizzed it towards the net and puck flew into the corner. Brendan Bradley rimmed it over to Shaw and he flung it to the back of the net from within the right circle on the snap shot for a quick 1-0 advantage.
From the same spot with the type of shot, Shaw found the back of the net six seconds into a Quinn Smith holding call at 16:30 of the first.
Jake Fallon won the draw in Boston College's zone back to Shaw. Shaw touched it off for Mike Paliotta who gave it right back and Shaw zipped it through a hole on Demko in the same spot at 16:36 for a 2-0 lead.
Smith and Yvan Pattyn created some real estate with matching roughing minors at 12:13 of the second period.
Shortly after, Fitzgerald draw a cross-checking call on Privitera after the whistle and the Eagles went to the power play at 12:38.
Immediately after the matching minor returned to the ice, Fitzgerald ripped the back of the net with a snipe from the left dot 14:14. Fitzgerald won the draw out to Matheson and the two cycled around the top, creating a wide-open look for Fitzgerald. With traffic in front, Fitzgerald cut the deficit in half, 2-1.
The Eagles could not scratch the scoreboard the rest of the way, but were given a big opportunity at 13:18 when Vermont was cited for too many in the final stanza. The Eagles had a few looks in front, but could not stymie Hoffman.
Matheson had a strong bid at 16:45 of the third period with a dangle in front, but to no avail as Vermont iced the contest at 18:39 on an empty netter. Shaw fished Pattyn's long dump out from behind the net where Brendan Bradley was in position to swat it into the unguarded net to seal the 3-1 win.
Boston College and Vermont will play in a decisive game three Sunday night at 6 p.m. Sunday's telecast will be broadcast live on NESN.
- Vermont won its first playoff game against Boston College in eight tries.