|1st||2:54||BC||1-0||EV||Austin Cangelosi (5)||Chris Brown/4, Miles Wood/10|
|1st||3:44||BC||2-0||EV GW||Colin White (7)||Ryan Fitzgerald/8, Teddy Doherty/3|
|1st||8:53||BC||3-0||EV||Josh Couturier (1)||Ryan Fitzgerald/9, Colin White/12|
|1st||10:49||BC||4-0||EV||Miles Wood (6)||Casey Fitzgerald/8, Austin Cangelosi/5|
|3rd||1:25||CON||1-4||EV||Spencer Naas (3)||Tage Thompson/5, Maxim Letunov/9|
|3rd||19:02||BC||5-1||EV EN||Matthew Gaudreau (3)||Colin White/13|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (11-1-0)||0/4||4/8||0|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Thatcher Demko (W, 11-1-0)||60:00||1||5||13||11||29|
|Rob Nichols (L, 3-9-0)||59:14||4||9||9||8||26|
HARTFORD, Conn. - The UConn men's hockey team fell behind 4-0 in the first period to the No. 2 nationally ranked Boston College Eagles on the way to a 5-1 loss Tuesday night in front of 7,219 fans at the XL Center. The Huskies lone goal came off the stick of sophomore Spencer Naas (Minnetonka, Minn.) who notched his third of the season in the third period.
The loss is the eighth-straight for the Huskies and drops their record to 3-10-0 overall and 1-7-0 in Hockey East. Boston College won their 10th-straight and are off to their best start under long time head coach Jerry York at 11-1-0 and 5-0-0 in Hockey East.
The Eagles dominated the first period of play, outshooting the Huskies 13-5 while tacking four goals on the scoreboard. BC got the game's first goal at 2:54 as Austin Cangelosi dug out a puck in front and punched through Nichols in a scrum in front. The Eagles made it 2-0 just 50 seconds later as Ryan Fitzgerald connected to Colin White on a two-on-one who buried the one-timer for his seventh this season.
BC capitalized on a Husky turnover trying to clear the puck at 8:53 as Josh Couturier collected at the left point and blasted a slap shot through traffic for his first goal of the season. Casey Fitzgerald set up the Eagles fourth goal of the period, feeding Miles Wood in the right circle who ripped a wrister bar down in the left corner for a 4-0 lead.
The Huskies came out firing in the second and third period and out shot BC 25-18 over the final 40 minutes. After a scoreless second, UConn ended the shutout bid at 1:25 of the third on Naas' third of the season. Freshman Max Letunov (Moscow, Russia) fed the puck out of the corner to classmate Tage Thompson (Orange, Conn.) in front. Thompson left it behind for Naas in the slot who buried it past BC goaltender Demko Thatcher glove side to cut the lead to 4-1.
A late BC penalty gave the Huskies the chance to pull the goaltender for an extra skater but Matthew Gaudreau ended any comeback bid with an empty net goal at the 19:02 mark.
UConn netminder Rob Nichols (Dallas, Texas) made 26 saves in taking the loss. Demko turned away 29 shots for BC. Both teams finished 0-for-4 on the power play.
The Huskies will be off until facing No. 4 ranked UMass Lowell in a Hockey East home-and-home series on December 5th and 6th. The River Hawks come to Hartford on Saturday, December 5th for a 3:05 pm start. UConn will head to Lowell on Sunday for a 1:00 pm game that will be televised on the American Sports Network and NESN.