|1st||0:54||BC||1-0||EV||Michael Kim (5)||Connor Moore/10, Austin Cangelosi/10|
|1st||1:28||BC||2-0||EV GW||JD Dudek (10)||Casey Fitzgerald/10|
|2nd||6:11||CON||1-2||PP||Tage Thompson (17)||Maxim Letunov/17, Philip Nyberg/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (16-9-2)||0/4||6/12||0|
|Rob Nichols (L, 4-5-3)||58:06||2||6||8||10||24|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Joseph Woll (W, 12-8-1)||60:00||1||14||13||15||42|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman goaltender Joe Woll made a career-high 42 saves to help lift Boston College to a 2-1 win against UConn on Tuesday night at Kelley Rink.
Connecticut - 1 / No. 13 Boston College - 2
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum / Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Connecticut (9-10-6 / 5-6-2) / No. 10 Boston College - (16-9-2 / 11-3-1)
BC HIGHLIGHTS & GAME NOTES
- First-year goaltender Joseph Woll turned in a career performance, turning away 42 of UConn's 43 attempts to preserve his 12th (12-8-1) victory of the season. The St. Louis native's former career best was when he stopped 40 shots against Denver in the second game of the season on Oct. 8.
- Michael Kim scored 54 seconds into Tuesday's contest against Connecticut, marking the fastest goal to start a game this season since David Cotton turned the trick 10 seconds in at Wisconsin on Oct. 16, 2016. JD Dudek followed 34 seconds later to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead 1:28 into the game.
- Kim has now scored in back-to-back games on two occasions this. The Toronto native also did so on Dec. 30 and Jan. 8 this year.
- JD Dudek has acquired a penchant for scoring early goals. The Auburn, N.H. native scored 1:14 into the game against Northeastern at home on Dec. 6, 2016. Dudek's goal also stood as the game-winning goal, marking his third of the season.
- Freshman Connor Moore cracked double digits with his 10th assist of the season.
FIRST GOAL (1-0 - BC) FIRST PERIOD - Michael Kim - 00:54 - EVEN STRENGTH
- Boston College's quick two-goal start was kickstarted on a set faceoff play to UConn goaltender Rob Nichols' left. Austin Cangelosi cleanly won the draw out to Connor Moore on the near boards. Michael Kim curled around the other side with a ton of room above the circles, accepted Moore's pass and blasted it past Nichols for the early 1-0 Eagle advantage.
SECOND GOAL (2-0 - BC) FIRST PERIOD - JD Dudek - 1:28 - EVEN STRENGTH
- On the following draw, the Huskies won it and brought it back around behind their net. Connecticut tried to break out the play wide and clear it past Casey Fitzgerald, but he had other ideas as he gloved the puck down and quickly got the puck back on his stick. JD Dudek was already coming towards UConn's end and C. Fitzgerald sought him out with a hard pass and hit him just before going offsides. Dudek skated in on Nichols and beat him with the backhand 34 seconds later at 1:28 to double Boston College's lead, 2-0.
THIRD GOAL (2-1 - UConn) SECOND PERIOD - Tage Thompson - 6:11 - PENALTY KILL
- Boston College was whistled for a too many men on the ice call and UConn channeled that into its first tally of the game seven seconds after the infraction. The Huskies won the draw and Philip Nyberg generated the power play goal by handing it off to Maxim Letunov just within the blue line. Letunov touch passed it to Tage Thompson just above the left circle and he hammered it past Eagle netminder Joseph Woll at 6:11 of the second period to make it a 2-1 affair.
BOSTON COLLEGE GAME LEADERS
Points: Michael Kim (1 - 0 - 1) / JD Dudek (1 - 0 - 1) / Connor Moore (0 - 1 - 1) / Austin Cangelosi (0 - 1 - 1) / Casey Fitzgerald (0 - 1 - 1)
Goals: Michael Kim (1 - 0 - 1) / JD Dudek (1 - 0 - 1)
Assists: Connor Moore (0 - 1 - 1) / Austin Cangelosi (0 - 1 - 1) / Casey Fitzgerald (0 - 1 - 1)
Shots: Michael Kim ( 3 ) / Luke McInnis ( 3 ) / Chris Calnan ( 3 )
Faceoffs Won: Austin Cangelosi (14 - of - 20)
Connecticut: 1 - for - 6
Boston College: 0 - for - 4
Connecticut: 4 - of - 8
Boston College: 6 - of - 12
BOSTON COLLEGE LINES
Gaudreau - White - R. Fitzgerald
Cotton - Cangelosi - Brown
Dudek - Jul Mattila - Calnan
McPhee - Booth - Walker
McInnis - C. Fitzgerald
Campoli - Savage
Kim - Moore
On Saturday, Jan. 28, No. 15 Notre Dame comes to town for the final regular season game between the two institutions in Hockey East play as the Irish will depart the league for the Big Ten next season. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Kelley Rink.