BC senior Molly Schaus makes 42 saves; UNH senior Kayley Herman turns aside 29 shots
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BC senior Molly Schaus stopped 42 shots and UNH senior Kayley Herman made 29 saves
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Molly Schaus stopped 42 shots, including 18 in the third period during a three-minute continuous period of New Hampshire power plays, to preserve a 0-0 tie against New Hampshire on Saturday, February 19 at Kelley Rink.
The Eagles are now 20-6-6, 12-4-4 in Hockey East while the Wildcats move to 14-15-2, 7-12-1 in the league.
Boston College's best chances came in the first and second period, when the Eagles had 13 and 10 shots, respectively. New Hampshire's offense peppered Schaus with shots, with 11 in each of the first two periods and 18 in the third.
With three consecutive penalties against the Eagles at the end of the final frame, BC spent much of the last few minutes of regulation with only three players to match New Hampshire's five, yet Schaus' strong defensive presence gave earned her the fourth shutout this season.
The Eagles will travel to Durham, N.H. to face the Wildcats again at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow, February 20.
Game Notes: This was the first scoreless tie for the Eagles this season...it is only the third game this season in which BC has been shutout...this afternoon's game was BC's final home contest...prior to the puck drop, the Eagles honored their four seniors: Laura Hart, and captains Katelyn Kurth, Molly Schaus, and Kelli Stack...tomorrow's contest at New Hampshire will mark the end of the regular season...the Eagles have clinched a playoff berth in the Hockey East contest and a second-place seeding...the Hockey East semifinals will take place March 5-6 at BU's Walter Arena.