Coming off a statement home win against Notre Dame on Friday night, Boston College looked to continue their win streak on the road and in front of hostile ND fans for the second game of the home-and-home series. BC quickly jumped out to a lead in the first period and did just that, silencing the home crowd effectively and for the whole night. This win moves BC to 11-4-0 on the season, and on a 9-game winning streak heading into the holiday break.
The first period could not have started off more differently than it did on Friday night, with Jack McBain getting the scoring started just 36 seconds in on a shot that sailed over Cale Morris’ glove side. Just two minutes later, Logan Hutsko put away a rebound from a shot by Julius Mattila to double the Eagles’ lead. A few minutes later, it had seemed like Notre Dame had cut the lead in half after a wild scrum in front of the net, but the goal was quickly waived off as Notre Dame had interfered with Knight. The next fifteen minutes of the period had no scoring on either end, until Cotton scored his 50th career goal to put BC up 3-0 heading into the first intermission.
Notre Dame took a penalty three seconds into the second period and BC capitalized, McBain putting home his second goal of the game on the power play. The Irish made things a bit interesting with two minutes remaining in the period, with Janicke scoring their first goal of the entire weekend to make it 4-1 going into the second intermission.
The third period started off back and forth for the first ten minutes, until Marshall Warren scored to make it 5-1. Aapeli Räsänen scored on the power play twenty seconds later to make it 6-1. Notre Dame pulled Morris after the sixth goal, but the damage had been done.
BC utterly dominated ND this weekend, and were firing on all cylinders both offensively and defensively. Spencer Knight was outstanding, making 27 saves on 28 shots and was there when BC needed him to be. The scoring depth was reflected on the scoresheet, with the top line combining for 7 points, McBain with his first career multi-goal game, Räsänen collecting a goal and assist, and Warren getting his third goal of the season.