The Boston College men’s hockey team officially tied UConn 3-3 Friday evening, but lost in the shootout and therefore didn’t get the extra league point. The Eagles blew a two goal lead late in the third period, giving up the equalizer with a minute remaining in regulation.
Marc McLaughlin got the scoring started midway through the first period, right after a BC power play chance expired and putting the Eagles up 1-0.
On the other end of the ice, Spencer Knight was peppered by shots but was outstanding as usual and kept the Huskies off the board to enter the first intermission up one.
A little more than halfway through the second period, freshman Harrison Roy scored his first goal as an Eagle, putting BC up 2-0, a lead that they carried into the second intermission.
UConn got on the board a little less than three minutes into the third period, but Casey Carreau restored the two goal lead with 14:22 to go in the period. BC’s fourth line was absolutely buzzing this game, scoring two of the three goals and generally having a strong showing.
▶️ The steal. The snipe. 3-1 Eags. pic.twitter.com/jqW2dayOGW— BC Hockey (@BCHockey) January 22, 2021
The Eagles generally controlled play this period (and didn’t take a single penalty!), but all seemed to fall apart after UConn scored their second of the night with three minutes left. After pulling their goalie for the extra attacker, UConn tied the game with a minute left, and the two goal lead was gone.
The game went to a shootout after neither team scored in OT — UConn scored on both their chances, while Hutsko & Hardman were unable to capitalize on theirs. The result is officially a tie, but UConn will be getting the extra league point. Sigh.
Overall, this was a fairly frustrating tie/shootout loss, and we can only hope this fires the Eagles up for tomorrow’s game and the rest of the season.