After defeating Hockey East rivals Northeastern last night, the Eagles headed down the road to Waltham to take on the Bentley Falcons. The Eagles were without Casey Carreau, who was suspended for 2 games by Hockey East after a slew footing penalty last night.
Bentley started out with a lot of hustle, and got a number of good chances in the first, including one when Wilder left the net wide open. The Falcons managed to convert with just under 7 minutes to go in the first period to take a 1-0 lead. The Eagles almost scored as the clock wound down, but the buzzer rang before the puck hit the net.
Both teams had some great chances on net in the second, and the Eagles looked much more together than they did in the first. Both goalies stood strong, however, and the score stayed 1-0 in favor of penalty heading into the final period of regulation play.
About 3 minutes into the third period, the Falcons grabbed a rebounded shot in front of the net and poked it in to go up 2-0. Seconds later, the Falcons converted on another fumbled save to make it 3-0.
Jack McBain, who has been visibly frustrated by his goalless streak going back to the end of last season, finally broke his curse to make it 3-1 and end Bentley’s shut out… only for Bentley to score another weak goal immediately after making it 4-1.
Bentley made it 5-1 at 9:40 and I am too frustrated to give you more details, I don’t know, this was just not a great night.
Marc McLaughlin cut Bentley’s lead to 5-2 about a minute later, despite his goal being challenged. The Eagles then immediately went onto the penalty kill which wasn’t ideal. After the penalty was up, Bentley scored again to make it 6-2.
Hopefully this was a wake up call for BC and the team can leave it behind them to compete in both games next weekend.