Boston College men’s hockey sort of broke the Alfond curse tonight, skating away with an official tie but a 3-2 shoutout win that counts for an extra Hockey East point in the standings.
Maine scored first again tonight, grabbing a loose puck in front of the net to go up 1-0 late in the first.
Ryan Leonard took a penalty early in the first to put BC down a man, but just after the penalty expired BC scored on a goal from Gabe Perrault assisted by Leonard to tie things up.
The 1-1 lead held through 2 period, despite power plays for both teams. With slightly under halfway to go in regulation Maine took the lead again, but with only a few minutes remaining Ryan Leonard grabbed a rebounded shot and tied the game back up at 2.
Neither team was able to get past the goalies in the remaining minutes of regulation, and the teams went into a 3 on 3 overtime tied at 2.
Neither team was able to score in overtime, despite a BC power play, so the game officially goes into the books as a tie but continued to the shootout for the extra Hockey East point. The Eagles pulled through with goals from Oskar Jellvik, Gabe Perrault, and Lukas Gustafsson (whose dad got a shoutout on the board earlier in the game for his time at Maine), giving BC the extra conference point.