Boston College obliterated Notre Dame tonight, winning 6-1 in South Bend in front of a sold out crowd.
The Eagles got the scoring started early in the game, when Ryan Leonard beat Notre Dame goalie Ryan Bischel with an absolute laser of a shot after an unreal pass from Gabe Perreault. Fowler had some big stops on a penalty kill late in the first — and just as the Fighting Irish were gaining some momentum, Leonard scored his second goal of the game after some pretty passing from the freshman line to put the Eagles up 2-0.
The second period was eventful, to say the least. After killing off a penalty to start the period and a bit of back and forth, Drew Fortescue scored the Eagles’ third goal to put BC up 3-0. Oskar Jellvik was taken down on a 1-on-1 chance and left the ice while Notre Dame was penalized — and on that penalty, a ND player took Leonard down (who also left the ice and went straight to the locker room) to put the Eagles on a 5-on-3 power play. Gabe Perreault scored on the 5-on-3, putting the Eagles up 4-0. Jellvik later returned to the ice and earned his revenge and scored to make it 5-0 after a sweet pass from Aidan Hreschuk. Play in the second ended on a 4-on-4, but neither team was able to capitalize before the buzzer.
BC started the third period with a power play, as the same Notre Dame player who injured Jellvik leveled Andre Gasseau from behind. Fortunately Gasseau wasn’t injured, but the Eagles were unable to capitalize on the power play. He was able to enact his own revenge a few minutes later though, as he scored off a beautiful pass from Jellvik to put the Eags up 6-0. Unfortunately with 1:35 left in the game, Notre Dame was able to break Jacob Fowler’s shutout bid to make it 6-1. The Eagles finished the game on the penalty kill, but were able to hold the Irish off the board to preserve the 6-1 final.