Both the Boston College Eagles and Northeastern Huskies had a lot to play for this weekend. BC was playing for a spot out of Hockey East’s cellar, and Northeastern was trying to secure home ice advantage and preserve a possible at-large bid in the NCAA tournament.
BC won the game Friday evening, and had the opportunity to play spoiler again Saturday evening.
BC didn’t end up pulling it out. But for a little while it sure looked competitive.
Despite outshooting the Huskies 43-22, the Huskies won where it counted, on the scoreboard, downing the Eagles 4-2 in a game that, despite the scoreline, was all Huskies on the scoreline for most of the game.
The Eagles held the Huskies to a singular tally for the first two periods of the game, a AJ Villella score early in the first period. Meanwhile the Eagles efforts were stymied by Cayden Primaeu, who turned aside 27 BC shots in the first two periods.
Then the doors blew off the barn. The Huskies added three tallies in the first 13:30 of the third period, putting the game out of reach for the Eagles despite a late BC push.
BC will wrap up the regular season next week in Providence.