Boston College Men’s Hockey closed out the regular season with a whimper on Thursday night. After two scoreless periods without much happening, the Friars broke out to a 3-0 lead in the third period to put the Eagles away with a final score of 3-1 at Schneider Arena.
The Friars came out to a strong start in the game, putting up about 10 shots or so in the opening half of the period. But the Eagles came together a bit at the end of the frame and put up a few good chances, though ultimately neither team could find the back of the net.
The second period was pretty back and forth without too much happening, though with BC putting up a 9-8 advantage in shots. It wasn’t until the third period that someone broke the ice, but unfortunately it was the Friars scoring just 45 seconds into the period to make it 1-0.
Given BC’s offensive struggles on the night, 1-0 seemed like it might have been the dagger then and there, but power play goals for PC at 3:33 and 11:15 of the third period truly iced the game and made it 3-0. JD Dudek got one back for BC with a couple minutes to play, and while the Eagles did show some fight (literally) at the final whistle, Boston College just didn’t have a comeback in them, and 3-1 was your final score.
And so ends a miserable regular season, ending with a game that was largely a microcosm of the year as a whole. The Eagles now away UNH’s game this weekend. If the Wildcats can take a point from Northeastern, it would send the Eagles to #1 UMass as the #8 seed in the Hockey East tournament. Otherwise, BC will be right back here next week to take on #2 Providence as the #7 seed to put up their last stand on the year.