Jack McBain scored a beauty just over a minute into the second period to give BC the 2-1 lead that they will carry into the final 20 minutes as they look to get their record back to .500 on the season.
A later power play goal from David Cotton brought BC level after UConn had jumped out to an early lead. Cotton redirected a great pass from Julius Mattila to pot his 11th goal of the season
It wasn't the best start for the Eagles tonight against UConn, as both teams looked sloppy from the drop of the puck. The Huskies played slightly less bad early, outshooting BC 14-8 in the first period, but a late BC goal in the frame from Julius Mattila tilted the ice right in the Eagles favor from there.
Two second period goals from Logan Hutsko and Julius Mattila (again) put the game out of reach for the Huskies, and despite pulling their goalie with 8:40 (!) remaining in the game, UConn couldn't close the gap -- and in fact Mattila completed the hat trick on an empty net to FINNISH the scoring at 4-0.
Game two of the home and home is tomorrow night at 7pm on ESPN as the Eagles look to climb to .500 for the first time this season!
Two power plays, two goals for BC in the second period! Since BC's 4 on 4 goal in the opening period, the Eagles have responded by really taking over control of the game and getting a nice lead going into the third period.
20 more strong minutes away from a win!
Really not the best hockey by either team in the opening period, and it was the Huskies who ended up outshooting the Eagles 14-7. But it was Julius Mattila who scored on the power play for BC to pull out front heading into the locker room.
The power play proved to be a spark for BC, so hopefully that can continue on into the second period!
On to Plan B?
Ky Bowman and Chris Herren Jr. lead the scoring with 9 each. Steffon Mitchell has 9 rebounds and 4 steals in the half.
Big news breaking this morning.
Both teams failed to convert on a pair of power play opportunities and both goalies remained perfect on the night. Plenty of chances both ways in what has been as entertaining a 0-0 game as you could hope for