A seven seed for the first time since 1993, the Eagles will look to carry over their regular season success and pull off an upset against No. 8 Providence in the best-of-three Hockey East quarterfinals.
The Eagles tied the game six minutes into the second period thanks to a goal from Casey Fitzgerald, and Marc McLaughlin and David Cotton added third-period goals as BC beat the No. 9 Huskies 3-1 on Senior Night Friday.
While Oliver Wahlstrom dispelled rumors of a departure and David Cotton continued to find the back of the net, the Eagles still suffered a shocking home loss to Bentley on Friday afternoon.
Jack McBain got the rally started for the Eagles, deflecting a shot past Wildcats goaltender Mike Robinson two minutes into the third period, before David Cotton continued his hot start and tied the game with seven minutes to play.
David Cotton netted a goal and an assist, and Jack McBain and Patrick Giles both logged their first collegiate points in the Eagles’ three-goal win over Vermont. BC has now beaten the Catamounts five-straight times.
David Cotton had a hat trick in the second game and chipped in an assist, but BC was swept by Wisconsin, falling 3-0 and then 7-5 in a dramatic back-and-forth game.
BC entered the third period down one, but four goals in the final frame—three of which were scored by Jesper and Julius Mattila—guaranteed the Eagles a much-needed win and a first round bye in the Hockey East playoffs.
Over the course of the first five and a half minutes of the third period, Graham McPhee single-handedly erased the River Hawks’ two-goal lead, only to see UMass Lowell log the game-winner 66 seconds later.
Although BC didn’t score six-plus goals, like it did in its previous four meetings with Massachusetts, the Eagles’ defense and Logan Hutsko’s second-period goal were enough to seal the victory.