Freshman goaltender Spencer Knight turned away 39 shots, including 21 in the second period alone, and had more than enough goal support in a 3-0 shutout.
Three-point nights from Julius Mattila and David Cotton was enough to lift BC past the Badgers, who the Eagles have had problems with in the last few seasons.
David Cotton opened the scoring with just seconds remaining in the first period, and BC men’s hockey used a great defensive effort to beat Massachusetts and advance to the Hockey East Tournament final.
Logan Hutsko scored the game-winning goal with eight minutes to play, as the Eagles beat Providence 2-1 on Sunday to advance to the Hockey East semifinals at T.D. Garden.
The Eagles blew a two-goal lead, but they still prevailed in overtime against the Friars, setting up a decisive Game 3 on Sunday.
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.
David Cotton notched a goal and an assist and Joe Woll made 31 saves, but it wasn’t enough as BC men’s hockey lost 4-2 to Northeastern in the Beanpot final Monday night.
The Eagles also snapped a 22-game non-conference losing streak, as freshmen Jack McBain and Patrick Giles scored and the penalty kill was superb all night long, holding the Crimson to an 0-for-4 mark on the man advantage.
Julius Mattila recorded his first career hat-trick for the Eagles, scoring in all three periods, and Logan Hutsko also netted a goal as BC cruised to a 4-0 win over Connecticut Thursday night.