The Eagles won the Hockey East regular season despite being picked fourth in the preseason poll, but came up short in almost every major game during the course of the year.
Despite coming out strong in overtime, BC watched rival BU score the game winner with four minutes left, knocking the Eagles out of both the Hockey East Tournament and likely a potential NCAA berth.
Goaltender Joseph Woll notched his first and the team’s second blanking of the year, and the Eagles erupted for five goals to pick up their second-straight win on their final road trip of the regular season.
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.
The Eagles conceded a pair of rebound goals in the final two frames of Monday evening’s first round Beanpot contest, ultimately suffering a 3-0 shutout at the hands of Northeastern.
Despite outshooting the Huskies, 37-32, BC suffered a 3-0 blanking in the first round of Beanpot Tournament, its first shutout loss in the annual competition since 1988.
The Huskies scored twice in the span of 28 seconds, less than seven minutes into the first period and never looked back, besting the Eagles for the first time in four years.
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.