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.
The Eagles shuffled their lines a lot over the first five games—all losses—but have since settled on a David Cotton-led first line that has lifted BC to three straight wins and a sweep of Vermont.
BC hasn’t won a non-conference game since November 2016, with the latest defeat a shutout at the hands of a Quinnipiac team that is now 3-0-1 all-time against the Eagles.
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.
BC was outshot, 37-13, but used an impressive performance from Joe Woll in net and a second period power-play goal to escape Merrimack in the first game of the Hockey East quarterfinals.
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.
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.
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.
The Eagles lost graduate transfer defenseman Kevin Lohan over the weekend, but battled for a defensive victory over Massachusetts at Kelley Rink.