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January 29, 2017
BU Recovers; Providence Stays Hot
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Boston College scored the game’s last four goals, including three in the third period, to overcome Notre Dame in front of a sellout crowd of 7,884 at Kelley Rink. Julius Mattila scored the game-tying goal 1:59 into the third period and Chris Calnan won it at the 15:59 mark before Ryan Fitzgerald tallied an empty netter with 67 seconds to play. It marked Boston College’s first win in eight tries heading into the third period with a deficit.
“We got terrific performances out of (Chris Calnan’s) line, the winning play was tic-tac-[toe],” Boston College coach Jerry York said of Calnan’s winner, his fifth goal of the season. “I feel excited. We’re pointed towards that Bertagna Trophy, the regular-season championships. Games are going to be battles just like this. But I was really proud of our effort tonight.”
Anders Bjork’s 16th goal of the season and two by Andrew Oglevie had given Notre Dame a 4-2 lead midway through the game. Colin White kick-started BC’s comeback late in the second with his 12th of the season.
“The biggest thing was our ability to bounce back from a goal,” York said. “To get off the mat and keep being really determined.”
Said Notre Dame coach Jeff Jackson, “I thought we played a pretty good hockey game but we were our own worst enemy sometimes with some of the mistakes we made with the puck. That plays right into BC’s hands, they’re a good transition team.”
Boston College is in first place in Hockey East, three points ahead of Boston University. Notre Dame stayed in fourth, one point ahead of Massachusetts-Lowell, thanks to Lowell’s loss Saturday to BU.
The game was more run and gun than the coaches would’ve liked.
“Our games with BC are always a little chaotic,” …