Boston College men's hockey

Notebook: Busted 5-on-3 and Second-Period Defense Plague BC in Hockey East Final

With 43 seconds left in the Hockey East final, Ryan Fitzgerald slapped the puck past a crowd of River Hawks. But instead of hitting the twine, it bounced off the crossbar, and the Eagles’ third-period comeback fell short.

Notebook: Despite Controversial Finish and Fight, Eagles Escape With Win Over BU

For the first time all season, BC scored first against its crosstown rivals. It set the tone for what was a dominant Eagles performance. But many will remember the final five minutes of play and its ensuing fight.