After a season of struggles against Boston University, Boston College bit back when it mattered most, shutting out the Terriers at TD Garden.
After struggling all year long on special teams, the Eagles exploded for four power-play goals against Vermont to keep their season alive.
For the second straight night, Andie Anastos piloted an overtime victory. This time, the senior captain gathered a loose puck and flung a shot past Brittany Bulgalksi, lifting the Eagles over Northeastern and atop the Hockey East.
Two minutes into double overtime, Andie Anastos rebounded Kenzie Kent’s shot and found the back of the net, propelling BC to a 4-3 win over Vermont and sending it to Sunday’s Hockey East final.
It wasn’t their prettiest game, but the Eagles had just enough grit to take down Vermont and earn a spot in the Hockey East Semifinals.
The Eagles are looking to avoid deja vu all over again after falling 4-2 in the second game of their best-of-three quarterfinal series with Vermont.
The Eagles take on Vermont for a weekend series in the Hockey East quarterfinals. What do they need to do to return to TD Garden on the path to hoisting another Lamoriello Trophy?
For the second straight season, BC was upset in the Hockey East Playoffs, this time by excellent goaltending by the Catamounts’ Brody Hoffman.
BC’s underclassmen broke out—one goal each by Noah Hanifin and Ryan Fitzgerald, and two by Zach Sanford—chasing Vermont goalie Mike Santaguida in a 4-2 win.
Third-seeded BC will take on the No. 7 Catamounts in a best-of-three series to determine who will advance to the Hockey East Semifinals next Friday at the TD Garden.