Arnold's goal lifts BC in overtime
No. 2 Eagles win on the road after trailing most of the game
BOSTON - Sophomore forward Bill Arnold redirected Patch Alber's drive from the point past Northeastern goaltender Chris Rawlings with one minute to play in the overtime period to lift No. 2 Boston College to a 4-3 victory against Northeastern before 4,746 fans in Matthews Arena.
The visiting Eagles, who trailed by two scores entering the final period of regulation, got third-period goals from senior alternate captain Barry Almeida at 8:04 and junior defenseman Brian Dumoulin at 11:09 to force overtime.
BC opened the overtime period by successfully killing the final 53 seconds of a Chris Kreider hooking penalty prior to tallying the decisive score.
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Kevin Hayes passed the puck to Alber at the right point. Alber fired a waist-high slap shot that Arnold redirected from just outside the crease.
The goal, Arnold's team-leading fifth goal and 10th point this season, lifted the Eagles to their first overtime victory since last February's 7-6 Beanpot championship win over the Huskies.
Hayes, who was responsible for BC's first goal scored just 1:55 into the contest, and Dumoulin, who assisted on Almeida's third-period tally, each recorded multiple points for the second straight game.
BC outshot Northeastern, 43-22, in the contest, including a 15-4 combined advantage in the third period and overtime.
Junior goaltender Parker Milner improved to 5-1-0, stopping 19 shots in 64 minutes. Rawlings recorded 39 saves in just under 64 minutes in the losing effort. He falls to 2-2-1.
Down 1-0, the host Huskies scored three unanswered times to take a 3-1 lead at 8:21 of the third period. Steve Qualier tied the score at 1-1 at 4:50 of the opening stanza on the power play and Joseph Manno put Northeastern up 2-1 on his first of two scores at 17:56.
Manno doubled Northeastern's lead with the only goal of the middle period at 8:21.