BOSTON -- A three-point effort by Johnny Gaudreau and Bill Arnold's 100th career point helped Boston College to a 5-1 triumph against rival Boston University on Friday night at Agganis Arena. Five different goals scorers emerged from 40 total Eagle shots compared to the Terriers' 23 total.
Gaudreau registered his 13th career game-winning tally alongside a pair of assists while linemate Arnold assisted on the game winner for his 100th career point. He became the 75th Eagle in program history to eclipse the century mark at Boston College. He has accounted for 45 goals and 55 assists in 127 games at The Heights
First-year netminder Thatcher Demko remains undefeated on the season, upping his overall mark to 3-0-1 by stopping 22 Terrier shots. BU's Matt O'Connor stopped 35-of-40 shots.
Boston College took a two-goal lead into the first intermission and never looked back.
No. 4 Notre Dame, No. 1 Minnesota
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The final two unbeaten teams in Division I fell on Friday night including No. 1 Minnesota. The top-ranked Gophers dropped a 4-1 nonconference battle to No. 4 Notre Dame at Compton Family Ice Arena, giving Minnesota its first loss of the 2013-14 season.
In their first trip to South Bend since 1980, the Gophers (5-1-1 overall, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) allowed just one even-strength goal in Friday’s series opener but surrendered a pair of power-play goals as well as an empty netter to seal the win for the Irish (7-2-0, 1-1-0 Hockey East).
After a scoreless first period, Bryan Rust’s power-play goal at 1:58 of the second period put the Irish up by a goal early only for Ben Marshall to even the score at 1-1 minutes later at 6:48 with his second tally of the season. Notre Dame would get out of the second period with a one-goal lead though as Sam Herr notched the eventual game winner at 16:54.
The Irish would tack on an early third period goal from Garrett Peterson at 3:14 of the third before finding an empty netter from Jeff Costello at 19:09.
No. 7 Miami (Ohio), No. 3 St. Cloud State
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- St. Cloud State (5-1-1, 2-1-0 NCHC) lost its first game of the season with a hard fought 2-0 decision against No. 7 Miami (Ohio) on Friday at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.
The loss snapped a six-game unbeaten streak for the Huskies and it also marked the first time the Huskies have been shutout since a 3-0 loss at home against North Dakota on Nov. 9, 2012.
SCSU and Miami battled through a scoreless first period as Husky netminder Ryan Faragher charted 14 saves to open the game. The RedHawks broke the tie in the second period with an even-strength goal at 7:08 by Matt Joyaux. Assists on the goal were provided by Alex Wideman and Sean Kuraly.
In the third period, Miami padded its lead to 2-0 with a marker by Riley Barber at 8:42. The lone assist on the play went to teammate Austin Czarnik.