It is exceedingly rare that one sees Boston College hockey play a bad game these days, but if you turned on CBS College Sports on Sunday, it was yours to behold.
In what can only be termed as a disgusting performance, the #2 Eagles lost to the Boston University Terriers, 5-0. The game took place at Conte Forum’s Kelley Rink; it was just their second home loss of the young season.
BU took an early lead in the first period and never looked back. Corey Trivino put the Terriers on the board 54 seconds into the game, and that was enough for goalie Kieran Millan. His counterpart, Parker Milner of Boston College, did not have a good game at all (and he was joined by the rest of his team). Milner only saved 15 of 20 BU shots today.
The game was statistically ugly. Boston College went 0-for-7 on the power play, managed only 21 shots on goal, were 3-of-5 on the penalty kill, and could not even score a single goal in spite of BU taking sixteen penalties on the game.
The quality of play was equally as ugly as the statistics. The Eagles looked listless, flat, and as if they had no sense of urgency. Boston University outplayed Boston College in every phase of the game tonight.
BC is coached by a legend, and he will have to get his men to shake this terrible loss off and prepare for their next game as best they can. At this stage in the season, this loss does not mean a whole lot, but it was their worst loss since the Colorado College disaster and regrouping will be a challenge.