Johnny Gaudreau again added multiple points to his season total as on Wednesday night in Cambridge, #7 Boston College hockey defeated the Harvard Crimson, 5-1.
With the victory, the Eagles begin a new win streak after having tied UMass last Friday. Boston College is on a seven-game unbeaten streak and improves to 8-2-2 overall.
[BC] Austin Cangelosi (4:49 1st; Gaudreau, Arnold): BC 1, HU 0
[BC] Destry Straight (8:34 2nd; Hayes, Linell): BC 2, HU 0
[BC] Johnny Gaudreau (14:10 2nd; Arnold; Cangelosi): BC 3, HU 0
[BC] Johnny Gaudreau (2:21 3rd; Doherty, Fitzgerald): BC 4, HU 0
[BC] Ryan Fitzgerald (4:22 3rd; Hayes, Doherty): BC 5, HU 0
[HU] Luke Esposito (16:06 3rd; Anderson, Ford; PP): BC 5, HU 1
Johnny Gaudreau added three points to his season total, now giving him 23 (12g, 11a) for the year through twelve games. Gaudreau’s points per game average has increased to 1.912.
He was the target of a major hit late in the game by Kevin Guiltinan; Gaudreau suffered a dangerous blindside hit but appeared to be uninjured. As a result of the collision, Arnold fought Guiltinan and both were served with game misconducts, amongst other penalties. Arnold’s having stood up for his teammate will doubtlessly be well-received in Chestnut Hill.
Otherwise, five other Eagles had multi-point games: Teddy Doherty, Kevin Hayes, Ryan Fitzgerald, Bill Arnold, and Austin Cangelosi.
Brian Billett earned the win in-net for the Eagles, stopping 34 Harvard shots. Steve Michalek took the loss, facing 34 shots and saving 29. Harvard had a minimal 35-34 edge in shooting.
Harvard scored the only power play goal of the evening late in the third period when the game’s outcome was no longer in doubt; the Crimson were 1-for-5 and Boston College went 0-for-4.
The Eagles return to action this weekend as they head to Orono to face the Maine Black Bears on Saturday night.