On Saturday evening in Providence, Rhode Island, the #5 Boston College Eagles and the Brown Bears tied, 3-3.
The draw ended Boston College’s six-game win streak, though the Eagles are still undefeated since November 29. The team’s record moves to 14-4-3 after the non-conference tie.
Johnny Gaudreau’s career-best points streak ran itself to sixteen games on Saturday, with the junior forward notching an assist on Bill Arnold’s game-tying goal in the third period.
[BC] Kevin Hayes (0:39 2nd; Arnold, Matheson; PP): BC 1, BRN 0
[BRN] Mark Naclerio (10:40 2nd; Wood, Lappin): BC 1, BRN 1
[BRN] Massimo Lamacchia (17:43 2nd; Pryzbek): BRN 2, BC 1
[BC] Chris Calnan (1:55 3rd; MacLeod, Silk): BC 2, BRN 2
[BRN] Massimo Lamacchia (2:20 3rd; Hathaway, Pfeil): BRN 3, BC 2
[BC] Bill Arnold (14:12 3rd; Gaudreau, Hayes): BC 3, BRN 3
Thatcher Demko returned to the net for Boston College in this contest, earning his second tie of the season with a total of 29 saves. Tyler Steel of Brown also saved 29 shots.
The Eagles scored one power play goal on six tries, while going 4-for-4 on the penalty kill for the second straight night.
Boston College looked a little more lethargic in the second game of a back-to-back, especially after a big win the previous evening. The tie with Brown clearly changes nothing in the Hockey East standings, and the Bears have been a thorn in the side of several ranked teams this season. This is no cause for concern for Eagles fans.
The team returns to the ice on Friday night as they face their Commonwealth Avenue rivals Boston University.