Boston College vs. UConn Final Score: On Wednesday night in Hartford, Connecticut, the Connecticut Huskies defeated the #3 Boston College Eagles, 1-0, in their Hockey East meeting.
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UConn hockey won its first-ever Hockey East game on Wednesday by defeating the Eagles, a game in which they earned a victory a ranked opponent for only the fourth time in the history of their program.
Boston College falls to 4-3-0 on the season, just days after returning from Denver. In that weekend series, the Eagles split with the now number 10 Denver Pioneers.
Shots were in favor of Boston College by a 35 to 22 margin, though the Huskies netted the only goal of the contest at the 11:32 mark of the first period. It was scored by former Boston College Eagle Evan Richardson on the power play.
Connecticut goaltender Rob Nichols proved to be brilliant on Wednesday in front of an energetic crowd at the XL Center, stopping all 35 shots for Boston College that came his way. Thatcher Demko made 21 saves in a hard-luck loss, giving up only one goal in defeat.
The power play was disappointing for the Eagles, as they went 0-for-5 on the man-advantage. Boston College hockey went 0-for-8 on the power play in the second game against Denver on Saturday night; going back as far as Friday, the Eagles have not scored on their last 15 power play chances.
The Eagles dominated in shots after the decisive first period, outshooting UConn by a margin of 26 to 9, but Nichols was able to make that lone goal hold up and preserve victory for his team and coach, Mike Cavanaugh, Jerry York’s longtime former assistant.
Connecticut had the goaltending and the big shot to win the game, in what is going to go down as an embarrassing and humbling defeat for the Eagles. In spite of that, the season is still new and the Eagles already have a few nice wins in the bank. This one game does not define the team, but like the inexplicable Holy Cross defeat last season, also in November, it is a sobering reminder that no team is perfect, not even one in the top five.