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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — After a scoreless first period, No. 10/7 Boston College scored three second period goals en route to an eventual 4-0 win over the #9/10 Fighting Irish on Friday evening at Conte Forum (7,295).
Logan Hutsko finished with a goal and an assist to lead the Eagles. In net, Cale Morris totaled 22 saves for the Irish, while Spencer Knight made 26 stops to earn the shutout.
Notre Dame finished 0-for-3 on the power play, while Boston College was 1-for-2.
Notre Dame (8-5-2) and Boston College (10-4-0) will now conclude their weekend series on Sunday afternoon at the Compton Family Ice Arena.
How It Happened
Play started to open up midway through the first including Alex Steeves hitting the post to Spencer Knight’s blocker side but the game remained tied at 0-0 after the first period of play.
Morris finished the first with eight saves, while Knight made five stops.
Boston College opened the scoring at 2:41 of the second when, after a few big saves down low by Morris, Julius Mattila picked up the puck and had time to get a wrist shot off from the low slot for his fifth goal of the season, which came on the power play.
With 6:30 left in the second, Morris made a right pad save on Hutsko for one of his best stops of the night. But a minute later, Hutsko was able to beat Morris for his seventh of the season. Then at 16:49 of the second, Patrick Giles converted on a shorthanded two-on-one chance to make it a 3-0 game.
With time winding down in the second, Cam Burke created a shorthanded breakaway opportunity but Knight came up with the stop to keep it 3-0 after two periods of play.
The Irish had several chances in the third, but Knight made eight more saves and David Cotton scored the fourth Eagle goal on a three-on-two rush at 12:33 of the final frame.
- Notre Dame and Boston College will close out their weekend home-and-home series with a 5 p.m. game on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Compton Family Ice Arena (NBC Sports Philadelphia+).