Goal #1 (BC, 1-0): Connor Moore scored the only goal of the night with the Eagles on the power play at 17:08 of the second, giving BC a lead it would not relinquish. Moore scored from the top of the far circle off feeds from Graham McPhee and Aapeli Rasanen.
Notes and Notables
– Despite the loss, junior Craig Pantano was impressive in net. He now has a 1.15 goals-against average in the Hockey East Tournament to go with a .949 save percentage.
– Junior Derek Petti and sophomore Logan Coomes each had a game-high five shots on goal and were two of six Warriors with three or more shots on target.
-The Warriors outshot BC 22-6 after two periods and had 24 more shots than the Eagles overall in the game (37-13), one of the wider shot advantages in a game this season.
– Merrimack fell to 22-69-7 all-time against Boston College and 1-29-3 at Kelley Rink since Halloween of 1997. Merrimack fell to 1-18-2 when being held to fewer than three goals this year and was shut out for the third this season.
– Boston College owns an overall record of 69-31-2 (.686) in the Hockey East tournament. The Eagles have posted an overall record of 41-18-1 (.692) in the quarterfinal round of play.
– Boston College has started its last three quarterfinals series games by shutting out its opponent in the game one. Thatcher Demko denied Vermont, 3-0 in 2016 while Joseph Woll backstopped the Eagles’ to a 7-0 win in against the Catamounts in 2017. That shutout in 2017 marked Woll’s first-career blanking.
– Joseph Woll earned his second shutout of the season and third of his career after stopping all 37 shots in Friday night’s game one quarterfinals victory. Woll’s 37 stops marked a season best for the St. Louis native.
– Sophomore defenseman Connor Moore scored his second power play goal of the season, four overall of the year, on Boston College’s first power play opportunity at 16:00 of the second period. The Cumming, Ga. native scored his first-career power play goal on Jan. 27 against UMass Lowell. It marks the second-year defenseman’s first goal since that game, as well. Moore’s goal also stood as his first-career game-winning tally.
– Graham McPhee and Aapeli Rasanen both assisted on Moore’s power play goal. For Rasanen, it marks his first point in his last six outings while McPhee has doled out a helper in back-to-back outings.