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Notebook: Moore’s Power Play Goal The Lone Tally in Game 1

Scoring Summary

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.

Mike McMahon is in his 12th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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