Overall: 12-18-6
Hockey East: 7-13-4 7th
Nonconference: 5-3-2

Home: 9-4-3
Away: 2-14-3
Neutral: 1-0-0
Overtime: 1-1-6

Full Schedule/Results
Final Statistics

Team Leaders

1. Brent Gough 12-12--24
2. Matt Johnson 8-14--22
2. Marco Rosa 10-12--22
4. Bryan Schmidt 9-12--21
5. Tim Reidy 7-9--16
1. Brent Gough 12
1. Marco Rosa 10
3. Bryan Schmidt 9
4. Matt Johnson 8
5. Tim Reidy 7
1. Matt Johnson 14
2. Brent Gough 12
2. Marco Rosa 12
2. Bryan Schmidt 12
5. Tony Johnson 10
5. Alex Sikatchev 10
5. Lucas Smith 10
Power Play Goals
1. Tim Reidy 5
1. Bryan Schmidt 5
3. Matt Johnson 3
3. Marco Rosa 3
Shorthanded Goals
1. Marco Rosa 1
Plus / Minus
1. Rob LaLonde +10
2. Lucas Smith +7
3. Bryan Schmidt +6
4. Tony Johnson +4
5. Brendon Clark +2
5. Steve Crusco +2
Goals Against Avg.
1. Joe Exter 2.91 (11-16-6)
2. Casey Guenther 4.44 (1-2-0)
Save Percentage
1. Joe Exter .915
2. Casey Guenther .855
Power Play (HE)
24-145 16.6%
(14-86 16.3% 8th)
Penalty Kill
139-175 79.4%
(76-97 78.4% 7th)

Game Recap

No. 4 Eagles Claim 3-2 OT Win

Friday, February 14, 2003

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -- Freshman Chris Collins' goal at 1:35 of overtime gave Boston College a 3-2 HOCKEY EAST victory over Merrimack before 4,808 fans at BC's Conte Forum.

The victory was BC's first in seven overtime contests this season. The Eagles were 0-3-3 in their previous six extra-session games. Merrimack lost for the first time in overtime (1-1-5).

BC's win, combined with Maine's loss to Providence, gave the Eagles sole possession of first place in the HOCKEY EAST standings. BC and Maine entered the night tied for the league lead with 27 points. Merrimack remains in seventh, one point behind Massachusetts with two games in hand.

Trailing 2-1 in the game's closing minutes, Merrimack (11-13-5, 6-10-3 HOCKEY EAST) scored the game-tying goal after pulling its goaltender in favor of an extra skater. Freshman Bryan Schmidt netted his ninth goal of the season with 34 seconds left to force overtime, lofting a backhander from high in the slot over the goaltender's right shoulder.

Boston College twice gained and then surrendered one-goal leads. Sophomore Dave Spina, who scored both of the Eagles' goals in regulation play, gave BC a 1-0 advantage at 8:05 of the first period with a backhander on the doorstep after a centering feed from Collins.

After Merrimack sophomore Brendon Clark evened the score with an unassisted goal at 2:51 of the second period, Spina regained the lead for the Eagles with a power-play goal at 15:39 of the same period, depositing the rebound of a shot from the blue line by Andrew Alberts.

Boston College (19-7-3, 14-4-1) maintained its advantage until the Warriors' Schmidt scored in the final minute. In overtime, BC defenseman Peter Harrold sent Collins away on a breakaway with a pass from blue line to blue line, and Collins walked in and scored with a shot between Exter's pads.

Merrimack senior goaltender Joe Exter made 32 stops, while BC sophomore Matti Kaltiainen made 13 stops. BC was 1-for-3 on the power play, while Merrimack was 0-for-3.

The teams meet again Saturday night at Merrimack's Volpe Center. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

Courtesy Boston College Sports Information (edited).

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