No. 6 UNH MEN'S HOCKEY TIES NO. 1 BOSTON COLLEGE, 2-2
Jeff Pietrasiak

New Hampshire junior goaltender Jeff Pietrasiak made 41 saves, but Boston College capitalized on two of its six power-play chances to post a 2-2 tie. The battle of Hockey East's two top teams was witnessed by 5,375 fans in Kelley Rink.

The knot extends BC's unbeaten streak to 11 games. The tie snaps the Eagles' nine-game win streak- two shy of the longest win streak of the York era.

Top-ranked Boston College struck first on sophomore Brian Boyle's man-advantage goal at 7:17 of the first period. The play started with a pass from Patrick Eaves along the left with to Ryan Shannon at the right point. Shannon put a shot on net and Boyle deflected the puck past the glove of Pietrasiak.

Sixth-ranked New Hampshire (16-5-3, 9-1-2 Hockey East) evened the score on sophomore Daniel Winnik's goal at 15:00.

Senior defenseman Andrew Alberts put BC back on top with the lone goal of the second period, a power-play tally at 10:52. Alberts, playing the right point on the power play, took a pass from Shannon and buried the slapshot top past the left skate of Pietrasiak.

UNH senior Preston Callander tied the game at 2-2 at 2:50 of the third period.

BC tallied the only three shots of the overtime period. The Eagles have two power-play goals in both of their last two games.

Boston College (15-3-4, 9-1-4 HE) outshot New Hampshire, 43-24, holding the top-ranked offense in the country to half of their goals per game average.

BC senior goalie Matti Kaltiainen finished with 22 saves.

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