Denver (4-2) traveled to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Saturday night to face Boston College. Just like the night before, DU faded down the stretch, falling 5-1.
Freshman Matt Davis started in goal for DU. After a scoreless first period, BC’s Avalanche draftee Drew Hellison batted a tumbling puck over Davis into the goal, 1-0 Eagles, at 4:03 of the second period. Later in the period, following a Denver flurry in front of the BC goal, BC broke out of their defensive end and forward Trevor Kuntar scored in traffic, giving the Eagles a 2-0 lead.
The third period was tough for the Pioneers for the second night in a row. The Pioneers were outscored 3-1. A Brett Stapley goal early in the period pulled Denver within one goal, 2-1, but BC countered with a power-play goal (3-1, Jack McBain), an empty netter with 2:18 remaining (4-1, Warren Marshall), and an even-strength tally (5-1, Nikita Nesterenko) with 1:32 remaining.
We will be providing an autopsy of DU’s two-game east coast swing tomorrow.
Photo: Courtesy of Boston College Athletics