CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Kasper Björkqvist and Brandon Duhaime scored eight seconds apart in the second period to erase a one-goal deficit and lift the No. 11/10 Providence College men’s hockey team to a 4-1 win over No. 16 Boston College on Friday night at Conte Forum.
No. 11/10 Providence – 4 | No. 16/RV Boston College – 1
Providence – 15-7-1 (8-4-1 HEA) | Boston College – 10-9-3 (10-4-0 HEA)
Conte Forum – Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Hayden Hawkey (PC) – 19 saves
Joe Woll (BC) – 29 saves
- Hawkey had to be sharp in the early going, denying a point-blank bid by Jacob Tortora on an odd-man rush in the opening minutes.
- The Eagles took the lead midway through the first period on the power play as Logan Hutsko got a piece of a point shot from Casey Fitzgerald to put Boston College up 1-0.
- Brian Pinho had the best opportunity of the period for the Friars as he streaked down the right wing and fired a shot on goal before the Eagles’ defense cleared the rebound away.
- The Friars came out firing in the middle frame, holding a 22-6 edge in shots after putting just two shots on goal in the first period.
- The power play unit cashed in to tie the game at 12:29, as Kasper Björkqvist notched his 10th goal of the season after putting a rebound past Woll. Pinho and Jacob Bryson earned the assists on the play.
- Just eight seconds later, the Friars took the lead on Brandon Duhaime’s fifth tally of the season after Greg Printz forced a turnover behind the Eagles’ net.
- Providence currently rides a season-high five-game winning streak.
- The Friars have surrendered just four goals in five games in the second half of the season, out-scoring opponents by a 22-4 margin over that span.
- Greg Printz extended his career-long point streak to five games with an assist on Duhaime’s game-winning goal. He has two goals and three assists during that stretch.
- Duhaime currently rides a career-long five-game point streak (2-5-7) and has scored goals in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.
- Pinho has registered 10 points (4-6-10) in five games since the start of the second half.
- Defenseman Vincent Desharnais tallied his second two-assist game of his career.
- Hayden Hawkey is 5-0-0 with a 0.82 GAA and .953 save percentage in five games since the holiday break. In 13 Hockey East games, Hawkey has posted a 1.96 GAA and .927 save percentage.
- Providence snapped a four-game losing streak on the road at Boston College, earning its first win at Conte Forum since March 2, 2013.
- The Friars concluded the season series with Boston College at 2-1-0.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (BC) – 12:03/1st – PP – Logan Hutsko (Fitzgerald) – Shot from the point by Fitzgerald re-directed in the slot by Hutsko.
1-1 (PC) – 12:29/2nd – PP – Kasper Björkqvist (Pinho, Bryson) – Björkqvist hammered a rebound into the net off a Pinho shot.
2-1 (PC) – 12:37/2nd – EV – Brandon Duhaime (Printz, Desharnais) – Printz forced Joe Woll into a turnover behind the net and Duhaime finished into an empty net.
3-1 (PC) – 19:13/3rd – EN – Brian Pinho – Breakaway goal into an empty net.
4-1 (PC) – 19:57/3rd – EN – Josh Wilkins (Foley, Desharnais) – Breakaway goal into an empty net.
PC GAME HIGHS
Goals: Björkqvist, Duhaime, Pinho, Wilkins (1)
Assists: Desharnais (2)
Points: Desharnais, Pinho (2)
Shots: Duhaime, Pinho (4)
Providence – 1/5
Boston College – 1/3
Providence – 33
Boston College – 20
The Friars hit continue their two-game trek in Boston on Saturday night at Boston University. Faceoff scheduled for 5 p.m. at Agganis Arena.
For more updates on the Providence College men's hockey program, follow the team on Twitter @FriarsHockey.
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