Feb. 6, 1998

Boston College Ties Providence

Boston College 3, Providence College 3 (OT)

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Junior forward Marty Reasoner scored a power-play goal with 2:07 remaining in regulation to even the score and give Boston College a 3-3 tie with Providence College in a HOCKEY EAST game at Kelley Rink.

Boston College (16-8-4) outshot the Friars, 35-22, but PC netminder Mark Kane rose to the challenge, finishing with 32 saves.

Providence College (12-11-3) led 2-1 entering the final period and, after BC freshman Bobby Allen tied the game with a power-play goal at 7:42, the Friars regained the lead on freshman Nick Lent's tally at 12:16. Providence retained its advantage until Reasoner netted his 21st goal of the season. BC outshot PC, 17-5, in the third period.

The host Eagles led 1-0 after one period. Freshman Mike Lephart opened the scoring with a goal at 14:27. Providence scored two second-period tallies. Josh MacNevin put the Friars on the board at 8:00 of the middle period, and Jerry Keefe put PC ahead at 13:11.

BC's Allen earned the game's first-star honors, scoring one goal and assisting on Reasoner's tying goal. PC's Lent and Keefe each finished with one goal and one assist.

BC freshman netminder Scott Clemmensen made 19 saves.

Game Notes: Boston College was playing without freshman defenseman Marty Hughes and junior forward Chris Masters. Hughes is sidelined with a broken right ankle, while Masters has a separated left shoulder ... BC returns to action on Monday, February 9, facing Northeastern in the Beanpot's consolation round. Game time is 5 p.m.

at Kelley Rink (Chestnut Hill, Mass.)
Providence (12-11-3)..........	0	2	1	0	-	3
Boston College (16-8-4)......	1	0	2	0	-	3
First Period:
BC, Mike Lephart (Jeff Farkas, Blake Bellefeuille) 14:27. 
Second Period:
PC, Josh MacNevin (unassisted) 8:00;
PC, Jerry Keefe (Nick Lent, Mike Mader) 13:11;
Third Period:
BC, Bobby Allen (Brian Gionta, Scott Clemmensen) ppg 7:42;
PC, Lent (Keefe, Mader) 12:16;
BC, Marty Reasoner (Allen, Mike Mottau) ppg 17:53.
SAVES:  PC, Mark Kane 32; BC, Scott Clemmensen 19.

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