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Boston College took the rubber match of the season series, giving head coach Jerry York his 924th career win, tying him for first place all-time.

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BC wins, 5-2, takes season series

Boston College got four power play goals, including two from Bill Arnold, as they put away rival Boston University by a score of 5-2 Saturday night at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

The Eagles, who had netted 12 power play goals all season, scored a third of that many in just over 36 minutes of play. Teddy Doherty and Michael Matheson also earned power play goals for the Eagles - Doherty's was the first of the freshman defenseman's career.

Brendan Silk scored the fifth BC goal, off a BU turnover in the third period.

Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary Flames) was held without a point for the first time all season, and spent six minutes in the penalty box during the game. In all, 14 minor penalties were called on the night -- eight of them against BU, which gave Boston College a pair of two-man advantages in the second period.

BU travels to UNH on Thursday before hosting Maine on Saturday, and BC doesn't play again until December 29th when they face off with Alabama-Huntsville in the Mariucci Holiday Classic.


Brendan Silk makes it 5-1

The porous BU defense reared its ugly head again early in the third period, as Brendan Silk converted a turnover into another goal for Boston College, which finally got the game's first even-strength game at 4:16 of the third period.

With 12 minutes to play in the game, Matt O'Connor was still in net for the Terriers, who are being outshot 34-26 by Boston College.


Jack Parker, confused and angry

If you haven't been able to watch BC open a shooting range at Conte Forum Saturday, this sums up what you've missed pretty well:


Power play puts BC up, 4-1

An undisciplined evening for Boston University continued, as Garrett Noonan took a tripping penalty and Alexx Privitera went for holding 18 seconds later. And the BC power play, already having its best game of the season, was more than happy to pile on with a two-man advantage.

Michael Matheson powered a slapshot from the point above Matt O'Connor's blocker, and Bill Arnold notched his second power-play goal of the evening just 50 seconds later. The Eagles have all but sent a frustrated Terrier squad back down Commonwealth Avenue with a loss.

BU's frustration has boiled over again, as Terriers senior captain Wade Megan took a penalty for hooking with just over two minutes to go in the game and Boston College will move back to the power play, where they're 4-for-7 on the night.


Bill Arnold gives BC 2-1 lead

Yasin Cisse was penalized for interference as the horn sounded at the end of the first period, and it seemed as if BU would be able to kill off the minor penalty as they controlled play for the middle of Boston College's ensuing power play. But Bill Arnold put back his own rebound with just one second left on the power play to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead at 18:01 and Cisse left the box early for the second time on the night.

The BC attack has started to find its groove, and if BU wants to keep themselves in the game, they're going to have to find the back of the net behind Parker Milner again soon, or it may be too late.

Garret Noonan is now headed to the box for cross-checking, so the Eagles power play will go back to work.


BC, BU knotted at 1-1 after one

Boston College and Boston University are tied at 1-1 after the first period of their Green Line Rivalry hockey battle in the Conte Forum. BC took the early lead with Teddy Doherty's first career goal, even after a John Gaudreau snipe was overturned because Steven Whitney interfered with Matt O'Connor's path to the puck earlier in the period.

Doherty's goal came on the power play after Yasin Cisse was booked for cross-checking at 8:58 of the first period, and was the first power play goal scored by the Eagles in three games, since Patrick Wey scored a power play goal against Merrimack on November 16th.

But it didn't take long for BC to find itself back in the penalty box, as Gaudreau went for a hook and the Terriers' Wade Megan was able to skate right into the heart of BC's defense and find BU's leading scorer, Cason Hohmann, with a nifty spinning pass that Hohmann deposited into an empty side of the net to knot the game at 1.


BC vs. BU update: Scoreless after 1st period

Boston College and Boston University spent most of the first half of the first period feeling each other out, but once the ice opened up, it was business as usual for the Eagles, who began to take control of the play before some sloppy neutral zone play gave Sahir Gill a breakaway attempt on Parker Milner, who turned the BU forward's attempt away.

BU's aggressive forecheck helped to even the ice in the middle of the period and the Terriers had the two best chances of the middle of the frame, but neither found the back of the net against Milner, the Eagles' senior goaltender.

The ice would continue to open up as the period went on, and interference penalties began to dictate the pace of play in the closing minutes of the period.

After one, Boston College put 18 shots on goal and BU put 14 shots on net, to no avail.


BC vs. BU on NBCSN Friday and Saturday

When Boston College and Boston University renew their heated rivalry, a national audience gets its first look at Hockey East's marquee rivalry (sorry, Maine and UNH). Here's what you need to know about the matchup between the ninth-ranked Terriers and top-ranked Eagles:

Who: No. 1 Boston College vs. No. 9 Boston University

When/Where: at Agganis Arena (BU) Friday; at Conte Forum (BC) Saturday; both games start at 7:30 p.m. ET.

TV: Both games will be televised by NBC Sports Network, with Mike Emrick doing play-by-play and Pierre McGuire providing color commentary and analysis.

Social Media: Follow @BCHockeyNews and @TerrierHockey for updates; check #BCvsBU for other, nefarious updates for your analysis from all the experts on Twitter.

Who to Watch: Calgary Flames' prospect Johnny Gaudreau leads the league in scoring for BC, and his linemates Pat Mullane and Steven Whitney have been playing at very high levels as well. Also keep an eye out for Kevin Hayes (Chicago Blackhawks) as well as BC netminder Parker Milner.

On the Terriers' side, pay close attention to forward Wade Megan (Florida Panthers) and defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (Boston Bruins), who is third on the team in scoring. Undrafted sophomore Cason Hohmann leads the team in scoring with three goals and nine assists.

BC leads the season series 1-0, after a 4-2 win over the Terriers at Agganis Arena three weeks ago. Head coach Jerry York could become the winningest coach in college hockey if the Eagles are able to sweep the weekend series and extend their winning streak to 12 games.

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