Tuesday night presented a challenge for the Eagles in the form of the No. 14-ranked Northeastern Huskies. Despite early goals from the crosstown rivals, BC proved it is still the team to beat in college hockey, running away with the game and ultimately winning 6-2. This extended the Eagles' streak to six consecutive games without a loss and solidified their position as the No. 1 team in the nation.
Northeastern took the lead in the first period just before the 13-minute mark, but the Eagles responded well, grabbing goals from Nikita Nesterenko and Patrick Giles to retake the lead near the end of the period.
The Huskies tied the game early in the second period, but that turned out to be very short-lived as the Eagles went on to score four unanswered goals. Just 37 seconds after Northeastern tied the game, Marc McLaughlin grabbed his team-high eighth goal of the season. A few minutes later, Marshall Warren tallied his second goal of the season to give the Eagles a comfortable two-goal lead.
Northeastern threatened on more than one occasion in the third, but a combination of great plays by Knight (who has yet to lose a start) and BC's defense allowed the Eagles to shut out the Huskies during the final period while adding two insurance goals of their own.
Notably, senior Mike Karow, who was playing in his 120th career game, scored his first goal ever as an Eagle. The bench erupted as the defenseman from Green Bay helped seal the deal on a well-balanced team effort.
Jack McBain was able to add a goal with just 50 seconds left to finalize the score at 6-2 for the Eagles.
Up next, the Eagles will face the No. 15-ranked BU Terriers in the Battle of Comm. Ave. this weekend. Friday’s game will be in Conte at 7 p.m., and Saturday’s matchup will be at Agganis Arena at the same time. It will be an exciting rivalry game, as the Eagles look to maintain control of the top spot in college hockey.