CHESTNUT HILL - In front of a quiet but very respectable winter break crowd at Kelley Rink, a pair of nationally-ranked New England foes faced off on Friday night as the No. 2 Boston College Eagles and No. 17 Yale Bulldogs looked to avenge losses last Sunday in their 56th all-time meeting.
Despite trailing by a 1-0 score after twenty minutes, the Elis held a 16-7 shots advantage.
After a quiet start to the contest on both sides, the Eagles, as they so often do, grabbed a 1-0 lead at the 15:46 mark of the stanza on a great effort from junior Bill Arnold. The Needham, Mass. native drove hard to the net to follow up a point shot from rookie Michael Matheson, roofing the rebound over the shoulder of Yale senior Jeff Malcolm for his eighth tally of the season.
On a late penalty to Eagle sophomore Danny Linell, the Bulldogs were able to pepper senior Parker Milner with a flurry of shots, including a pair of nice wristers from sophomore Tommy Fallen, but he was able to get the glove on each of the 16 that headed in his direction.
Joshua Kummins is the Hockey East beat writer for SB Nation Boston. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaKummins.