CHESTNUT HILL - After a slow start to the contest, the No. 2 Boston College Eagles and No. 17 Yale Bulldogs picked up the pace in the latter half, going to overtime and finishing in a 3-3 tie on Friday night. Despite the draw, the Bulldogs held a massive 48-22 shots advantage in the game - a mark which was just tied for their second-highest total of the season.
Eagles senior Parker Milner set a new career-high with 45 saves in the game, topping his previous high of 41 from the 2012 Hockey East title game against Maine last Mar. 17 at TD Garden. The Pittsburgh native is now 12-3-2 on the season, bouncing back from an 8-1 loss last Sunday at Minnesota.
Neither side generated much offense in the final period, before a late flurry at both ends in overtime, despite a 17-9 combined shots advantage for the visitors during the final 25 minutes. Bulldog senior Jeff Malcolm was also stellar between the pipes as he stopped 19 Eagle shots, including a pair from close range in the overtime period, to maintain his record at 6-3-2.
The Eagles return to action next Friday when they host New Hampshire in a key Hockey East battle.
Joshua Kummins is the Hockey East beat writer for SB Nation Boston. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaKummins.