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Providence
College Men's Hockey Defeated By #2 Boston College, 3-0

 

Alex
Beaudry stopped 18 shots in the loss.

 

                The
Providence College men's hockey team (12-15-4, 10-11-3 Hockey East) was defeated
by #2 Boston College (22-10-1, 16-7-1 Hockey East) by a final score of 3-0
Friday night at Schneider Arena. The game was played in front of a sellout crowd
of 3,030, the first sellout at Schneider Arena since January 30, 2009.

 

                Just 2:30
into the first period, Boston College took the lead on a power-play goal scored
by Tommy Cross. Cross' slap shot from the blue line got past Providence senior
goaltender Alex Beaudry (Cumberland, Ont.) who was screened on the play of the
eventual game-winning goal.

 

                The score
remained at 1-0 until the third period as neither team could convert on any
scoring opportunities until Pat Mullane scored to widen the Eagles lead to two
at 7:16. Mullane's shot from the left face-off circle gave BC a lead that the
Friars could not overcome. Boston College sealed the victory with an empty-net
goal scored by Paul Carey.

 

                Providence
outshot the Eagles in the game, 29-21. Boston College goaltender Parker Milner
stopped all 29 shots he faced in the game to earn his second career shutout and
help the Eagles record their eighth consecutive victory.  Beaudry
also had a strong game in goal, keeping his team in the game with 18 saves.

 

The
two teams will complete their home-and-home series tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 at
Kelley Rink in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

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