Tyler Moy scored twice in Harvard's 5-2 win over No. 3 BC (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Using a trio of power play goals, the No. 11/10 Harvard men's hockey team (5-1-1, 2-1-1 ECAC) snapped No. 3/3 Boston College's 10-game unbeaten streak with a 5-2 triumph at a sold-out Bright-Landry Hockey Center Friday night.
Tyler Moy led the Crimson with a pair of goals, while linemate Sean Malone scored once and dished out a pair of helpers. Junior Merrick Madsen stopped 33 of the 35 shots he faced from the Boston College offense.
Harvard's power play went 3-for-7, while the Eagles were just 1-for-6 on the man advantage. The Crimson's potent power play unit helped it bounce back from a 1-0 deficit, and take a 4-1 lead early in the third period.
Following a scoreless opening frame, Boston College was the first to get on the board with Chris Brown scoring a 10:23. Harvard responded twice though, to carry a 2-1 lead into the second intermission. Senior co-captain Alexander Kerfoot evened the game at 1-1 with Harvard's first power play tally. Adam Fox sent a pass from the top of the left face-off circle towards the far post. On its way, Seb Lloyd deflected it and Kerfoot, wrapping around the backside of the Boston College defense slammed it home in the open net.
Less than three minutes later, Moy found the back of the mesh for his first of the game with Malone and Luke Esposito assisting.
Harvard added to its lead with two more power play goals 33 seconds apart, and a full strength goal 16 seconds after that, early in the third. The total time span of the three goals was 49 seconds. Esposito collected credit for the first, making it a 3-1 Harvard lead, when he was the last to swipe at the puck in front of the Eagles' net during a massive pile-up of bodies. Moy tacked on another for Harvard when he sniped a shot into the top corner on a rush with Kerfoot and Fox. Malone capped the Harvard scoring at 4:39 when he received a pass from Marino in front of the goal, spun around and banged it home.
Casey Fitzgerald would get one of the goals back for the Eagles at 7:09, but 5-2 would go on to be the final score. The win was the first over a top-five ranked team for Harvard since a Nov. 29, 2014 defeat at No. 4/4 UMass Lowell.
Harvard continues its swing against Beantown opponents, visiting No. 4/4 Boston University Tuesday night.