Last night didn't start very well for the Eagles. UMass Lowell dominated play in the first period and jumped out to a very quick 2-0 lead. (Their second goal, by the way, came on a sick deke by Jonathan Maniff, the pride of Revere, MA.)
But as has so often been the case this year, the Eagles' lethal power play unit got things going in the right direction. Joe Whitney scored with a rocket from the point to cut the lead to 2-1, It was the first of three consecutive goals for the Eagles, as Greene and Filangeri tallied goals to put BC on top.
Hobey Baker candidate Nate Gerbe got his only point of the night on Filangeri's goal. It was his 100th career point and it extended his point streak to nine games.
The hosts weren't going to go down without a fight, however. Falite scored for Lowell with just over three minutes left in the second period to tie the score going into the locker room.
BC then kicked it into overdrive early in the 3rd to secure the victory. Ferriero got the goal that would put BC on top for good 1:27 into the 3rd, then Gibbons added insurance with a sweet goal six minutes later. He stripped a Lowell defender just beyond the blue line, flew in toward the net, and ripped a shot past Hutton.
It was one of the most impressive wins of the year for BC, who, despite their recent resurgence, have struggled against quality opponents this season. The victory also moves BC into 2nd place in the Hockey East standings with a chance to pick up two more against a garbage BU team tonight. :)
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