Jimmy Hayes scored the game's first two goals, the first two of his collegiate career. One was a nasty shot from the point; the other was a weird goal that was thrown in from the area of the right faceoff dot.
BC had 13 shots on goal before Merrimack registered their first; the 'Mack got one back with one of their first five shots of the game, late in the frame. A hit from behind gave BC a five minute power play, which Brock Bradford capitalized on with less than one minute to play in the period, giving BC a 3-1 lead after one.
After that, pretty much nothing happened until the third, when BC scored two seconds into a power play; Ben Smith won the faceoff and knocked it toward the front of the net, where Gibbons received it, dangled, and ripped it past Canata. 4-1 BC, final.
The Eagles seemed to pretty much not try after the first period, and they didn't really have to.