BOSTON- No. 15 Northeastern came back from a 4-1 deficit in the third period and leveled the game in the final second of regular time before winning a penalty shootout against Boston College for an extra Hockey East on Friday night at Matthews Arena – Score a point.
The Eagles went 2-4-2 (2-3-1 HEA) after the official tie, their second game against NU this season, while the Huskies extended their record to 6-2-3 (5-2-2 HEA) increased.
Cam Lund had a hat trick for Northeastern and scored the only goal on penalties to earn the extra league point.
Tailor Gauthier scored his first multi-goal game of his career and added an assist for a three-point performance. Trevor Kuntar registered a goal and an assist and Liam Izyk added a goal while Luke Gustavsson collected a pair of assists.
Lund gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead after four minutes by slipping the puck under Mitch Bensons Pads after a faceoff in the right wing circle.
Gauthier answered for the Eagles at the 7:40 mark on the power play. BC worked a triangle passing game into the slot for Kuntar, whose attempt was kicked by Devon Levi (38 saves), but the rebound came to Gauthier on the weak side and the rookie finished five holes.
Boston College took its first lead with 1:04 in the second period and another power play record. Gauthier’s right winger one-timer was blocked at the right post and Kuntar crammed his second try from a poor angle into the far post.
Izyk extended the lead to 3-1 after a shot less than five minutes into the third minute Christian O’Neill at the top of the crease to punch Levi. Cam Burke collected the second assist on the game.
Jakov Novak started the NU comeback with 8:36 left and Lund made it a game with a goal at 2:07 left.
Northeastern won an offensive zone pass by 4.3 seconds over Aidan McDonough, who fanned before hitting a low shot at the net. The puck trickled past Benson and Lund took advantage with 0.6 seconds left to level the game.
BC had at least one power-play goal in their sixth straight game and had multiple power-play goals in their second straight game.
The Eagles beat the Huskies 40-36 on the night.
Schools wrap up their home-and-home series Saturday nights at 7 p.m. on ESPN+ at Kelley Rink