BC drops Beanpot 5-4 in double OT

Eagles celebrate Cotton goal that tied the game late

BC relinquished a 3-1 lead late and found themselves trailing 4-3 with 90 seconds to go. David Cotton scored a 6 on 4 (Goalie out) advantage to tie the game at 4-4 but BU scored in double overtime to win it.

Highlights of the game can be seen here.

BC seemed to be in control with a 3-1 lead with 8 minutes remaining but a penalty for “interference” gave BU the opportunity on which they would quickly capitalize. The Terriers scored three straight goals to gain a 4-3 lead before Cotton’s goal tied the game in regulation.

Cotton goal with 57 seconds to go

Jerry York was naturally disappointed with the loss but noted the danger in taking a penalty late against an explosive BU offense. The “interference” penalty was rightfully called on BC for slashing a stick away from a BU player.

The Eagles will need to regroup quickly and might be short-handed as Patrick Giles reinjured his shoulder. Giles scored the opening goal on a tremendous play by Marc McLaughlin who reversed the puck from behind the net.

BC faces UMass Lowell at home on Friday and remains in a first-place tie in the standings. The Beanpot does not count in Hockey East play but is factored as an out of conference “tie” game. BC is now 16-7-1 on the season as the stretch run begins. BC students turned out in record numbers and Jerry York recognized their support.

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