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Denver Routs Boston College, 6-1

Oct. 28, 2017

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The No. 1 University of Denver Pioneers (4-0-2, NCHC 0-0-0) shot past the Boston College Eagles (1-5-1, Hockey East 1-1-0) with a 6-1 victory en route to their first weekend sweep of the season.

After going 2/4 in a 4-3 win against No. 6 Boston University on Friday night, the Pioneers’ power play went 3/6 on Saturday and played a key role in the six-goal win. 

Dylan Gambrell opened the scoring on the Pioneers’ first power play of the game. At 11:57 of the first period, Gambrell received the puck from Troy Terry and fired a shot past the blocker of Joseph Woll to make it 1-0. Ian Mitchell had the secondary assist on the goal. Denver held a one-goal lead after 20 minutes.

The Pioneers continued their dominance on the man advantage at 1:15 of the second period when Henrik Borgström redirected a shot from Ian Mitchell. Terry had an assist on the goal that put Denver in front, 2-0. Later in the second period, Blake Hillman notched his first goal of the season with a shot immediately following Tyson McLellan’s faceoff win in the offensive zone.

Boston College scored their first and only goal of the game on the power play at 1:45 of the third period. Chris Brown collected the puck on a redirection and beat Tanner Jaillet to make it a 3-1 game.


 

 

Borgström regained the Pioneers three-goal lead at 8:09 of the third period with a shot from the high slot to mark the third power-play goal of the night. Gambrell assisted on the goal. Shortly after Borgström’s second goal of the night, McLellan received a pass from Colin Staub to make it 5-1. Terry had an assist on McLellan’s first goal of the season.

Hillman connected from the point at 14:26 of the third period to make it a 6-1 final.  Staub and Gambrell assisted on Hillman’s goal to give Gambrell his 100th career point.

Denver’s penalty kill finished 4/5. Jaillet made 25 saves in the victory.

Jim Montgomery Post-Game Quotes

Opening Statement 

“Looking at our team, that was the best performance of the year especially offensively. We really showed skill tonight. We made a lot of plays and were really good at managing the puck. I give BC credit in the sense that I know that’s going to be a really good team. That staff is really good and those young players are going to gain conference….that’s a team that’s going to be reckoned with by the end of the year”

On having room for improvement 

“We’re going to get better, but tonight our checking skills were the best of the year. We were good the first game of the year at Notre Dame, but I thought tonight was even better. We didn’t give up one odd-man rush and if we do that and are committed to coming back like we were tonight with our forwards, then you see the other way we have time and space to make plays and we have some players that can make plays”

On the difference from Friday's game against Boston University 

“We didn’t think our details and habits were great last night and we executed great on everything. BC scored a great goal, that’s not our penalty kill. From our goaltender out, our communication was the best I’ve seen it all year as far as talking and puck support.”

 

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