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TAMPA, Fla. — A pair of first-period goals and an insistent forecheck have given Quinnipiac a 2-0 lead over Boston College after one period.

Andrew Taverner’s sixth goal of the season at 7:20 of the first period gave the Bobcats the two-goal lead. Taverner snuck down the slot and steered in a pass fed from behind the goal line by Travis St. Denis.

Kevin McKernan scored his fourth goal of the season at 2:31 of the first period, unassisted, wristing a shot just under the left pad of Thatcher Demko after Scott Davidson fed the puck out from behind the BC net.

 

Boston College was outshot 8 to 7 but didn’t get its first shot on goal until almost six minutes had transpired.

BC was 0-for-2 on the power play, while Quinnipiac did not have a man advantage in the period.