NU 4, BC 2: This game was a consolation contest, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t lack excitement. Northeastern claims third place in the Beanpot tournament with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Boston College.
With under one minute remaining, Huskies freshman Dylan Sikura notched the game-winner with a powerful wrister. Fellow Northeastern freshman Matt Filipe recorded two goals in the contest.
With the win, Northeastern improves to 13-12-5, while Boston College drops to 18-12-2.
Third period, 0:28, NU 4, BC 2: This one’s all but over. After the Eagles pulled their goaltender, the Huskies’ Adam Gaudette scores on an empty net, effectively sealing a Northeastern victory.
Third period, 0:42, NU 3, BC 2: There won’t be any review necessary on this play. The Huskies’ Dylan Sikura rips home the go-ahead goal with under a minute remaining.
Third period, 1:13, BC 2, NU 2: Northeastern has new life. After David Cotton appeared to net the go-ahead tally for BC, a goaltender interference call keeps the game locked at 2-2.
Third period, 2:06, BC 2, NU 2: Colin White nearly gave Boston College a late lead, but his backhanded shot attempt rung off the crossbar.
Third period, 3;34, BC 2, NU 2: Northeastern calls a timeout.
Third period, 6:31, BC 2, NU 2: We’re tied again! BC evens the score at 2-2 with a rebound goal from Colin White, assisted by Casey Fitzgerald.
Third period, 8:21, NU 2, BC 1: Boston College calls a timeout.
Third period, 13:13, NU 2, BC 1: With both teams back to full strength, the Huskies took the lead on Matt Filipe’s second goal of the game. Brendan Collier earns the assist.
Third period, 15:35, BC 1, NU 1: We’ll have 4-on-4 hockey for a full two minutes. Northeastern gets tabbed for another too-many-men penalty, while BC’s Graham McPhee commits a hooking infraction.
Third period, 16:37, BC 1, NU 1: BC cannot convert on the man advantage. There have been seven power plays between the two teams this evening, none of which have resulted in goals.
Third period, 18:37, BC 1, NU 1: Northeastern commits a foolish mistake to open the period, having too many men on the ice. Boston College will go on the power play for the third time in the game.
End second period, BC 1, NU 1: The game heads to the final period locked at 1-1. The second frame featured a lot of back-and-forth action, with each teaming having their fair share of scoring chances. The Eagles held the shots-on-net advantage in the period, registering 11 to the Huskies’ nine.
Second period, 1:09, BC 1, NU 1; Boston College could not convert on the power play, but there was plenty of action in their two-minute man advantage. Huskies’ winger Nolan Stevens found himself on a breakaway, but couldn’t convert on the short-handed attempt.
Second period, 3:09, BC 1, NU 1: The Eagles will get their second man-advantage opportunity of the night, as Huskies defenseman Garret Cockerill gets two minutes for charging.
Second period, 7:34, BC 1, NU 1: We have a tie game, folks. Northeastern’s Matt Filipe roofs a wrist shot, beating BC goaltender Joseph Woll stick-side high.
Second period, 7;51, BC 1, NU 0: Northeastern calls a timeout.
Second period, 9;22, BC 1, NU 0: Boston College let its man advantage go by the wayside, as Northeastern kills off the Jeremy Davies penalty.
Second period, 11:22, BC 1, NU 0: The Eagles get their first power-play opportunity of the night. Huskies defenseman Jeremy Davies heads to the penalty box for face-masking.
Second period, 1257, BC 1, NU 0: The power play has not been kind to Northeastern. Despite having a 5-on-3 advantage for one minute, the Huskies couldn’t find the back of the net.
Second period, 14:57: BC 1, NU 0: We weren’t kidding about the Boston College penalties. Just a minute after Ryan Fitzgerald’s roughing call, Colin White found himself in the penalty box for elbowing.
Second period, 15:57, BC 1, NU 0: The Eagles are having a tough time staying out of the penalty box. Their third infraction on the night comes by the way of a Ryan Fitzgerald roughing penalty.
Second period, 17:00, BC 1, NU 0: Both teams came out with high energy to start the second period, but that did not translate into scoring chances. Neither squad registered a shot on net in the opening three minutes.
End first period, BC 1, NU 0: After starting off slow, the Huskies controlled the tempo for most of the first period. They recorded 15 shots on net but failed to convert on any. The Eagles did not have many quality scoring chances, but capitalized on their best opportunity, resulting in David Cotton’s tally.
First period, 2;29, BC 1, NU 0: We have our first goal of the game. Boston College freshman David Cotton beats Northeastern goaltender Ryan Ruck short side to put the Eagles on the board. Colin White and Chris Calnan logged assists on the goal.
First period, 5:48, BC 0, NU 0: The Eagles’ penalty kill holds firm yet again, as the Huskies fail to take advantage of the power play.
First period, 7:48, BC 0, NU 0: Northeastern gets its second power-play opportunity of the night, as Boston College’s JD Dudek heads to the penalty box for cross-checking.
First period, 8:16, BC 0, NU 0: BC calls a timeout.
First period, 8:46, BC 0, NU 0: Both teams have had their chances, each posting six shots on net.
First period, 13:31, BC 0, NU 0: The Huskies couldn’t capitalize on the man advantage, as the Eagles showed off an impressive penalty kill.
First period, 15:31, BC 0, NU: Eagles’ Chris Calnan heads to the penalty box, two minutes for boarding.
First period, 18:09, BC 0, NU 0: The Eagles are controlling the tempo out of the gate, registering three shots on net in the first two minutes. The Huskies are having trouble getting out of their own end.
BOSTON — It all comes down to this.
The 2017 Beanpot championship will be decided Monday night in a matchup between the Harvard Crimson and the Boston University Terriers. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. ET, but you won’t have to wait until then for some Beanpot action.
The Northeastern Huskies and the No. 11 Boston College Eagles will battle it out in the consolation game prior to the championship tilt. BC currently sits atop the Hockey East standings with 27 points (13-4-1), while Northeastern is near the cellar with 15 points (6-9-3). Puck drop is set for 4:30 p.m. ET.
Here are the projected lines for both teams.
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