For the first time in more than 20 years, Harvard enters the Beanpot tournament as defending champions.
The Crimson beat Boston University 6-3 in the 2017 final for their first title since 1993, and they’ll take on the Terriers in the second semifinal Monday night at TD Garden.
The winner will play Northeastern in the final next Monday. The Huskies beat Boston College 3-0 in the first semifinal.
Keep it right here for live score updates and highlights with our BC vs. Northeastern live blog.
FINAL, 3-2 Boston University
BU is headed to next Monday night’s final to play Northeastern for the 2018 Beanpot title.
Ty Amonte scored the goal on a short-side shot that beat Merrick Madsen.
Second overtime, 20:00, 2-2: We’re underway!
FOURTH INTERMISSION, 2-2
Overtime, 3:17, 2-2: BU cannot find a winner against Merrick Madsen.
Overtime, 3:17, 2-2: Harvard created plenty of good looks with the man advantage, but Jake Oettinger stood tall in the BU net. We’re now back to even strength.
Overtime, 5:17, 2-2: Harvard is about to go on the power play. A golden chance for the Crimson coming up.
Overtime, 9:59, 2-2: Jake Oettinger makes a great pad save on a rebound shot. Harvard nearly scored the winning goal.
Overtime, 18:00, 2-2: Merrick Madsen makes a huge save to begin overtime.
Overtime, 20:00, 2-2: Free hockey is underway!
THIRD INTERMISSION, 2-2
Third period, 0:01, 2-2: We’re headed to overtime after an exciting final minute of action during which BU spent a ton of time in the attacking zone.
Third period, 7:41, 2-2: Harvard has taken its timeout.
Third period, 12:15, 2-2: Merrick Madsen has been solid this period in net.
Third period, 17:56, 2-2: GOAL!
Less than two minutes after BU took a 2-1 lead, Harvard equalized with a goal from Jack Badini.
Third period, 19:28, 2-1 Boston University: GOAL!
Brandon Hickey scores just 32 seconds into the period to give BU another lead.
Third period, 20:00, 1-1: Play has resumed!
SECOND INTERMISSION, 1-1
Second period, 00:8, 1-1: Harvard nearly went ahead late but a shot from a tight angle down low hit the post.
Second period, 5:31, 1-1: GOAL!
Harvard has tied the game on a goal by Ty Pelton-Byce. The Crimson have opened up a 27-17 edge in shots on goal, and their hard work finally paid off on this second-period tally.
Boston Bruins prospect Ryan Donato picked up the primary assist on the goal.
Second period, 11:46, 1-0 Boston University: Harvard kills off the penalty. Merrick Madsen is keeping the Crimson in this game with some stellar saves.
Second period, 13:46, 1-0 Boston University: A chance for BU on the power play.
Second period, 17:00, 1-0 Boston University: Five quick shots for Harvard to begin the period, but none found the back of the net.
Second period, 19:03, 1-0 Boston University: Harvard successfully kills off the power play.
Second period, 20:00, 1-0 Boston University: The second stanza is underway!
FIRST INTERMISSION, 1-0 Boston University
First period, 3:30, 1-0 Boston University: A late-period power play coming up for Harvard.
First period, 3:30, 1-0 Boston University: Harvard is setting a physical tone early in this game.
First period, 8:40, 1-0 Boston University: BU has successfully killed off the penalty.
First period, 10:40, 1-0 Boston University: Harvard will have a chance to tie the game.
First period, 11:58, 1-0 Boston University: GOAL!
Logan Cockerill scores on the power play to give BU an early lead.
Here’s a replay of the goal:
First period, 13:41, 0-0: Harvard nearly scored.
First period, 14:17, 0-0: BU nearly scores in a scramble at the top of the Harvard crease, but Crimson goalie Merrick Madsen stood tall and sealed off the right post.
First period, 16:20, 0-0: A couple Boston Bruins prospects are featured in this game.
First period, 20:00, 0-0: We’re underway!
7:41 p.m. ET: Both teams have taken the ice for warmups.
Thumbnail photo via Nicholas Goss/NESN.com
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