BOSTON — Northeastern has a chance to erase three decades of Beanpot heartache Monday night at TD Garden when it takes on Boston University in the championship game.
The last time the Huskies won the Beanpot was 1988, and the last time they played in the final was 2015, when the Terriers defeated them in overtime.
But Northeastern enters this game as the favorite following a convincing 3-0 victory over Boston College in the Beanpot semifinal. BU reached the final with a 3-2 double overtime win over Harvard, but the Terriers will be without forward Jordan Greenway, who’s currently in South Korea representing the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Keep it right here for score updates and highlights with our BU vs. Northeastern live blog:
FINAL, Northeastern 5-2
The drought is over! Northeastern has won its first Beanpot title since 1988.
Third period, 2:40, 5-2 Northeastern: GOAL!
An empty-net goal for Adam Gaudette (hat trick) seals the win for the Huskies.
Third period, 2:40, 4-2 Northeastern: GOAL!
BU still has life after a goal scored by Shane Bowers. The Terriers’ net remains empty.
Third period, 4:23, 4-1 Northeastern: The BU net is empty for the extra attacker.
Third period, 6:50, 4-1 Northeastern: Northeastern killed the penalty, and Matt Filipe had a breakaway coming out of the penalty box but he his shot missed the net.
Third period, 9:00, 4-1 Northeastern: BU is going on a must-score power play.
Third period, 11:13, 4-1 Northeastern: Neither team has created any A-plus scoring chances in the period. BU needs a goal ASAP to swing momentum in its favor.
Third period, 20:00, 4-1 Northeastern: Play has resumed!
SECOND INTERMISSION, 4-1 Northeastern
Second period, 0:03, 4-1 Northeastern: GOAL!
A third power-play goal has given Northeastern a commanding lead.
Huskies everywhere can smell the Beanpot title, but 20 more minutes remain.
Second period, 0:34, 3-1 Northeastern: The Huskies are going on their third power play. They are 2-for-2 with the man advantage so far.
Second period, 1:41, 3-1 Northeastern: BU just came up short on its first power play of the game.
Second period, 5:21, 3-1 Northeastern: GOAL!
The Huskies have doubled their lead with a goal by Trevor Owens.
Second period, 7:39, 2-1 Northeastern: Both teams have traded semi-decent scoring chances most of the period. BU has a slight 19-17 edge in shots on goal.
Second period, 13:30, 2-1 Northeastern: What a save!
Second period, 17:30, 2-1 Northeastern: Both teams will skate 4-on-4 after minor penalties resulting from a scrum next to the BU net.
Second period, 20:00, 2-1 Northeastern: Play has resumed!
FIRST INTERMISSION, 2-1 Northeastern
First period, 1:30, 2-1 Northeastern: GOAL!
The Huskies have their first lead thanks to another power-play goal. Adam Gaudette scored the goal, giving Northeastern’s top line both tallies in the period.
Northeastern was all over BU in the final minutes of the first period. Their first goal gave them a huge emotional lift.
First period, 5:15, 1-1: GOAL!
After missing an open net on the power play, Northeastern ties the score thanks to a sweet goal by captain and first-line forward Nolan Stevens.
First period, 6:36, 1-0 BU: Northeastern is on its first power play of the game. BU was called for tripping.
First period, 7:00, 1-0 BU: GOAL!
The Terriers have taken the lead and this goal will stand.
Northeastern goalie Cayden Primeau accidentally batted the puck back into his own net trying to intercept a pass from behind the goal line. A tough break for a goalie who’s played so well in this tournament.
First period, 10:23, 0-0: Northeastern fires a one-timer from the slot but BU goalie Jake Oettinger comes up clutch with a huge right-pad save.
First period, 16:30, 0-0: The overturned goal seems to have given the Huskies some life.
First period, 17:51, 0-0: The first impactful call has been made.
BU scored the opening goal, but after further review it was taken away for goalie interference.
First period, 20:00, 0-0: We’re underway!
7:05 p.m.: Both teams are on the ice for warmups.
6:58 p.m.: Here’s the BU lineup.
6:30 p.m. ET: The players are starting to arrive.
Thumbnail photo via NESN broadcast