Boston College vs. Northeastern Men’s Hockey: Preview and Predictions
The Eagles are next round!! After defeating the UNH Wildcats in an overtime thriller, BC will face the top-seeded Northeast Huskies in the quarterfinals.
Boston College Eagles (15-17-5) vs. Northeastern Huskies (24-11-1)
Saturday March 12 at 7:30 p.m.
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SO WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH NORTHEASTERN:
The Huskies are 4-1 since the Eagles last played them, losing a game to Vermont between two weekend sweeps against UConn and Merrimack. Because they won in regulation in the dying seconds of their final regular season game against Merrimack and were helped by BC who swept UMass last weekend, the Huskies won the championship. of the Hockey East regular season and the tournament seed for the first time in the program. the story.
Northeastern is led on offense by junior Aidan McDonough, who has 36 points in 35 games. The Huskies have star goaltender Devon Levi back in goal after the Olympics, who has a .953 save percentage and 1.45 GAA this season.
The Eagles are 2-2 against Northeastern this year, winning in October, falling in the first round of the Beanpot, then splitting on the weekend a few weeks ago.
The octofinal against UNH was…. Interesting! BC took a 3-1 lead in the third period and missed it by taking two bad penalties and allowing two power play goals. However, they showed their resilience in the same way they did against UMass last week, with Marc McLaughlin scoring a fine setup from Marshall Warren in OT to end the game and extend the season. Eric Dop made 44 saves in the effort, setting a new career high (and beating the career high he literally set last week against UMass).
KEY BC PLAYER(S) TO WATCH:
Dop continued to be on a hot streak, and of course McLaughlin and McBain are still key players to watch. Jack St. Ivany also had a pretty good game against UNH!
I’m really, really interested to see how this game plays out. The two teams find their Olympians! The Eagles have clicked mostly against strong teams, and Dop has had some phenomenal games here. I’ll say what I said earlier this week: if hope breeds eternal misery, brings misery. British Columbia has shown resilience over the past few weeks. I’ll take a 2-1 BC win.