BOSTON — For the 67th time, college hockey bragging rights in Boston are up for grabs on the second Monday in February.
It’s the Beanpot Final.
The defending champion Northeastern Huskies will take on the Boston College Eagles on the TD Garden ice at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Northeastern, which topped BC in the semifinals 3-0 last year, advanced to its fifth final in the last seven years with a thrilling 2-1 overtime win over Boston University last Monday. Boston College, chasing its 21st Beanpot title, topped Harvard 2-1 in last week’s semifinal.
The Eagles hold an all-time Beanpot series lead over Northeastern at 12-34, but NU has taken the last three Beanpot matchups. Northeastern is pursuing its first back-to-back title since 1984-85, while BC is looking to raise the pot for the first time since 2016.
Keep it right here for updates on Northeastern-Boston College.
First period, 13:45, 0-0: After video review, we remain scoreless. Here’s a look at the play:
First period, 13:45, 0-0: Boston College thought it had the lead after a net front scrum, but the ref ruled the net was off its pegs before the puck crossed the line. Play is under review.
First period, 14:56, 0-0: Five minutes in and NU holds a 4-2 shot advantage.
First period, 17:17, 0-0: Northeastern with the best chance so far, with Biagio Lerario banging at a loose puck in the crease but Joe Woll is able to hold the line in BC’s goal.
First period, 20:00: Puck drop! We’re off and running!
7:35 p.m. ET: Team intros, lineups and anthem. Puck drop coming up!
7:05 p.m. ET: Both teams are on the ice for warmups.
6:47 p.m. ET: Welcome aboard for the championship game of the 67th Beanpot Tournament. Here are the lines and pairing for Northeastern and Boston College. Puck drop is slated for 7:40 p.m.
Thumbnail photo via Jim Pierce/Northeastern Athletics