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2018 Beanpot: Recapping the First Night

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Northeastern 3, Boston College 0

Despite Boston College outshooting Northeastern 37 to 32, freshman goaltender, Cayden Primeau shutout the top team in Hockey East.

Northeastern’s powerplay, which has been deadly all season, set the tone with the first goal at 9:47 of the first period. Nolan Stevens put one in the back of the net at 15:34 of the second period, and Adam Gaudette iced the cake with a goal at 15:21 of the third period.

Senior defenseman Dylan Sikura, a Chicago Blackhawks prospect, recorded an assist on top of the game winning goal. Sophomore defenseman Jeremy Davies, New Jersey Devils prospect, notched two assists. Senior forward Adam Gaudette had the best night with assists on the first two goals before scoring his twentieth goal of the season in the third period which St. Louis prospect, Nolan Stevens, assisted on.

Boston College held a 17.7% powerplay efficiency heading into Monday night, but failed to score on four opportunities, including two in the third.

Boston University 3, Harvard 2 (2OT)

If you missed this game, I’m sorry for you. The marathon of a game was a thriller from beginning to end. Logan Cockerill got the Terriers on the board midway through the first with a powerplay goal assisted by Drew Melanson and Brandon Hickey.

The turning point of the game came in the second period. Harvard managed to outshoot the Terriers 20 to 4 while Ty Pelton-Byce tied the game with the help of Bruins prospect Ryan Donato. This wouldn’t come at too much of a surprise to those who follow college as Harvard at 5th in the nation in CF% close heading into Monday night.

Just 32 seconds into the third period, Brandon Hickey tallied his sixth of the season. Unfortunately for BU, they weren’t able to celebrate long as Jack Badini scored his eighth of the season 1:32 later.

The game continued to be exciting for the next 39:51 until Ty Amonte scored the overtime winner for the Terriers with the help of Patrick Curry and Brandon Hickey who had a point on all three goals.

Boston College will face Harvard at 4:30 EST next Monday for third place, while Boston University will try to stop Northeastern from getting their first Beanpot title since 1988 at 7:30 EST.