The Beanpot tournament between BU, BC, Northeastern and Harvard can only ever bring out the best in college hockey, and this tournament’s final was definitely one for the ages.
After BU blew a 2-0 lead, Northeastern looked pretty comfortable in their 4-2 third period lead, where they looked primed to win their Beanpot easily...
...and then BU started coming back. David Farrance put a rocket into the net on the power play to cut deeper into the Northeastern lead...
David Farrance with his 13th goal and 34th point on the season for @TerrierHockey @GoNUmhockey up 4-3 a few minutes into the 3rd#Preds #Beanpot pic.twitter.com/IPGarQ2Ypn— On The Future (@OnTheFutureOTF) February 11, 2020
And then Trevor Zegras tied it all up at the very last second.
After a chaotic final sequence, Trevor Zegras buries it with less than half a second to play. BU has forced overtime in the Beanpot final. #BUvsNU #Beanpot (via @NESN) pic.twitter.com/HV9vZTrpFn— Boston Hockey Blog (@BOShockeyblog) February 11, 2020
And with that goal, we headed to the 5-minute 4-on-4 Overtime, where nothing was decided, and we had to have a winner...so it went to Sudden Death.
Where a call that was quite controversial was made to put the Huskies on the power play.
Here's the call against Patrick Harper for taking down Ryan Shea. #BUvsNU #Beanpot (via @NESN) pic.twitter.com/FjCf5HdPco— Boston Hockey Blog (@BOShockeyblog) February 11, 2020
I dunno, what do you think?
But as we all know, it’s all about how you respond to controversy, not how you react to it in the moment, not for lack of trying.
Anyway, Northeastern managed to take this stroke of good luck and get Jordan Harris the puck, where he found paydirt and the third Beanpot in a row for the Northeastern Huskies!
Back-to-back-to-BACK CHAMPS!!! @GoNUmhockey | https://t.co/kRfyrxa5OI pic.twitter.com/rlIEdQhHkf— NESN (@NESN) February 11, 2020
As for BU? Well, there’s still some sour grapes, this is how their coach reacted to it:
“I will say that diving in that game that was called [for penalties] was unreal. Karma didn’t catch up to that one, but it will.”
Northeastern’s coach was lightly sympathetic...but not much. Stating that they were also on the end of some questionable officiating that ended poorly for them.
Either way, kudos to Northeastern, and we hope to see another Beanpot next year as wild as this one!
Do you think Northeastern’s Game-winning penalty was a good call or no?
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