Monday, February 9, 2009

The Beanpot

Oh what could have been for Northeastern tonight.It was a classic game with lots of drama and with NU down 2-3 with a bit less than 7 minutes left to Boston University the Huskies go on a power play and GIVE UP TWO SHORTHANDED GOALS!.This after not scoring on a 5-3 advantage early in the third.BU scored three shorthanded goals and wins 5-2 for their 29th Beanpot title with BC edging Harvard 4-3 for third.If you don't live in New England you don't realise how big the Beanpot is.It's been played since 1952 and has been played the first two monday's in Feb for many years because nothing else is going on then.It sells out the Boston Garden every year and tonight there were over 17,000 fans there.I just looked at one blog and as always there were many clever chants between the Fans of the Huskies and the Terriers.Now in real life everyone knows a Huskie would kick a Terriers ass but not in Boston.Oh well we still lead BU by a point in the Hockey East Standings(BeanPot games are non-conf) with a home and home series at NU/BU the weekend of Feb 20th.There really is a trophy shaped like a Beanpot by the way.To top it off BU came into the game ranked #1 in college hockey with Northeastern #3(amazing for an NU team) the highest rankings between two teams in the Beanpot final ever which gave it even more of a big playoff game feeling.Hopefully this is the year my Huskies make their second ever trip to the Frozen Four which is in Wash D.C. this year.

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