Friday, February 18, 2011

BC-Northeastern - Football?

Boston College and Northeastern last faced off on the football field on Sept. 5, 2009. BC won by a 54-0 count - and since the Huskies eliminated their football program following that season, it's likely the last time the two schools will meet on the gridiron in this existence.

You almost wouldn't know it by the football-like scores of the last two hockey games between the long-time Hockey East rivals. BC outlasted NU, 7-6, in overtime on Monday at the TD Garden to win the 59th Beanpot Tournament, their 16th title in the annual February gathering, while extending NU's Beanpot drought to 23 years. (I was a freshman at BC that year, hard to believe it's been that long.)

Both schools then skated to a 7-7 tie tonight at BC's Kelley Rink, with the host Eagles tying it up in the last minute of regulation on an extra attacker power-play goal by freshman Bill Arnold to overcome a 7-6 deficit. At least the Eagles seem to be converting their extra points regularly.

Who knows what tomorrow night at Matthews Arena will bring - maybe someone will go for a two-point conversion instead. Seeing how these two teams have combined for 27 goals in two games, it doesn't appear they'll stop scoring on Saturday night as they close out their regular-season series.

Or it could turn out to be a 1-0 contest. Wait and see, I guess, with two more weekends of Hockey East play to go after this one.

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