Feb. 10, 2014
Tuesday, 8 p.m. vs. Northeastern: Live Video, Live Stats, @BC_WHockey on Twitter
BC IN THE BEANPOT
No. 7 Boston College will face off against Northeastern on Tuesday, Feb. 11 in the Beanpot championship game. The Eagles have won four Beanpot championships, all of which have come in the last eight years. BC last won the title in 2011, which was the last year it hosted the tournament. The Eagles made it to the championship game last season, but fell to Northeastern 4-3 as the Huskies won their second consecutive title and tournament-leading 16th overall. BC has a 30-37-1 all-time record in the Beanpot.
BC vs. NORTHEASTERN
The Eagles have a 5-2-3 record against the Huskies in the teams’ last 10 matchups. This year, Boston College won the regular season series 2-1. The Eagles squeezed out a 3-2 road win in their last contest against NU after coming back from an early two-goal defecit with goals by Emily Pfalzer, Kristyn Capizzano and Meagan Mangene. BC looks to get revenge after falling to Northeastern in both the Beanpot championship and the Hockey East semifinals last season.
SCOUTING THE HUSKIES
Northeastern is riding a seven-game win streak heading into the Beanpot championship game and has a 7-2-1 record since the break. The Huskies’ only losses in that span came against ranked teams (No. 4 Harvard and No. 7 Boston College). Northeastern lost both games 3-2, and were felled by late goals. NU upset No. 3 Harvard, 4-3 in the opening round of the Beanpot before earning a 3-1 victory at Providence over the weekend.
BOY OH BOYLES
Goaltender Corinne Boyles has won seven of her last eight games in net and boasts a 17-5-2 record overall. The Wheaton, Ill. native leads Hockey East in goals against average (1.72), save percentage (.940) and winning percentage (.750). She powered the Eagles to an undefeated January (6-0-1) and was named conference goaltender of the month for her efforts. Boyles ranks second all time at Boston College with 2,869 career saves.
SCORE EARLY AND OFTEN
The Eagles are 12-1-1 when scoring first and 12-1-0 when leading after the first period. They are also undefeated (17-0-0) when scoring three or more goals this season. In the eight games BC has not won (five losses, three ties), the team has failed to score more than one goal in seven of them, putting the team’s record at 20-1-0 when scoring two or more goals.
SPECIAL TEAMS FACTOR
BC is 14-1-2 both when scoring on ther power play, and when its opponent is scorelss on the man advantage. At 18.0% Boston College has the best power play scoring percentage in Hockey East, and the tenth-best in the nation. Haley Skarupa leads the team with six power play goals, good for tops in the conference and tied for sixth in the country.
IT’S A RACE
With a 4-1 victory over Boston University, the Eagles earned their 20th win of the season. This year marks the seventh time in 20 years BC has accomplished a 20-win season. This year’s team reached the mark in 27 games, second fastest in school history (25 games in 12-13).