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Monday night’s Beanpot finale showcased the rivalry of the two Boston schools, as we saw Boston College and Boston University clash for rights to the historic Beanpot. This is the first time the two have met in the Beanpot since the 2012 finals, a game in which the Eagles of Boston College took home the championship. This final was poised for greatness from the beginning, and by all means, it was great.
Things started off just fine in this one, with both teams playing solid defense and neither finding the back of the net. Just past the halfway point of the first period, the lights went out in the arena, ultimately causing play to stop. The delay lasted about twenty minutes before the teams were able to retake the ice and continue their battle. What made this game so great was that it made Beanpot history. After the three periods of regulation hockey, the scored was tied 0-0, and went to OT. It was a classic grudge match between these two Boston hockey heavy-weights. It did not take long in overtime to find a winner, as the Eagles Alex Tuch put one home against the BU goaltender to win the Beanpot.
In this 64th edition of the annual Beanpot tournament, BC was able to capture their twentieth Beanpot championship, and knock off the reigning champion BU Terriers. Then to go along with those two accomplishments, this was also the Eagles sixth Beanpot championship in the last seven tournaments, allowing the trophy to return to its recent home of Boston College.
– K. Troy