Early in the afternoon, Boston University was promoted to the #1 ranking in the country, then they almost lost to 5-11-4 Harvard. The Crimson took a 2-0 lead. Nick Bonino spearheaded BU's rally with 2 goals in the 2nd period. The Terriers took a 3-2 lead midway through the 3rd, but Harvard equalized with a power play score.
With 1:46 left, BU's Jason Lawrence scored a power play goal to give BU the lead. Harvard pulled their goalie and threatened to tie it up again. The Crimson nearly scored a buzzer beating goal, but the puck crossed the goal-line about a second after the clock hit 0.
The #3 Northeastern Huskies followed the drama with perhaps their most convincing win of the season, a 6-1 drubbing of #12 Boston College. These teams played a close contest earlier in the year, and the 1st period looked like it would be more of the same. NU had a slim 2-1 lead, and a 9-8 advantage in shots.
The 2nd period saw a complete meltdown by the BC Eagles, specifically goalie John Muse. His misadventures in playing the puck away from the net resulted in two Northeastern goals. BC lost its composure, allowing 3 goals in the period. The game was essentially over. But BC continued to pepper Northeastern goalie Brad Thiessen. Thiessen finished with 45 saves of 46 shots.
So now BU faces Northeastern in a potential preview of a Hockey East Tournament final, and maybe even an NCAA final.
Boston Globe/Jim Davis