This 10-1 Eagle win was not a case of running up the score on a weak opponent. Northeastern is ranked 11th in the current NCAA hockey tournament standings. BC played at such a high pace and speed that NU was overwhelmed.
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BC holds a 2 point lead over UMass Amherst in Hockey East standings. Maine has surged to third place and UConn has staged a remarkable second half to move into a tie with UMass Lowell in 4th place. BC has 4 games remaining while UMass Amherst has 3 to play.
The Eagles will play Merrimack at Kelley rink on Thursday night and travel to play a BU squad that dropped two straight games to a very hot Connecticut team. Merrimack gave BC a good battle despite the Eagle 6-2 win one week ago. BU saves their best for BC and I expect the Terriers will play like a National contender on Saturday night at Agganis Arena. BU will have to win the Hockey East playoffs to make the NCAA tournament this season.
BC (21-8) has moved into a three-way tie for 4th place in the NCAA unofficial Pairwise rankings. Defending national champion Minnesota Duluth and Denver are tied with the Eagles. The Pairwise rankings provide a highly accurate prediction on how the NCAA would seed the tournament. These rankings will change as teams finish up their regular seasons and conference tournament playoffs. BC is very likely headed to Worcester as either a #1 or #2 seed if they continue to win. There are 16 teams selected. North Dakota is currently #1 nationally with Minnesota State 2nd and Cornell 3rd.