Boston College has moved back atop the national rankings and Atkinson continues to lead the way. The forward can claim consistency. He’s only been kept off the scoresheet four times in 24 games this season, and has 10 multi-point games. His 19 goals ranks tied for fifth nationally, and he carries a four-game point streak (3-2–5) into this weekend’s game against Massachusetts before Monday’s Beanpot semifinal against Boston University.
The Eagles saw Maine snap their seven-game winning streak Sunday, but they are still the team to beat in Hockey East. BC leads the conference in offense (3.71 goals per game) and special teams (+15 net) and ranks second in defense (2.19 goals-against average). Junior forward Cam Atkinson leads the league in goals (17) and senior goalie John Muse is tops in save percentage (.930).