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Game Thread: Boston College vs. Yale (NCAA Hockey Tournament Regional Final)

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#1 Boston College (26-10-3, 16-8-3 Hockey East) vs. #3 Yale Bulldogs (21-9-3, 15-5-2 ECAC)

What: 2010 NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament Northeast Regional Final
Time:
 5:30 ET
Date: Sunday, Mar. 28, 2010
Place: DCU Center (capacity 14,800), Worcester, Ma.

TV: ESPNU

Last Time Out: The top-seeded Eagles outlasted #4 Alaska 3-1 to advance to the Northeast Regional Final. In the second game of the Regional, the #3 seeded Yale Bulldogs upset #2 North Dakota 3-2.

Series: BC and Yale have met 52 times previously. Boston College leads the all-time series 41-11.

Last Meeting: Boston College 1, Yale 0 (Jan. 11, 2005)
Last Northeast Regional Final for BC:  Boston College 4, Miami (Ohio) 0 (Mar. 25, 2007)

Trends: BC is now 9-0-1 in their last 10 games. In those 10 games, they have trailed for exactly 55 seconds (3-2 in a game against UNH). Yesterday, Yale doubled their program's total number of wins in the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs only other win came in the 1952 Frozen Four consolation game, when the tournament was only 4 teams deep).

Yale's Leading Scorers: Jr. Broc Little (26-14-40), So. Brian O'Neill (14-26-40) 
Yale's Leading Goaltender From Yesterday: So. Ryan Rondeau (2-1-1, 3.46 GAA, .894 SV%)

 

A trip to Detroit is on the line as the Eagles take on the Yale Bulldogs of the ECAC. Can the Bulldogs carry the momentum from their win over North Dakota into this year's Frozen Four? Even with a goalie in net who, before yesterday, hadn't started since November?

Or will it be the Eagles making their fourth appearance in the Frozen Four in the last five years?

Leave your pre-, in- and post-game thoughts below. 

Go Eagles!