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2012 NCAA Hockey Tournament: Boston College Vs. Minnesota-Duluth Game Thread (8 PM, ESPNU & ESPN3)

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No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs (25-9-6, 16-7-5 WCHA) vs. No. 1 Boston College Eagles (30-10-1, 19-7-1 Hockey East)

What: 2012 NCAA Tournament Northeast Regional Final
Time: 8:00 PM Eastern
Date: Sunday, March 25, 2012
Place: Worcester, Mass.
Arena: DCU Center
Capacity: 12,239

TV: ESPNU, ESPN3.com
TV Announcers: Joe Beninati (play-by-play), Billy Jaffe (analyst) and Dan Parkhurst (reporter)
Online Audio:
bceagles.com

Series: BC and Minnesota-Duluth have previously met 15 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 10-4-1.
Last Meeting:
Boston College 2, Minnesota-Duluth 2 (OT) (October 10, 2003)
Last Meeting in NCAA Tournament: Minnesota-Duluth 7, Boston College 6 (OT) (March 30, 1985, NCAA Tournament Consolation Game)

Last Five Meetings:

T - Boston College 2, Minnesota-Duluth 2 (OT) (October 10, 2003)
W - Boston College 5, Minnesota-Duluth 1 (December 29, 2001)
W - Boston College 3, Minnesota-Duluth 2 (December 28, 1989)
W - Boston College 7, Minnesota-Duluth 2 (January 23, 1989)
L - Minnesota-Duluth 5, Boston College 1 (January 3, 1988)

Trends: Boston College has won 16 straight games, the longest active streak in the nation. The Eagles have now won 30 games in a season for just the fourth time in program history, joining the 1986-87, 2000-01 and 2010-11 teams. BC is 1-0-1 in two games against Minnesota-Duluth under Coach Jerry York. The Eagles are 9-2 in the NCAA Quarterfinals round under York and 29-9 overall. York's BC teams are 82-18-4 during the month of March.

Minnesota-Duluth's Leading Scorers: Sr. Jack Connolly (20-40-60), Sr. Travis Oleksuk (21-32-53), So. J.T. Brown (24-23-47)
Minnesota-Duluth's Leading Goaltender: Sr. Kenny Reiter (23-8-6, 2.39 GAA, .912 SV%)

Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!

Prediction: Boston College 3, Minnesota-Duluth 2
Record-to-date: 29-12-0