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#CountdownToJY1K: February 10, 2012 - Kreider & Gaudreau Torch Vermont In 6-1 Win

A flashback to 2012, when Kreider and Gaudreau were terrifying the college hockey world

The 2012 national championship team was in deep trouble in January after getting swept by Maine at the Alfond Arena. They went 2-5-1 in an 8 game stretch and looked a bit listless. However, they found their legs in a weekend sweep over UNH going in to the Beanpot, and followed that up by throttling Northeastern in the first round of the Beanpot. BC then faced a tricky trip up to Burlington in between Beanpot games - a recipe for a trap game. But BC came out focused and pummeled the Catamounts 6-1, on the strength of big nights by both Chris Kreider and Johnny Gaudreau. Kreider scored a hat trick and Gaudreau added a pair of goals.

Two days later, BC won the Beanpot with a 3-2 overtime victory over Boston University. The rest was history - the Eagles went on to clinch the Hockey East regular season title, the tournament title, and of course, the national championship in Tampa.