It’s hard to contextualize how big Boston College’s Monday afternoon’s win in the Beanpot semifinal.
The win snapped a long standing out of conference losing streak for the Eagles, and clinched the best finish in the Beanpot since the Eagles’ 2016 Beanpot championship.
But ultimately, the story of the game is the the scoreline that got us to all of that, and that was a 2-1 nail-biter over the Harvard Crimson in the first semifinal game of the Beanpot. The Eagles advance to play the winner of the late game between Boston University and Northeastern.
The Eagles started off the scoring in the first period, when Patrick Giles scored his first collegiate goal to give the Eagles the 1-0 lead, which held going into the locker room.
However, the Crimson responded in the second. Henry Bowlby got one past Joe Woll in the later part of the second, tying the game up, setting up a nerve-wracking third period in Boston.
The Eagles, however, would prevail. Jack McBain scored his sixth of the season just after the halfway point of the period, and the Eagles stood tall for the remainder of the game, clinching a spot in the Beanpot championship.
Nothing is bad and everything is amazing.