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A New Update Of The Hockey East Tournament Outlook

2019 Beanpot Tournament - Championship Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about BC’s updated position in the Hockey East Tournament picture. We’re going to answer all of these questions in our new series, Frequently Asked Questions.

Q: So, don’t sugarcoat it: how bad was the loss to Providence.

A: Bad.

Q:...how bad?

A: Really, really bad.

Q: ...you could have sugarcoated it a little bit...

A: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Q: So why is it bad?

A: So it’s a double edged sword. BC needed to win against Providence in order to have a chance at the sixth seed. Now Maine has clinched the sixth seed and BC is resigned to seventh... or lower.

Additionally, BC would have clinched the seventh seed with a win. Now BC is perilously close to the eighth seed.

Q: Why is that?

A: UNH is currently one point behind BC in the standings. UNH also owns the tiebreaker over the Eagles. Essentially, all UNH needs to do Friday evening is get a tie and they’ll knock BC back to eighth.

Q: Wait so does the Maine game matter?

A: Not in the slightest.

Q: Why?

A: BC can’t overtake them now. BC can’t finish better than seventh.

Q: So the only game that matters is the UNH game?

A: Yep.

Q: Yeah, this is bad.

A: Yep.