Beanpot 2013: Bragging rights remain on Chestnut Hill as Eagles win 4th straight title

The Boston College Eagles won their fourth Beanpot title in as many years on Monday at TD Garden as they held off the pesky Northeastern Huskies for a 6-3 victory.

BOSTON -- The Northeastern Huskies' effort was valiant in the end of the 61st Annual Beanpot Tournament, but the No. 4 Boston College Eagles had too much firepower en route to a 6-3 victory over the Northeastern Huskies on Monday night at TD Garden.

With the victory, the Eagles' senior class completes a perfect Beanpot career and improves to 17-7-2 on the season. BC upped its all-time record in title games to 18-15 as it raised the 'Pot for the fourth year in a row - a first for the Eagles in the tournament's 61-year history.

Northeastern falls to 8-14-3 on the season, as well as to 4-11 in its appearances to decide the Beanpot winner.

The two sides have only met four times to decide the title in the Garden and each of those meetings (1980, 1983, 2011, and 2013) saw at least nine combined goals scored.

Trailing 4-1 as they hit the ice for the start of the stanza, the Huskies wasted just 10 seconds before getting on the scoreboard to come within two goals. Freshman Kevin Roy continued a successful tournament with his fifth goal, as he grabbed the puck off a bounce from his back skate at the top of the left circle, beating BC senior Parker Milner over the blocker.

For the first time in the tournament, the Huskies got a goal from someone other than Roy as junior Braden Pimm deflected senior captain Vinny Saponari's beautiful slapper past Milner from the left side for his sixth of the season.

After BC sophomore Johnny Gaudreau scored his second of the contest at 14:37, senior captain Pat Mullane potted an empty-netter from just inside the offensive zone at 18:32.

For his five-goal performance in the tournament, Roy was named the Beanpot Most Valuable Player, becoming Northeastern's fifth all-time recipient and the first in a losing cause. Additionally, the Montreal native and Anaheim Ducks draft pick is the seventh freshman since 2000 to earn the honor, most recently joining Gaudreau last season.

Boston University goaltender Sean Fields was the last MVP honoree to come from a losing side as his Terriers lost the 2004 final to BC by a 2-1 final in overtime.

With 20 more saves, Milner earned the first and only Eberly Goaltending Award of his career, stopping 39 of the 43 shots he faced in the victories over Harvard and NU.

Joshua Kummins covers Hockey East for SB Nation. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaKummins.

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