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2012 Beanpot: Boston College Wins Title With Overtime Win Over Boston University

The 2012 Beanpot ended with an overtime thriller, as Boston College downed Boston University 3-2. Harvard topped Northeastern in the consolation game.

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2012 Beanpot, Boston University Vs. Boston College: Eagles Win OT Thriller Over Terriers

The Boston College Eagles are the 2012 Beanpot champions, taking home the title in the 60th annual tournament following an intense overtime win over the crosstown rival Boston University Terriers.

Despite needing an extra period, the Eagles had control for much of the night, leading 1-0 after the first period and 2-1 after the second. But the Terriers refused to go away, with Garrett Noonan scoring goals in the second and third periods to tie the game. The overtime period was just as tight until Eagles forward Bill Arnold's game-winning goal with just 6.4 seconds left on the clock. From Gethin Coolbaugh of SB Nation Boston:

Pat Mullane put the Eagles on the scoreboard first as he held the puck just long enough to slip it past Millan at 8:54 of the opening period. Mullane's goal was his fourth of the year and was assisted by Chris Kreider (16). The lead would hold through the end of the period, but Garrett Noonan had his first of two goals on a power play at 15:11 of the second period, assisted by Matt Nieto (19) and Alex Chiasson (19), to knot the score at one goal apiece. Kreider answered with his 19th score of the year on an assist from Johnny Gaudreau (12) at 18:42 of the middle period, putting BC back on top, 2-1.

Noonan stuck again for his 11th goal at 7:12 of the third period, tying the game for Boston University at 2-2. Noonan's goal came at 7:12 of the period on a power play and was assisted by Adam Clendening (23) and Chiasson (20).

Johnny Gaudreau, who scored twice in last week's semifinal win over Northeastern and tallied an assist Monday, was named the tournament MVP. Despite giving up three goals in the championship game, BU's Kieran Millan was named the goaltender of the tournament.

For more on the 2012 Beanpot, visit SB Nation Boston.

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2012 Beanpot, Boston College Vs. Northeastern: BC Powers To Final, 7-1

In the second semifinal of the 2012 Beanpot on Monday night, Boston College romped over Northeastern, scoring early and often in a 7-1 victory that sends the Eagles to their third consecutive Beanpot final.

The Eagles got two goals apiece from Johnny Gaudreau, Steven Whitney, and Paul Carey, and turned on the afterburners after securing a 2-1 lead after the first period. Boston College scored three goals in the second period, chasing Northeastern goaltender Chris Rawlings to the bench, and added two more in the third period on backup Clay Witt. The Eagles had 44 shots in total, dwarfing the Huskies' 23 chances.

The victory was a less-compelling rematch of the two teams' scintillating 2011 Beanpot final — BC prevailed, in a 7-6 barnburner — and sets up a final next Monday between the Eagles and Boston University. The Eagles will be seeking their third consecutive Beanpot title, while the Terriers could claim their 30th title in 60 years of tournament competition.

For more coverage of the 2012 Beanpot, check in with SB Nation Boston.

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