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.
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