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Frozen Four 2012, Boston College Vs. Minnesota Score: Gophers Make Too Many Mistakes, Eagles Pounce To Take 4-0 Lead

This is what the Boston College hockey team does. It looked as though Minnesota was ready to make a charge in the second period. Despite the Golden Gophers allowing a power play goal at the 6:35 mark, giving the Eagles a 2-0 lead, Minnesota yet again seemed to control much of the play for at least the first 15 minutes of action.

They got chances on the BC defense, which was saved yet again by goaltender Parker Milner, but you had a feeling that at any second the Gophers would break through and get back in the game.

But then, a 20 second span probably erased their hopes of winning the game, let alone a national title. Milner made a huge stop on Minnesota's best chance of the game to that point, and when the play came back to the neutral zone, a rough turnover at the blue line gave Boston College the chance to fully open the game. Chris Kreider accepted a feed from Destry Straight in front of the net and tipped it by Gopher goaltender Kent Patterson to make the score 3-0.

Just two minutes later, Paul Carey scored on a broken transition play to give the Eagles a 4-0 lead. Make a mistake and BC will capitalize. The Gophers made too many mistakes in the second period, and... well, it looks like their season could be over as a result.

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