Frozen Four National Semifinal: Boston College 6 – Minnesota 1

04/06/2012

TAMPA, FL – The #1 team in the nation put on a 60-minute clinic demonstrating why they are the favorites to bring home the national championship.

After a dominant second period which saw the Eagles turn a narrow 1-0 lead into a 4-0 advantage, Boston College cruised to a 6-1 victory over Minnesota to set up a date with Ferris State Saturday night for the Division I Men’s College Hockey title.  The Eagles have now won 18 consecutive games.

Paul Carey scored twice for BC, while Steven Whitney and Chris Kreider each tallied a goal and an assist apiece.  Jake Hansen scored Minnesota’s only goal in the early stages of the third period to cut the Eagles’ lead to 4-1, and give the Gophers some life.  But a lengthy replay review took place after the goal, which subdued Minnesota’s momentum, and Boston College responded with a goal from Carey just 22 seconds later to basically put the game away.

Sean Grande and Cap Raeder called the action on the Westwood One Radio Network.

(Steven Whitney gets the scoring started for BC)

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(Kevin Hayes scores on the power play to make it 2-0 Eagles)

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(Chris Kreider lights the lamp and it’s 3-0 Boston College)

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(Paul Carey tallies another BC goal, and the rout is on)

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(Jake Hansen strikes for the Gophers, who try to build momentum)

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(Carey with another goal as the Eagles re-establish control)

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(The Eagle Express is headed to the national championship game)

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(Post-game interview with Boston College’s Paul Carey)

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(Frozen Four wrap-up from Tampa)

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