Beanpot Preview: By the Numbers

Johnny Gaudreau - Matt Dewkett (mrd-photos.com)

The numbers back up the belief of most that Boston College is the prohibitive favorite to win a fifth straight Beanpot championship in 2014.

BOSTON -- The 62nd Annual Beanpot kicks off Monday night at the TD Garden and the other three teams will all be gunning for Boston College. The Eagles have dominated the tournament lately, winning the last four and seven since 2001. Boston University, BC's semifinal opponent, has been the other dominant school, winning 29 times, including 12 times over the past two decades.

Harvard hasn't won a Beanpot title since 1993 while Northeastern's drought in the Beanpot extends to 1988. The Crimson and the Huskies will face off in the first semifinal at 5 p.m.

"It's special in the sense that we haven't won this tournament in a long time. This tournament is not based on record. This tournament is special because any team can win it," said NU head coach Jim Madigan. "This university is long overdue to win it. It will take 25 years off our shoulders," joked the former Huskies defenseman.

Stats Breakdown

Harvard Northeastern Boston University Boston College
Beanpot Championships 10 4 29 18
Beanpot Record 51-71 35-87 85-37 73-49
2013 Beanpot 3rd 2nd 4th 1st
2013-2014 Record 6-11-3 15-8-3 8-14-3 19-4-3
Goals Per Game 2.50 (45th) 3.27 (12th) 2.48 (47th) 4.38 (1st)
Goals Against Per Game 2.80 (35th) 2.58 (22nd) 3.40 (51st) 2.23 (7th)
Power Play Percentage 14.50 (48th) 18.0 (36th) 19.5 (23rd) 19.6 (21st)
Penalty Kill Percentage 88.3 (4th) 81.6 (29th) 82.9 (23rd) 90.8 (1st)
Head Coach Ted Donato Jim Madigan David Quinn Jerry York
Projected Starting Goaltender Raphael Girard Clay Witt Matt O'Connor Thatcher Demko
Scoring Leader Jimmy Vesey (17) Kevin Roy (31) Oksanen (19) Johnny Gaudreau (51)
Goal Scoring Leader Jimmy Vesey (11) Braden Pimm (15) Hohmann/O'Regan (8) Johnny Gaudreau (23)
Assists Leader Sean Malone (9) Mike Szmatula (18) Oksanen (14) Arnold/Gaudreau (28)
NHL Draft Picks 8 4 7 10

Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.

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