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2014 Hockey East Tournament

Coverage of the 2014 Hockey East Tournament from start to finish. Defending champion UMass Lowell is the two seed while top seed Boston College is the heavy favorite. The first round is single elimination from March 7-8 while the quarterfinals are best-of-three the following weekend. Semifinals and final are March 21-22 at the TD Garden in Boston.

Christian Folin getting NHL looks

For Christian Folin, it's more becoming a mattering of when and who, and not if. The 6-foot-3, 22-year-old defenseman for UMass Lowell is considered one of if not the top free agents in all of college hockey.

Connor Hellebuyck leading the way for Lowell

It was early in Saturday night's Hockey East championship, and the game was still scoreless between UMass Lowell and New Hampshire. The Wildcats were applying some early pressure, and a neutral zone turnover sprung Tyler Kelleher and Dalton Speelman.

UMass Lowell repeats as Hockey East Champion

After going 28 years without a Hockey East Championship, UMass Lowell has won back-to-back Lamoriello Cups as tournament champions. The River Hawks defeated New Hampshire, 4-0, to win the 30th annual Hockey East Tournament Championship.

Hockey East Championship Game: Live Blog

Welcome inside the TD Garden for the 2014 Hockey East Tournament championship game between UMass Lowell and New Hampshire. The River Hawks go for their second straight Lamoriello Cup while the Wildcats need a win to keep their season going.

UMass Lowell-New Hampshire line charts

After his team beat Providence Friday night, New Hampshire head coach Dick Umile, as well as star forward Kevin Goumas made it very clear what the objective was for the Wildcats: making it to the NCAA tournament.

UNH needs win over UMass Lowell to continue season

New Hampshire's seniors have been playing for their collegiate careers the past two games. They will have to do so again Saturday night against UMass Lowell in the Hockey East championship game at the TD Garden.

Hockey East: UMass Lowell shuts out Notre Dame

There's something about the TD Garden that brings out the best in Connor Hellebuyck. The sophomore goaltender stopped all 35 shots he faced as his UMass Lowell River Hawks shut out Notre Dame, 4-0, in the Hockey East semifinals.

New Hampshire 3 Providence 1

Kevin Goumas doesn't want his senior season at New Hampshire to end. And thus far, he's doing a pretty good job of keeping it alive. Goumas scored a pair of goals, and paced New Hampshire past Providence in the Hockey East semifinals Friday night.

New Hampshire 3, Providence 1 (Box Score)

Kevin Goumas scored twice and Justin Agosta found the back of the net for No. 4 New Hampshire as the Wildcats defeated No. 3 Providence, 3-1, in the second Hockey East semifinal from the TD Garden.

UMass Lowell 4, Notre Dame 0 (Final Scoring)

Four different players scored goals for No. 2 UMass Lowell as the River Hawks defeated No. 8 Notre Dame, 4-0, in Friday's first Hockey East semifinal from the TD Garden.

Providence-UNH line charts

During the Hockey East regular season, Providence and New Hampshire split a pair of games that were played at Schneider Arena, with the Wildcats winning the first game 3-2 in overtime, and then the Friars bouncing back for a 4-2 the very next night.

UMass Lowell takes 2-0 lead on Notre Dame after 1

Christian Folin and Derek Arnold scored first period markers to give UMass Lowell a 2-0 lead over Notre Dame after 20 minutes in the first Hockey East semifinal from the TD Garden.

Live Blog: Hockey East Tournament Semifinals

Live blogging the 30th annual Hockey East Tournament semifinals from the TD Garden in Boston, Mass. Notre Dame and UMass Lowell square off in the first game followed by New Hampshire and Providence in the nightcap.

Hockey East Tournament Preview

As Hockey East celebrates its 30th season of existence, there will be a new feel to the championship weekend at the TD Garden. It will be the first time in league history that Boston College, Boston University and Northeastern are all absent.

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Hockey East Tournament Coverage

It will be the first Hockey East Tournament semifinals without a Boston team in the 30 year history of the league. The first semifinal will feature UMass Lowell taking on league newcomer Notre Dame. UNH and Providence battle in the second semifinal.

Hockey East Tournament Semifinalists Team Capsules

It will be the first Hockey East Tournament semifinals without a Boston team in the 30 year history of the league. The first semifinal will feature UMass Lowell taking on league newcomer Notre Dame. UNH and Providence battle in the second semifinal.

Hockey East Tournament schedule, TV, ticket info.

Schedule, television and ticket information for the 30th annual Hockey East championship at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass. to be broadcast on NESN in the region and nationwide on NBC Sports Network.

Hockey East semifinal pairings set

The field is set for the 2014 Hockey East Tournament at the TD Garden, and for the first time in the history of the league there will be no teams from Boston. UMass Lowell takes on Notre Dame and Providence and New Hampshire square off in the semis.

Three Game threes set for Sunday in Hockey East

Providence College punched its ticket to the 2014 Hockey East semifinals at the TD Garden on Saturday night with a series sweep of the University of Maine, but the other three entrants will be decided on Sunday.

Hockey East Playoffs: Observations from Friday

The opening night of the 2014 Hockey East quarterfinals saw three of the four higher seeds win. The only higher seed to lose? No. 1 Boston College, the regular season champion in a land slide, was blown out of its own building by No. 8 Notre Dame.

Notre Dame blows past BC 7-2

Stephen Johns had a pretty difficult assignment heading into Game 1 of Notre Dame's Hockey East quarterfinal. He and his defensive partner, Kevin Lind, were charged with playing opposite BC's top lin of Johnny Gaudreau, Kevin Hayes, and Bill Arnold.

Providence surges into playoffs

Providence College headed to Maine for the last two games of the Hockey East regular season needing a big weekend, and some help from other teams to secure home ice in the Hockey East quarterfinals. Nate Leaman's team got both.

Northeastern, UNH series takes on more meaning

To say this weekend's Hockey East Quarterfinal series between New Hampshire and Northeastern has greater significance isn't an overstatement. Both Dick Umile and Jim Madigan's teams are in a precarious predicament when it comes to their NCAA hopes.

Gendron rewarded for confidence in Ouellette

First year University of Maine head coach Red Gendron pulled Martin Ouellette into his office on Thursday afternoon to check on the confidence of his senior goaltender. Ouellette rewarded Gendron for his confidence by stopping all 29 shots Saturday.

Notre Dame bounces BU, sets up showdown at BC

The University of Notre Dame hockey team bested Boston University, 3-2, on Friday night in front of 5,022 at the Compton Family Ice Arena in the program's first ever appearance in the Hockey East Tournament.

Martin Ouellette, Maine shut out Merrimack

What a difference a week makes. A game after being pulled halfway through senior night for allowing three goals on 20 shots, Maine senior Martin Ouellette rebounded to stop all 29 shots he faced as the Black Bears skated past Merrimack, 2-0.

Hockey East Tournament: Quarterfinal pairings set

With the first round of the Hockey East playoffs in the books, the pairings are set for the 2014 Hockey East quarterfinals to begin next weekend at the campuses of the higher seeds. All the higher seeds won in the first round.

Hockey East: Most likely upset in first round

When it comes to picking upsets, it always seems that the matchup every prognosticator pegs for an upset special ends up fizzling. With that being said let's take a look at the three first round games in Hockey East this weekend and rank them 1-3.