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Beanpot final preview: Boston College and Northeastern by the numbers

Boston College is looking for its fifth consecutive and 19th overall Beanpot title while Northeastern goes for its fifth championship.

Northeastern sophomore Kevin Roy has six goals in three Beanpot games.
Northeastern sophomore Kevin Roy has six goals in three Beanpot games.
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BOSTON -- The 62nd annual Beanpot concludes Monday night with a clash between No. 1 Boston College and No. 12 Northeastern in the championship game at 7:30 p.m. ET on New England Sports Network (NESN).

Jerry York's Eagles will be gunning for a fifth consecutive championship while Northeastern looks to snap a drought that dates all the way back to 1988 when current head coach Jim Madigan was an assistant.

Boston College swept Northeastern in a home-and-home league series back in November, winning 4-2 on home ice before coming from behind for a 4-3 overtime triumph at Matthews Arena a night later.

Northeastern stumbled in its game between Beanpot rounds, losing at home to UMass, 3-0. Boston College had no such problem, throttling Merrimack, 6-1.

Evan Sporer broke down the matchup in terms of the pressures each team is facing, but here's a look at the statistical breakdown and the matchup in terms of the numbers:

Northeastern Boston College
Beanpot Titles 4 18
2013-14 Record 16-9-3, 8-6-1 HE 21-4-3, 13-1-1 HE
Scoring Offense * 3.25 (T-12th) 4.39 (1st)
Scoring Defense * 2.50 (19th) 2.14 (4th)
Power Play Pct. * 18.1 (33rd) 22.2 (8th)
Penalty Kill Pct. * 82.8 (25th) 91.4 (1st)
Top Scorer Kevin Roy (33) Johnny Gaudreau (56)
Leading Goal Scorer Braden Pimm (16) Johnny Gaudreau (24)
Assists Leader Mike Szmatula (20) Johnny Gaudreau (32)
+/- Leader Josh Manson (+11) Johnny Gaudreau (+36)
Starting Goaltender Clay Witt (14-7-2, .946 sv. pct) Thatcher Demko (10-1-2, .932 sv pct.)
NHL Draft Picks 4 10

* National rankings in parentheses for four team statistics

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