The final day of the Hockey East regular season will be full of excitement and scoreboard watching. With a second straight loss in league play Boston University failed to clinch the regular season championship for a third straight game.
Hockey East Scoreboard
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
Northeastern 6, Boston University 5
Boston College 2, Notre Dame 0
UMass Lowell 4, Vermont 1
Providence 5, Maine 2
Connecticut 4, Massachusetts 0
New Hampshire 4, Merrimack 1
|School (Overall Record)||Conf. Record||Pts.||Remaining Schedule||Ceiling/Floor|
|1||Boston University (19-7-5)||13-5-3||29||@Northeastern||1-2|
|2||Boston College (20-10-3)||12-6-3||27||@Notre Dame||1-4|
|UMass Lowell (18-10-5)||11-7-3||25||Vermont||2-5|
|5||Northeastern (16-12-4)||11-8-2||24||Boston University||3-6|
|6||Notre Dame (14-16-5)||9-7-5||23||Boston College||5-7|
|7||Vermont (18-12-3)||10-9-2||22||@UMass Lowell||6-7|
|8||New Hampshire (13-18-2)||9-11-1||19||Merrimack||8-9|
|11||Merrimack (14-15-4)||5-13-3||13||@New Hampshire||11|
Let's start with what we do know, and much of that is at the bottom of the standings. Only two teams, UMass and Merrimack, are locked into a specific seed. The Minutemen will be the No. 12 seed and will travel to face the No. 5 seed in the first round of the Hockey East Tournament. The Warriors will be the No. 11 seed and battle the No. 6 seed in the first round.
Boston University's magic number to clinch sole possession of the regular season title remains one. The Terriers fell to Northeastern, 6-5, despite a furious comeback bid. Boston College is the only team that can catch BU after the Eagles went into South Bend and shut out Notre Dame, 2-0. The Eagles clinched a first round bye with the win on Friday.
UConn did its part on Friday night with a 4-0 win over UMass, but the Huskies were eliminated from contention for home ice in the first round due to other results around the league. Mike Cavanaugh's team needed Providence and Merrimack to sweep Maine and UNH, respectively, but that didn't happen. Providence did beat Maine Friday, but UNH downed Merrimack, 4-1.
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