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Beanpot: Tale of the Tape, Facts and Figures

2016 Beanpot Tournament - Championship
Boston College will look to repeat as Beanpot Tournament champions.
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BOSTON — The first Monday of February means only one thing in this city. It’s time for the Beanpot.

Tale of the Tape

Stats Boston College Boston University Harvard Northeastern
Stats Boston College Boston University Harvard Northeastern
Record 18-9-2 (13-3-1 HE) 18-7-2 (11-4-2 HE) 15-5-2 (11-4-2 ECAC) 11-11-5 (5-9-3 HE)
Conference 27 (1st) 24 (2nd) 24 (2nd) 13 (9th)
Pairwise 8th 3rd 6th 24th
Goals 99 (3.41) 84 (3.11) 85 (3.86) 98 (3.63)
Goals Allowed 69 (2.38) 55 (2.04) 50 (2.27) 86 (3.19)
Shots 973 (33.55) 849 (31.44) 761 (34.55) 783 (29.00)
Shots Allowed 863 (29.76) 786 (29.11) 592 (26.91) 771 (28.56)
Shot Percentage 10.2 9.9 11.2 12.5
PP 20/130 (15.4) 24/128 (18.8) 36/147 (24.5) 41/153 (26.8)
PK 133/164 (81.1) 126/145 (86.9) 74/91 (81.3) 109/129 (84.5)
SHG For/Against 7/2 7/3 7/1 4/5
Penalty Minutes 458 (15.8) 387 (14.3) 262 (11.9) 390 (14.4)
Leaders Boston College Boston University Harvard Northeastern
Points Matthew Gaudreau (26) Clayton Keller (29) Alexander Kerfoot (27) Dylan Sikura (46)
Goals Colin White (13) Keller (13) Sean Malone (13) Zach Aston-Reese (22)
Assists Gaudreau (20) P. Harper/J. Greenway (17) Adam Fox (23) Sikura (29)
Defenseman Casey Fitzgerald (5-14--19) Charlie McAvoy (3-12--15) Fox (2-23--25) Garrett Cockerill (6-19--25)
Goaltender Joseph Woll (14-8-1, 2.47, .921) Jake Oettinger (15-6-2, 1.79, .936) Merrick Madsen (15-5-2, 2.20, .918) Ryan Ruck (11-10-4, 3.15, .890)
  • Three of the four teams enter Monday’s action after Friday victories as Boston College won at New Hampshire, 6-4; Boston University edged UMass, 3-1; and Harvard downed Dartmouth, 5-2. Northeastern allowed three third-period goals in a 6-4 loss to UMass Lowell.
  • Three teams have captains from Massachusetts: BC’s Chris Calnan (Norwell), BU’s Doyle Somerby (Marblehead) and Harvard’s Devin Tringale (Medford). Northeastern assistant captain Brendan Collier hails from Charlestown.
  • The four teams have 28 combined Massachusetts natives on their rosters: Northeastern (9), BU (8), BC (6) and Harvard (5).
  • Three teams also have at least one Boston Bruins prospect on the roster: Harvard’s Ryan Donato and Wiley Sherman, BU’s Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and Charlie McAvoy, and BC’s Ryan Fitzgerald.
  • BC has won four straight games since suffering a Hockey East series sweep to BU on Jan. 16. Harvard is 4-0-1 in its last five.
  • Northeastern is the only team in college hockey to have three skaters with at least 40 points: senior Zach Aston-Reese (22-22—44), junior Dylan Sikura (17-29—46) and sophomore Adam Gaudette (17-24—41). All three Huskies rank in the top six nationally in terms of points per game, with Sikura tied with Union’s Mike Vecchione for the individual national lead.
  • On a similar note, BC is the only team in the country with six 20-point scorers, but the Eagles do not have a player averaging a point or more per game. Senior Matthew Gaudreau leads BC with 26 points, just two fewer than he scored in his first three collegiate seasons combined.
  • Harvard and Northeastern have the best offenses in their respective conferences, scoring 3.86 and 3.63 goals per game, respectively. Its power-play units rank fourth and third nationally, with the Huskies holding a slight advantage (26.8 percent) in that category.
  • Speaking of the power play, Northeastern has scored at least one power-play goal in 16 consecutive games.
  • Sikura was named Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Player of the Month and won consecutive Hockey East Player of the Week honors to end January. He scored 1.88 points per game (6-9—15) during the month and has factored into each of the Huskies’ last five game-winning goals, scoring three.
  • The Huskies have scored 37 goals in the first period, almost as many as they scored in all 41 games last season. Conversely, 36 of BU’s 84 goals have come in the third.
  • Northeastern has not won a Beanpot championship since 1988, but the Huskies have advanced to five of the last eight title games, including three of the last four. Last year, they fell 3-1 to BU in the semifinals, but beat Harvard in the consolation game, 5-1.
  • A win Monday night would mark the Huskies’ third straight against Harvard in the Beanpot, their longest streak since 1999.
  • Harvard is 8-0-0 this season when Donato scores a goal and 6-0-0 when he records an assist. The Crimson has also not lost (5-0-0) when junior Jake Horton scores.
  • Tonight’s second semifinal is a rematch of last year’s championship game, a 1-0 BC win in overtime. Alex Tuch, who made his NHL debut Saturday with the Minnesota Wild, scored the game-winning goal.
  • Should the Terriers win, it would mark their first regular-season sweep of BC since 1994-95. That year, BU won the national championship.
  • Six different BC players found the back of the net Friday night in Durham, N.H. Defenseman Luke McInnis’ second goal as an Eagle stood as the game-winner and was his first goal since Oct. 22 at Holy Cross. In his home state, J.D. Dudek tallied a goal and an assist to up his sophomore year point total to 17.
  • BU’s Clayton Keller was named National Rookie of the Month after he led Hockey East rookies with 11 points in January. Keller scored a goal and two assists on Friday, extending his current point streak to 14 games, the longest by a Terrier since Hobey Baker Award winner and current Buffalo Sabre in 2015.
  • Sophomore Bobo Carpenter has contributed to six of BU’s last nine game-winning goals, scoring two. The North Reading, Mass., native has four points in the last two games and has posted a point in eight of 11.