WORCESTER, Mass. -- Good Saturday evening and welcome back inside DCU Center for the third and final game of the 2016 NCAA Northeast Regional. Boston College and Minnesota Duluth are set to battle it out in this evening's title game with a trip to the Frozen Four on the line.
Faceoff is set for 9 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU and ESPN3.com with John Buccigross, Barry Melrose, and Quint Kessenich on the call.
The Eagles are 11-4-1 all-time against Duluth as the teams enter their third all-time meeting in the NCAA Tournament tonight. Their last meeting in the national tournament came four years ago in this very game with BC earning a 4-0 victory en route to the 2012 national title.
BC built a 2-0 lead in the first period en route to a 4-1 win over Harvard last night, its 11th straight victory here in Worcester. Sophomore Alex Tuch and junior Austin Cangelosi each netted a pair of goals to provide all the offense for the Eagles.
Tuch's two-goal effort gave him a multi-point game for the sixth time this season. He has recorded points in 15 of the last 17 games and in four consecutive during BC's playoff run.
Duluth earned a 2-1 victory over Providence in double overtime in last night's opening semifinal game as sophomore Karson Kuhlman ended the longest game in Northeast Regional history at the 57-second mark of double overtime.
The Bulldogs fired a season-high 56 shots on goal on PC goaltender Nick Ellis in the contest, tied for eighth-most in tournament history. Sophomore Kasimir Kaskisuo earned the 36-save victory in goal, eclipsing the 30 mark for just the fourth time this season.
Here are tonight's lines:
Alex Iafallo - Dominic Toninato - Adam Johnson
Austin Farley - Tony Cameranesi - Karson Kuhlman
Kyle Osterberg - Jared Thomas - Austyn Young
Charlie Sampair - Cal Decowski - Parker Mackay
Andy Welinski - Neal Pionk
Carson Soucy - Willie Raskob
Willie Corrin - Brenden Kotyk
Teddy Doherty - Zach Sanford - Adam Gilmour
Ryan Fitzgerald - Colin White - Alex Tuch
Miles Wood - Austin Cangelosi - Christopher Brown
Travis Jeke - J.D. Dudek - Chris Calnan
Ian McCoshen - Casey Fitzgerald
Michael Kim - Steve Santini
Josh Couturier - Scott Savage