The Best Beanpot game I have ever seen! Given that BC's great defense was going up against Harvard's goalie Kyle Richter, I figured this would be a very low scoring game (I predicted 2-0 Harvard if you recall). I was wrong. TD Banknorth Garden and the city of Boston last night saw an offensive showdown.
BC started the scoring early in the first when they took a 1-0 lead. Harvard battled back in the first though and the period ended with harvard up 2-1. To start the second period, BC jumped out, tied it up, and then took the lead 3-2. Harvard tied it up early in the third period with a knuckle-ball drive from the point. Boston College then got two very ugly goals (ugly goals still count just as much as beautiful ones). BC had a 5-3 lead late in the third. Harvard, however, did not give up. With some help from the referee, Harvard had a two on one man rush and got their fourth goal. Then with under four minutes to play, Alex Biega's drive from the blue line was redirected in by Mike Taylor. With the game tied 5-5 the beanpot championship went into overtime. BC dominated overtime. Seven minutes in, a shot hit off Kyle Richter and bounced right in front of the goal. A Harvard defenseman was there but his stick got caught up with a BC forward and BC freshman Nick Petrecki got to the puck and shot it in.
Although I am a Harvard fan, I recognize that most of Bruins Nation was probably rooting for BC. So congratulations to the Boston College Eagles for winning the 2008 Beanpot.