By Matt Nonan
With the first day of the 61st Boston Beanpot in the books, we thought we’d provide a few tidbits, news and leftover statistics from last night’s games.
* Prior to their game last night against Boston University, Northeastern University was 0-4 in the first round of the tournament against their crosstown rival since 2001. With a 3-2 victory, thanks to Kevin Roy’s hat trick, the Huskies are now 1-4.
* Since 2001, Boston College is 4-0 against Harvard University in the first round. The Eagles 4-1 victory was the same outcome in 2001 and 2004.
* Boston College and Northeastern last met in the tournament championship two years ago. The Eagles defeated the Huskies in overtime, 7-6.
* Since 2000, Northeastern has appeared in the title game four times. They have lost twice in overtime and three times to Boston University.
* Boston College has appeared in the championship 10 times since 2000, and is 5-5.
* In the title game, Boston College is 3-1 when an extra session is needed to determine the outcome. Their only overtime loss in the last 13 seasons came against Jack Parker’s squad in 2007.
Extra Stats from Boston University-Northeastern University:
* Boston University finished the contest 0 for 6 on the power play, while Northeastern ended 0 for 3.
* BU outshot NU, 34-26. Northeastern tallied three goals on 26 shots, while Boston University recorded two strikes off 34 shots.
* Roy recorded his first collegiate hat trick during this game.
Extra State from Boston College-Harvard University:
* Harvard’s Raphael Girard recorded 42 saves (second highest of the season) against the Eagles. Girard’s season-high is 44, which occurred against Yale University.
* Girard deflected 14 shots in each period. Boston College recorded 46 shots in the game, while BC’s Parker Milner turned away 19 of 20 shots.
* Milner’s 19 saves matches his save total from his team’s early season win against Notre Dame.
* Boston College is now 26-13 against Harvard in the Beanpot tournament. The Eagles have won 13 of their last 14 meetings against the Crimson, too.