Harvard defeats Boston University, 9-6

The time on the scoreboard clock had finally expired, and when this tumultuous championship game of the 37th Beanpot was history last night in the steamy Garden, Harvard captain Lane MacDonald hoisted the trophy above his head and took that elusive victory skate around the rink.

"It was a real relief," he would say when the tumult subsided, "after being so frustrated for so long."

This was a time to exult, a time to savor the Beanpot. The Crimson, beaten in the openi...