Boston College defeats Northeastern, 5-2

Besides a burning desire to win the coveted hardware, there's one thing each team has in common entering tonight's 51st Beanpot at the FleetCenter.

Namely, some momentum.

All four teams are coming off impressive performances. Boston University (5-0 over Merrimack Thursday) and Boston College (9-0 over the University of Massachusetts Friday) had dominating efforts at both ends of the ice, while Northeastern (over Providence) and Harvard (over Brown) were 3-1 winners Frid...

Jekabs Redlihs, a freshman defenseman, is from Riga, Latvia. His Boston University teammate, junior forward Frantisek Skladany, hails from Martin, Slovakia.

Boston College's No. 1 netminder - a Bruins prospect - is Matti Kaltiainen, of the Espoo, Finland, Kaltiainens.

The Beanpot, Chapter No. 51 set to open late tomorrow afternoon at the FleetCenter, no longer is just a bunch of homeboys and rent-a-Canadians darting up and down Causeway Street on a couple of reserved...

For one period, the magic of the Beanpot lived. The story was warm and fuzzy. The underdog Northeastern Huskies were up by a goal on Boston College after the first 20 minutes of last night's second game. And if you realized that the Huskies and Eagles were playing on the one-year anniversary of the Patriots beating the Rams in the Super Bowl, a Cinderella storyline seemed appropriate.

But the Eagles never bought into it.

"The game was way tilted toward NU the first 1...