Muse, Boston College top BU in Beanpot final
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Barry Almeida picked up the game-winning goal early in the third period, as Boston College held off a late Boston University rally to post a 4-3 victory in the championship game of the 58th annual Beanpot from TD Garden.
Steven Whitney, Carl Sneep and Chris Kreider also scored for the Eagles, who bested Harvard last Monday and won their second Beanpot in three seasons.
John Muse, who took home tournament MVP honors, stopped 31 shots in the victory for BC, which won the title for the 15th time in school history.
Kevin Shattenkirk, David Warsofsky and Colby Cohen tallied for the Terriers, who topped Northeastern to gain the final but failed to take home a 30th title.
Kieran Millan took the loss after allowing four goals on 32 shots.
Almeida scored high to the glove side from a 2-on-1 rush for a 4-1 Eagles edge at the 4:22 mark of the third, but Warsofsky answered with a short-handed goal at nine minutes even.
BU had the goaltender pulled during a power play, and Cohen stashed home a rebound with 2:46 remaining to make it a 4-3 contest.
Muse, though, made several key stops in the final 90 seconds to preserve the slim lead as the Terriers attacked 6-on-5.
Shattenkirk's wrister from the left circle gave BU a 1-0 lead with 6:24 left in the first period, but Whitney knotted the game for BC with 61 seconds played in the second on a shot which hit Millan in the shoulder and bounced in.
Sneep took a failed clear off the right boards and fired inside the left post past Millan with 7:27 left in the second period for a 2-1 Eagles advantage.
Kreider gave BC a two-goal edge when he skated down the left side, faked out a Terriers defenseman while cutting toward the net and beat Millan with a backhander at 15:48.
In the consolation game, Northeastern topped Harvard, 4-1, behind a pair of third-period goals from Wade McLeod.
Tyler McNeely and Greg Costa also tallied for the Huskies, who have not won the tournament since 1985. Chris Rawlings made 27 saves.
Conor Morrison provided the lone score and Ryan Carroll allowed all four goals on 34 shots for the Crimson, who haven't taken home top honors since 1993.
02/08 22:59:59 ET