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BC-Northeastern Beanpot: Boston College Seeks 4th Straight Title

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BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston College Eagles will go for their fourth straight Beanpot Championship at the TD Garden on Monday night.

Standing in their way is a team that has already beaten them once this season; the Northeastern Huskies.

The Eagles and Huskies will battle it out for the 61st Beanpot on Monday, after BC defeated Harvard 4-1 and Northeastern shocked Boston University 3-2 last week.

Only two teams in the history of the famous Boston tournament have won four straight: BU rattled off six straight Beanpot Championships from 1995-2000, and four straight from 1970-1973.

Boston College won three straight Beanpot titles once before, from 1963-1965.

The Huskies are looking for their first Beanpot crown since 1988.

The Huskies beat the Eagles 3-1 back in October, with goaltender Chris Rawlings making 31 saves in the winning effort. But Boston College bounced back from that loss to win both of their other two matchups this season, 3-0 in October and 9-3 last month. Forward Steven Whitney netted his first collegiate hat trick in the January 19th meeting that saw the BC first line piled up 12 points.

Whitney scored in last week’s 4-1 win over Harvard, his team-leading fifth Beanpot goal of his career. BC’s six seniors are 7-0 in the Beanpot heading into Monday night’s championship tilt.

The Eagles are currently in first place of the Hockey East with 25 points, while the Eagles sit in last place with 11 points.

Tune in to BC-Northeastern in the Beanpot Final Monday night on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Coverage begins at 7:30p.m.!

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