|Friday night, Jack Parker's number|
That being said, I was at the game Friday night. That was a different team that has played in the second semester. It has seemed since the Beanpot that things have slowly been progressing. The team played UNH pretty tough and despite getting shutout two nights in a row by Notre Dame, they hung right with the Irish.
Speaking of the Irish, with the sweep of Northeastern last weekend and Notre Dame's overtime win against Boston College, the Terriers and Irish will meet in the first round of the Hockey East tournament. The new format this year sees the bottom six teams play a one game playoff to get the field of 11 down to 8.
Sixth seeded Maine will host Merrimack, 7th place Vermont have a date with 10th seeded UMass in Burlington and BU will travel back out to South Bend to face Notre Dame. UVM and UMass play Friday night on NESN and the other two games are on Saturday.