The second period was better for NU as they kept the Eagles off the scoresheet. But again, the Huskies were unable to find the back of the net.
Burt was lights out for BC, stopping 22 shots on the game and seven in a crucial second period. The Huskies had two power plays in the period but couldn’t convert.
She continually flashed leather, making stellar glove saves to rob the Huskies and keep them scoreless.
In the third period, the Eagles slammed the door and secured the Beanpot championship.
Senior forward Dana Trivigno potted a goal early in the frame and less than a minute later sophomore forward Kenzie Kent lit the lamp again. It was over for the Huskies.
“For the first time all year, we gave up after those two early goals,” Flint said.
BC piled it on after that, racking up three more goals in the period with a Trivigno hat trick, propelling them to a 7-0 victory and the sixth Beanpot title in school history.
Flint said that the scoreboard didn’t reflect his team’s talent level.
“I feel that they’re not seven goals better than us,” he said.
The Huskies tried to turn the tide in the final frame, but couldn’t get enough offensive firepower and ended up being shutout for just the second time this season.
When the clock ran out, the Eagles bench stormed the ice, tossing gloves and helmets into the air while the Huskies could do nothing but stand and watch.
In the awards ceremony, Trivigno was named the tournament’s MVP after her three-goal performance, and Katie Burt was crowned the Beanpot’s best goalie.
The Huskies will have a chance for revenge on Friday afternoon as they travel to Chestnut Hill in a rematch of the final.
Despite the blowout loss on Tuesday, Flint doesn’t see a need to change up the roster too much for Friday’s showdown.
“I don’t want to blow things up,” he said. “We won 14 straight. Sooner or later it had to come to an end, and it came to an abrupt one tonight.”
Photo courtesy Jim Pierce, Northeastern Athletics.