What happened?? Boston College Hockey loses to Providence 5-1 at Conte Forum


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That was embarassing. There is no way around it, especially at Conte Forum. Seriously!?!? A 5-1 loss to the Friars!?!?!?

I am really not much for talking about Providence scoring FIVE straight goals, breaking an 18 game winless streak against the Eagles. There is literally no point to it.

What we as Boston College fans must hope is that this is just an aberration and that the Eagles will kick it into gear by the time the NCAA tournament rolls around, but you never know. This could easily turn into another 2011 playoffs, with the lack of consistency the boys have been showing recently on the ice.

But Boston College faithful:please don’t fret!! Now I don’t want to get off on a rant here, but seeding literally doesn’t matter. If you are not meant to win the tournament, you won’t win it anywhere you’re placed. That is the bottom line. Do the New York Giants care about wherever they are ever placed in a playoff bracket? Heck to the no!! If you are so concerned about seeding, then your team can’t win. If you can’t win from the back of the pack, then you don’t deserve to win.

The basic thing we need to remember is that the Boston College Eagles WILL be in the NCAA tournament and I’m pretty sure they will do very well in the Hockey East tournament, if they don’t win it outright. I’ve got about as much faith in this team as George Michael would if he were to follow college hockey. We have a strong, strong squad, and I hear defenseman Patch Alber may be coming back in time for playoffs so we have that to look forward to.

So guys, don’t fret about this little downer and heed the words of Eddie Vedder. And if I hear one more person talk about pairwise rankings…………

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  • disqus_NwqLpbwhqX

    I’m just going to put this out there: you totally missed what happened in that game. Top blueliner Patrick Wey was a late scratch. Hockey East leading goal scorer Steven Whitney played a few shifts but then left with an injury he suffered in the Friday game. Without Whitney, all but ONE of the lines were shuffled and the offense never clicked. That and Whitney (and Quinn Smith) have been the only two consistent forwards for BC hockey lately. On top of that, Wey is a leader on the blue line. Without him, the Eagles had four freshmen, MacLeod and Danny Linell, who played both D and forward. One of the major reasons why they lost was because of injury (and to two top players) and that didn’t even register with you. Brush up on your reporting moving forward.

    • http://twitter.com/KeganSTG Kyle Egan

      Injuries happen and that is a part of the game. I did not feel like going into the nitty gritty of the game as that was unnecessary. But really two injuries does not mean a FOUR goal loss. Lets get real here. The team is inconsistent right now no matter who is out there. If you are a defending national champion and you lose an 18 game unbeaten streak by 4 goals, it is not because of two injuries, there is a deeper inconsistency.