Only two Boston College Eagles remain in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, and their team needs a win tonight to stave off a fate almost as bad as elimination.
Those who used to suit up in maroon and gold and are now playing professionally have done us all very proudly. Eagles athletics may not be elite in all things on the field of play or wherever it is they compete, but our hockey programs churn out some of the best of the best. A number of these young men have gotten the chance to compete at the highest level of their sport, and Chris Kreider and Brian Boyle are still alive for a chance at Lord Stanley’s Cup.
But you want to know just how well the ex-Eagles have done. Can’t blame you, really. Here is a breakdown of the points scored by each player in the 2014 NHL playoffs, not including tonight’s Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final at Madison Square Garden (this table is sortable):
Don’t strain yourself doing the math:
• 15 goals
• 24 assists
• 39 points
Considering that several of these players did not play at all, that’s not a bad haul for one school in the playoffs.
Though there are still at least a few more games left to play, right now, it would appear Boston College’s top performer has been Kreider of the New York Rangers. Remember, he came back to action only half-way through the second round against the Penguins.
If the Rangers don’t win tonight, however, his name likely will stay off the Stanley Cup for another year.