2014 NHL Playoffs: Boston College Eagles in the 2nd Round


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The first round is over, but the second round of the 2014 NHL Playoffs is replete with maroon and gold, with a number of Boston College Eagles still alive for the Stanley Cup.

In fact, only two ex-Eagles, Cam Atkinson and Paul Carey, were knocked out with their teams (Columbus Blue Jackets and Colorado Avalanche, respectively). All the rest who entered the Stanley Cup Playoffs are still standing.

Now, this is not a “rooting guide” and should not be construed as such. For example, I could say “the Montreal Canadiens have a Boston College Eagle on the team,” but petitioning the local fans to favor Le Club du Hockey accordingly would result in most unpleasant consequences for me. Most Boston College folk will probably be hoping for Brian Gionta’s swift and decisive dismissal from the proceedings.

Short of that, if you want to cheer for the others, feel free. The remaining Eagles in the Stanley Cup Playoffs are, alphabetically by locale:

Chicago Blackhawks

  • Ben Smith
    In Round 1: 2 points (1g, 1a), +4 rating in six games. Averaged over 15 minutes of ice time per game.

Will face: Minnesota Wild

Montreal Canadiens

  • Brian Gionta
    In Round 1: 3 points (1g, 2a), +3 rating in four games. Team captain; he got plenty of minutes.

Will face: Boston Bruins

New York Rangers

  • Brian Boyle
    In Round 1: 3 points (1g, 2a), +2 rating in seven games.

Chris Kreider

In Round 1

: Injured (broken hand); did not play.

Will face: Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Brian Dumoulin
    In Round 1: Did not play.
  • Brian Gibbons
    In Round 1: 2 goals, +2 rating in two games. 14:11 of ice time.
  • Brooks Orpik
    In Round 1: 2 points (1g, 1a), +5 rating in four games. Averaged well over 20 minutes of ice time per game.
  • Chuck Kobasew
    In Round 1: Did not play.
  • Philip Samuelsson
    In Round 1: Did not play.
  • Rob Scuderi
    In Round 1: No points, -2 rating in six games.
  • Will face: New York Rangers