The highlight below is funny because it's the last game Northeastern will play this year
The Terriers move on to the Hockey East semifinals against familiar foe Boston College who is fighting for their NCAA tournament lives going into the game. Motivation should be no factor in a rivalry game like this but BC needs a win to have any chance of a NCAA berth and to beat BU once in the 2016-2017 season. BC certainly showed that with a 2 game sweep and thumping of UVM in the QF round. With that said, the biggest challenge for BU is that BC is so bad offensively it will be difficult for them to put themselves into the comfortable 2-0 hole that they dug themselves into against Northeastern both games this past weekend. BC has only scored two goals in three games against BU so it will take some real defensive breakdowns in order for them to score two goals in one game.
BU enters the game with a NCAA berth all but solidified but fighting for the best possible seeding. There is an outside chance at a #1 seed and also a higher 2 seed does favor BU since it will give them a better chance of staying in an east regional for the NCAA tournament if you care about that type of thing(I am personally pulling for Fargo). The most important thing for BU is to continue to play solid responsible postseason hockey and get better each game they play. They may be a young, immature team but when they are clicking, they are the best team in the country.