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Live Women’s Beanpot updates: Skylar Irving scores in OT as Northeastern defends title with 2-1 win over BU in historic TD Garden final

Irving’s second goal of the game was set up by defenseman Megan Carter, who fed an outlet pass to Katy Knoll, who slid the puck across to Irving. The junior from Kingston, Massachusetts, did the rest, ripping a shot past BU goalie Callie Shanahan.

The jumbotron hangs above the ice with players from BU lined up in a row on the left and players from Northeastern lined up in a row on the right.
Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Two in a row and a record 19 overall. The Northeastern Huskies are Women’s Beanpot champions again!

Skylar Irving’s second goal of the game 27 seconds into overtime gave Northeastern a 2-1 victory over Boston University in Tuesday night’s final — the first played at TD Garden.

Irving’s game-winner was set up by defenseman Megan Carter, who fed an outlet pass to Katy Knoll, who sped over the blue line and saucered the puck right to left across to Irving.

The junior from Kingston, Massachusetts, did the rest, collecting the puck on her backhand, transitioning to her forehand and flipping a quick shot over the right pad of BU goalie Callie Shanahan.

That set off a wild celebration. The Northeastern bench emptied and the crowd of 10,633 — a record for women’s hockey in New England — cheered. Of course, the Northeastern pep band played “Stacy’s Mom.”

Amid the sea of gloves, helmets and sticks, Northeastern School of Law graduate and Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healy presented the Huskies with the coveted Beanpot trophy along with Boston Mayor Michelle Wu.

Irving was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Her first goal Tuesday, assisted by Abbey Marohn and Rylie Jones, gave Northeastern a 1-0 lead with 35.2 seconds left in the second period.

Catherine Foulem pulled BU even with 57 seconds remaining in regulation with the Terriers’ net empty.

Northeastern’s Gwyneth Philips, who won the Bertagna Award for the second straight year as the tournament’s most outstanding goaltender, stopped 23 shots in the victory.

BU ties it with 59 seconds left; Huskies and Terriers heading to overtime

Overtime. Would you expect anything less?

Catherine Foulem’s goal with 59 seconds left in the game pulled Boston University even with Northeastern in Tuesday night’s Women’s Beanpot final — the first to be played at TD Garden.

The Huskies (15-9-1) are chasing their second straight title and 19th overall.

Skylar Irving’s goal, assisted by Abbey Marohn and Rylie Jones, gave Northeastern a 1-0 lead with 35.2 seconds left in the second period.

Northeastern’s Gwyneth Philips stopped 23 shots in regulation.
Callie Shanah made 28 regulation saves for Boston University (11-10-3), which pulled the goalie with 3 minutes left.

Northeastern leads Boston University, 1-0, with 10 minutes to go

Ten minutes to another Huskies’ championship!

Defending champion Northeastern leads Boston University midway through the third period in this historic Women’s Beanpot final — the first to be played at TD Garden.

Skylar Irving’s goal, assisted by Abbey Marohn and Rylie Jones, with 35.2 seconds left in the second period gave the Huskies the lead.

Northeastern’s Gwyneth Philips has stopped all 20 shots she’s faced so far.

Callie Shanah has made 23 saves for BU.

Skylar Irving gives Northeastern a 1-0 lead over Boston University

Skylar Irving’s goal with 35.2 seconds left in the second period has given defending champion Northeastern a 1-0 lead over Boston University in the Women’s Beanpot championship — the first to be played at TD Garden.

Defenseman Abbey Marohn kept the puck in the Terriers’ zone at the right blueline and fed it to Irving at the top of the circle.

Irving did the rest, cutting to her right before beating BU goalie Callie Shanah with a hard wrist shot.

Rylie Jones picked up the second assist.

Northeastern’s Gwyneth Philips has stopped all 19 shots she’s faced so far.

Philips made several big saves to kill a BU power play she created when she was whistled for a roughing penalty with 4:30 left.

Earlier in the period, Philips again made a glove save on a one-timer by Christina Vote look routine.

Northeastern, Boston University still scoreless at midway point

The Women’s Beanpot championship between Northeastern and Boston University — the first to be played at TD Garden — is scoreless at the midway point.

The Terriers are outshooting the Huskies, 13-11, with 10 minutes left in the second period.

Northeastern killed the first power-play of the period when Megan Carter was whistled for cross-checking 7 minutes in.

Gwyneth Philips made a save on BU’s Maeve Kelly look routine.

Northeastern took the first three shots of the period before the Terriers’ Madison Cardaci finally tested Philips 5:30 in.

The Huskies did a nice job of keeping play along the walls in the defensive zone.

Northeastern’s best scoring chance came when Allie Lalonde’s backhander rang off the right post two minutes in.

Northeastern, Boston University scoreless after first period

The Women’s Beanpot championship between Northeastern and Boston University — the first to be played at TD Garden — is scoreless after one period.

Gwyneth Philips made eight seven saves for the Huskies, while Callie Shanahan stopped eight shots for the Terriers.

Both teams have had quality scoring chances.

The best of the first period came off the stick of BU’s Brooke Disher, whose one-timer from just outside the crease was stopped by Philips’ left pad.

Moments later, Shanahan stopped Allie Lalonde’s shot from the right hash.

Northeastern failed to convert on either of its power plays, including one in the closing minutes. 

The Huskies entered the game converting 19.1% of their power plays (13 for 68).

Philips sharp in goal as game remains scoreless midway through first

Northeastern goalie Gwyneth Philips has been very sharp early on in the Women’s Beanpot final.

The fifth-year student faced a flurry of Boston University shots early on, but stood tall.

The Terriers held a 4-3 shots advantage midway through the first period.

Much of Northeastern’s success starts with Philips, who owns a 1.12 GAA and .955 save percentage.

Philips is tied for second in the NCAA with five shutouts, including the 1-0 win over Harvard in the Beanpot semifinals.

Big crowd for Northeastern-Boston University championship game

A crowd of about 10,000 is in attendance for tonight’s historic Women’s Beanpot championship game between Northeastern and Boston University at TD Garden.

Of course, Husky fans outnumber Terriers fans — the Dog House travels — but there were plenty of both.

Northeastern is wearing its red uniforms, Boston University its whites.

The puck dropped at 8:31 p.m. after the consolation game was decided by a shootout. Harvard defeated Boston College, which were deadlocked, 2-2, after regulation and a five-minute overtime.

Harvard upsets Boston College in shootout to win consolation game

Boston College (13-8-4) entered the Women’s Beanpot as the highest-ranked team in the tournament.

But the Eagles finished fourth, losing in a shootout to Harvard (5-15-1) in Tuesday’s consolation game.

BC entered the game ranked 13th in the PairWise rankings, while the Crimson were ranked 36th.

Harvard took the lead with a shorthanded goal midway through the third period before BC tied it in the closing minutes.

The teams combined for 90 shots — 49 for Harvard and 41 for BC — in regulation and overtime.

The Crimson only managed nine shots against Northeastern in last Tuesday’s semifinal.

Northeastern vs. Harvard: 5 keys to a Huskies victory

Northeastern (15-9-1) will look to defend its Women’s Beanpot title and win its record 19th championship when the Huskies face off against Boston University (11-10-3) at 8 tonight.

The game is the first Women’s Beanpot final to be held at TD Garden.

Boston College and Harvard will meet in the consolation game at 5 p.m.

No. 14 Northeastern defeated Harvard, 1-0, and BU prevailed over BC in a shootout after a 3-3 tie in last Tuesday’s semifinals.

Northeastern Global News will provide live updates and analysis before, during and after the game.

Here are five keys to a Huskies’ victory over the Terriers…

Close, closer and closest…

Northeastern and Boston University have played three times this season with the Huskies winning all three games — but they have been progressively closer.

Northeastern beat BU, 4-1, on Oct. 6, and 2-0 on Oct. 7, then 2-1 in overtime on Dec. 1.

The Huskies hope to reverse that trend tonight.

Philips among the NCAA’s best

Much of Northeastern’s success starts with goalie Gwyneth Philips, who owns a 1.12 GAA and .955 save percentage.

Philips is tied for second in the NCAA with five shutouts, including the 1-0 win over Harvard in the Beanpot semifinals.

Philips has been in goal for all three of the Huskies’ wins over BU this season with a .975

save percentage and 0.65 GAA in those games.

Huskies’ penalty? What penalty?

Northeastern has been shorthanded 67 times this season and only allowed five goals. That’s the second best penalty kill in the nation (92.5%) and tops in Hockey East.

Meanwhile, the Huskies are converting on 19.1% of their power plays (13 for 68).

Peyton Anderson and Allie Lalonde lead the way with three power-play goals each.

Success between the Beanpot

Northeastern defeated the University of New Hampshire, 2-1, on Friday night at Matthews Arena. Anderson and Lalonde scored the Huskies’ goals while Philips made 24 saves.

BU is currently riding a three-game unbeaten streak after sweeping Vermont over the weekend. Lacey Martin leads the Terriers with 12 goals and 21 points.

Megan Carter nears milestone

The graduate student and team captain needs one point to catch Maureen Robinson (1989-93) for 10th place on Northeastern’s all-time points list for defenders. 

Carter has 69 points (14 goals, 55 assists) in 148 career games, including eight points this season.

David Nordman is executive editor of Northeastern Global News. Meghan Donovan and Mark Conti contributed to this story.