After all the late-night excitement that came with Minnesota's last-second win against North Dakota in its semifinal, the Gophers must come back down to earth in time to focus on Union in Saturday's championship game.
Wisconsin planned to take what it could get. Unfortunately for the Badgers, Boston College had other plans. The Eagles set the pace early and never looked back, clinching their fourth NCAA men's hockey title.
As the Eagles prepare to play Miami in the Frozen Four's second national semifinal at Ford Field on Thursday (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2 HD), the puck possession style that the RedHawks favor will be in stark contrast to BC's puck movement system.
Friday's game between Boston College and Boston University was already huge considering their history and the Hockey East playoffs at stake. But a Fenway Park setting makes this rivalry matchup even more meaningful.