Boston College, along with Michigan, Union and North Dakota, were awarded No. 1 seeds for the 2012 NCAA men's hockey tournament.
Michigan State's come-from-behind win was entertaining. But BC's shootout with North Dakota gave the Show Me State something to talk about.
Michigan State is no stranger to comebacks. The Spartans erased a 2-0 deficit to hand Maine a convincing 4-2 loss in the NCAA semifinals.
The four teams remaining in the 2007 NCAA men's hockey tournament got to St. Louis in different ways. Now that they're here, they share the same goal.
Maine entered the NCAA Tournament coming off four consecutive losses to UMass. But with a healthy Ben Bishop between the pipes, the Black Bears reversed that trend to advance to the Frozen Four.
Minnesota, Notre Dame, Clarkson and New Hampshire earned No. 1 seeds in the 2007 NCAA men's hockey tournament.
UMass' weekend sweep of Maine gave the Minutemen home ice in the Hockey East quarterfinals. But they'll have to get past the Black Bears again to keep their NCAA hopes alive, writes David Albright.
Four weeks remain in the regular season, but New Hampshire's 2-1 victory over Maine on Saturday had the feel of playoff hockey, writes David Albright.
Early in the hockey season, there are always more questions than answers. Maine, however, is particularly adept at solving opponents, writes David Albright.
Low seed? No problem. The Maine Black Bears used their home away from home advantage to topple top seed Michigan State, writes David Albright.
Ride along with UMass-Lowell's men's hockey team as the River Hawks travel to Maine for a showdown with the Black Bears.
Maine lost its coach to cancer last September, but Shawn Walsh is still the driving force for the Black Bears.