With a trip to the National Championship game on the line, Union’s heart, tenacity, and skill prevailed over the finesse and star power of Boston College as the Dutchmen defeated the Eagles 5-4 Thursday evening at the Wells Fargo Center.
Philadelphia Flyers (41-29-9) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (43-27-9), 7:30pm, CSN-Philly/SUN The Philadelphia Flyers may have guaranteed a playoff appearance with their win on Tuesday over the Florida Panthers, but the work in the regular season isn't complete. Starting with their game tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Florida, the Orange and Black are not only trying to jump over the New York Rangers in the standings, they are also trying to avoid falling into one of the two wild card spots. With three games remaining in the regular season, where will the Flyers finish in the standings.
Jake Virtanen (R) is a top prospect for the 2014 NHL Draft (Photo c/o Don Healy, Regina Leader-Post)
NHL top prospect Jake Virtanen knows a thing or two about the whole draft process. The Calgary Hitmen selected Virtanen number one overall in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. While it’s not on the same level as the NHL draft, Virtanen’s experience a few years back should help him come June.
With the Frozen Four set to begin this Thursday in Philadelphia, there has been plenty of talk about how Minnesota and North Dakota hate each other, about how good “Johnny Hockey” is and how resilient and dominant Union has been this season. With all that being said, does all of that banter really matter? Remember folks, this is college hockey where the unpredictable tends to become a reality. Below, I preview all four teams and provide some interesting facts about the four squads.
On April 9, in Game 79 of the season, the Flyers locked up the playoff spot Giroux guaranteed with a 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers. Naturally, as he has done several times already in his career, the captain played a big role in the win.