How is offense like a housecat? We begin by having Jerry York give us a great analogy to recap a great weekend of hockey here in Boston. The top four teams in Hockey East made it to the TD Garden for the HE semifinals and final. Hockey fans saw an awful lot this weekend.
First, you had Notre Dame's final game as a member of Hockey East. The Fighting Irish are off to the Big Ten after the NCAA Tournament. Their coach Jeff Jackson explained during a press conference that, while Hockey East had been welcoming to the folks from South Bend, it was never truly home. Perhaps it just felt that way after UMass-Lowell trounced Notre Dame in their semifinal matchup.
Friday night's second game was the always-heated Commonwealth Avenue rivalry, which now has a loud new chapter to their archive. A controversial finish nearly overshadowed an unforgettable third period. Hear what one of the central players involved in the ending controversy had to say about that fated final faceoff.
It all culminated in Saturday night's final, the fifth in a row for Lowell. Once in the middle of Hockey East, the University of Massachusetts campus has vaulted itself to a national powerhouse.