On March 28, Boston College beat Yale in a rather unorthodox Northeast Regional final.
It was unorthodox because the Eagles allowed seven goals, but managed a 9-7 triumph to advance to the Frozen Four. After two weeks of hearing about their defense not being good enough to win a national championship, Boston College was ready to prove the "experts" wrong.
They did. Against two elite Division I programs, the Eagles played 120 minutes of hockey and only allowed one goal. Saturday night at Ford Field in Detroit, the Eagles shut down one of the nation's top offensive teams in Wisconsin. The 5-0 final gave BC their fourth national title, and their third since 2001.
With all due credit given to the Eagles, Wisconsin never looked right. Their passes weren't connecting, star players looked to be trying to do too much by themselves, and their goaltending, which was never a strong point, really wasn't very good. Scott Gudmandson had a very good season, and he clearly established himself as the Badgers' No. 1 option.