Last night, both teams starring BC alums won their playoff openers. Pittsburgh (Andrew Orpik, Rob Scuderi, and Bill Guerin) thumped Philadelphia, 4-1 - and Bill Guerin dropped the gloves and won a convincing fight in the final seconds.
Meanwhile, the BC-heavy Devils bounced back from their late-season slump to down Carolina, 4-1.
The Bruins begin their quest tonight and I'm hoping for a long playoff run here in Boston.
The Trophy Case: BC's honors during my years at school
2006 - Commonwealth Classic Winner
2008 - Commonwealth Classic Winner
2008 - Caribbean Challenge Winners
2008 - Blue Sky Classic Winners
2008 - ICSA Women's National Champions
2008 - ICSA Co-Ed National Champions
2006 - Meineke Car Care Bowl Winner
2007 - Ireland Trophy
2007 - ACC Atlantic Division Champions
2007 - Champs Sports Bowl Winner
2008 - Ireland Trophy
2008 - ACC Atlantic Division Champions
2007 - ACC Regular Season Champions
2007 - ACC Tournament Champions
2006 - Sweet Sixteen
2008 - Sweet Sixteen
2007 - Beanpot Champions
2007 - Frozen Four
2009 - Beanpot Champions
2007 - Hockey East Tournament Champions
2007 - Frozen Four
2007 - Mariucci Classic Champions
2008 - Beanpot Champions
2008 - Hockey East Tournament Champions
2008 - Frozen Four
2008 - National Champions
Games I Attended in '07-'08
Overall: 51-30-11 + 12 non BC + spring football = 105 games
Home: 40-25-6 + spring game
Non-BC NCAA Games: 12
Men's Hockey: 13-6-5
Women's BBall: 8-2
Football: 6-1 + spring game
Men's BBall: 6-4
Women's Hockey: 8-11-5
Men's Soccer: 1-2-1
Field Hockey: 0-1
Women's Soccer: 0-1
Stadiums/Fields Seen 07-08
Conte Forum [BC] - (49)
Alumni Stadium [BC] - (8)
TD Banknorth Garden - (7)
Shea Field, Baseball [BC] - (6)
Newton Soccer Field [BC] - (6)
Walter Brown Arena [BU] - (4)
Shea Field, Softball [BC] - (4)
Matthews Arena [NU] - (3)
DCU Center [Worcester] - (3)
Schneider Arena [PC] - (2)
Ridder Arena [Minnesota] - (2)
UConn Hockey Arena [Conn] - (2)
Agganis Arena [BU] - (2)
Tsongas Arena [UML] - (1)
Whittemore Center [UNH] - (1)
Mariucci Arena [Minnesota] - (1)
Bright Arena [Harvard] - (1)
Harvard Stadium [Harvard] - (1)
Newton Field Hockey [BC] - (1)
Houston Field House [RPI] - (1)
Games I attended in 06-07
OVERALL 67-27-3 = 97 games
M Hockey 17-6-1
M Basketball 14-4
W Hockey 13-6-2
W Basketball 6-3
W Soccer 3-1
M Soccer 3-1
W Lax 0-1
Men's Hockey, 4/12/08 - National Champs.
Football, 10/26/07 - BC rallies with two touchdowns in the last 2:11 to win at Virginia Tech and maintain their #2 ranking. Students spill out of the dorms and have an impromptu celebration all over campus. What a night. WOW.
Men's Hockey, 3/30/08 - BC scores 3 goals in 1:58 to come from an 0-2 deficit to a 3-2 lead late in the 2nd against Miami in the NCAA regional final.
Men's Hockey, 3/30/08 - Joe Whitney's ridiculous diving goal sends BC to the Frozen Four, beating Miami 4-3 in OT.
Men's Hockey, 3/21/08 - Benn Ferriero's 3OT goal caps a comeback against UNH in the Hockey East semifinals at the Garden.
Men's Hockey, 2/11/08 - Nick Petrecki's OT goal wins the Beanpot for BC!
Football, 9/1/07 - BC scores a touchdown to tie the game at 21 right before half time against Wake. BC wins 38-28
Men's Hockey, 11/30/07 - BU goalie Karson Gillespie gets sent to the box by Benedetto for a swan dive... piss-your-pants laughter follows
Men's Hockey, 3/15/08 - Nate Gerbe's amazing penalty shot goal makes it 4-0 BC over PC in Game 2 of the HE QFs
Men's Hockey, 2/4/08 - Gerbe slays BU in overtime
Men's Hockey, 3/22/08 - BC cruises to another Hockey East title, beating UVM 4-0
Men's Hockey, 3/29/08 - BC gets past the Gophers 5-2 in the NCAA tournament.
Men's Hockey, 3/15/08 - BC sweeps the Friars with a pair of 5-1 wins in the HE QFs to advance to the TD Banknorth Garden.
Women's Hockey, 2/29/08 - Eagles top PC 4-2 in the season's penultimate game to keep their playoff hopes alive. Stack with the ENG to ice it with 4 seconds left.
Women's Hockey, 1/4/07 - BC kills off a 5-on-3, Lindsay Wright aka CANADA scores a sick goal, and BC upsets #4 SLU 5-2
Women's Basketball, 1/6/07 - BC stuns NC State with a thrilling 1 point come-from-behind victory
Men's Soccer, 11/9/07 - BC clinches ACC reg. season title with a win at home against VT.
Women's Hockey, 01/12/08 - MN native Allie Thunstrom's goal with 1:30 to go gives BC a tie @ #4 Minnesota
Men's Hockey, 3/14/08 - BC blitzes Providence early and often en route to 5-1 win in Game 1 of HE QFs at BC
Men's Basketball, 12/23/07 - Tyrese Rice knocks down a floater with less than 5 seconds to play to give BC the 57-55 win over Northeastern.
Men's Hockey, 1/19/08 - Carl Sneep's goal in the 3rd ties BU 2-2; pandemonium in the student section
Football, 11/24/07 - BC finally snaps the long losing streak against the U.
Women's Hockey, 2/10/08 - BC's Stack scores in the 2nd to tie UNH 1-1. We lost, but that was a great moment.
Women's Basketball, 12/31/07 - Picco nails back to back three pointers as BC wins a thriller against NU
Baseball, 5/13/08 - BC rallies from big early deficit to beat UConn.
Softball, 3/26/08 - Fence Girl crashes into the fence, Thunstrom scores winning run, BC downs HC 4-3
Women's Hockey, 11/29/07 - A clutch goal with under a minute remaining by Stack gives BC a much needed point @ UConn
Women's Hockey, 3/15/08 - UNH tops St. Lawrence 3-2 in OT to give Hockey East a representative in the Frozen Four.
Men's Hockey, 11/30/07 - BC explodes for a 3-0 1st period lead en route to a 6-2 win over BU
Football, 10/7/07 - BC scores 31 points in the 2nd quarter against Bowling Green and rolls to 55-24 win - up to #4 in the country!