BOSTON -- When the postseason comes, records can get thrown out the window.
UMass had been the talk of Hockey East ― and one of the top stories in all of college hockey ― all season long, but the top-seeded Minutemen fell flat in their first Hockey East semifinal game since 2007 as Boston College junior Joseph Woll pitched a 36-save shutout to lift his team to a 3-0 win.
On Saturday at 7 p.m., the No. 7 Eagles and No. 3 Northeastern will meet with a league title on the line for the first time ever. The nearby rivals have already met for a title at TD Garden this season as the Huskies bested BC to win their second consecutive Beanpot back on Feb. 11.