NCAA Hockey Tournament 2012: Boston College Earns No. 1 Overall Seed After 15 Straight Wins

Riding a 15-game winning streak, the Boston College Eagles earned the No. 1 overall seed in the 2012 NCAA Hockey Tournament.

Boston College enters the NCAA Tournament with a 29-10-1 record after capturing the 2012 Hockey East Tournament with four consecutive wins, including a 4-1 victory over Maine in the final game.

Led by Chris Kreider (20 goals, 21 assists, 41 points), Johnny Gaudreau (19 goals, 20 assists, 39 points) and Barry Almeida (22 goals, 16 assists), the Eagles have not lost since Jan. 27.

Still, after all those wins, BC isn't perfect. In a "Hunger Games"-themed tournament preview, the SB Nation blog BC Interruption addressed the Eagles' flaws:

On paper, BC has all the tools capable of winning the Hunger Games. Speed, defense, solid goaltending. Winners of 15 straight, the Eagles truly are "the team on fire." But in practice, no one gives them a chance. Sure, they looked great during the regular season, but is that goaltending going to hold up? How many "tributes" that score highest actually win the Hunger Games? What chance do they have against Careers like North Dakota and Michigan? Mentor Jerry York (Haymitch) can only help so far.

View a full NCAA Hockey Tournament bracket here. For more coverage of the NCAA Hockey Tournament 2012, return to this StoryStream or visit SB Nation's NCAA Hockey Tournament hub. If you want further analysis and news regarding Boston College hockey, head to the SB Nation blog BC Interruption.

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