The first round of the 59th Annual Beanpot is set to begin Monday night at 5 p.m. EST. Harvard will face Northeastern in the early game and Boston University will battle Boston College in the late game at 8 p.m. Here's a look at the Harvard-Northeastern match-up.
Teams: Harvard (4-17) and Northeastern (8-11-6) will square off in a first-round match-up.
Date/Time: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 5:00 p.m. EST.
Broadcast Information: Both of Monday night's games will be broadcast on NESN. Don Orsillo will serve as the play-by-play announcer with Andy Brickley serving as the color commentator. Naoko Funayama will provide rinkside reports. The games can also be heard on the radio on WHRB-FM 95.3.
Location: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts. The home of the Boston Bruins of the NHL and the Boston Celtics of the NBA will serve as the home of Boston's prestigious college hockey tournament tonight and next Monday night.
Odds: The pregame odds, according to 5Dimes, lists Northeastern as a 1.5-goal favorite over Harvard.
Series History: Harvard is 13-6 in games against Northeastern in the first round of the Beanpot. In scenarios where Northeastern and Harvard meet in the first round, such as on Monday night, Harvard has won five Beanpot title while Northeastern has only won once.
Harvard In The Beanpot: Harvard has a 48-68 record all-time in the tournament and has won 10 Beanpot titles. The Crimson have amassed 425 goals for compared to 461 goals against in the Beanpot. The last time Harvard won the Beanpot was in the 1992-93 season. Harvard has finished second 15 times, third 13 times and fourth 20 times.
Northeastern In The Beanpot: Northeastern is 33-83 all-time in the Beanpot and has won the tournament title only four times. The Huskies have 356 goals for and have allowed 574 goals in tournament history. The last time that Northeastern won the Beanpot was in the 1987-88 season. Northeastern has finished second nine times, third 16 times and fourth 29 times.