You would think that after nearly 250 Crimson articles over the last four years, banging out one last column would be a breeze. But when I sat down at my computer, I found myself, for nearly the first time, at a loss for words.
After falling behind, 3-0, in the first period, the Crimson (15-10-4, 14-5-3 ECAC) nearly sent the No. 2 Big Red (26-2-1, 20-1-1) to a winless weekend, ultimately falling, 4-3, on Senior Day at Bright Hockey Center.
When things didn’t go so hot at the beginning of this season, I started to doubt that the Crimson would even earn an invitation to the so-called dance. But as the calendar turns to February, it turns out that I’ve underestimated the team I’ve been covering for so long.
Conference play is back in full swing, though, and the playoff picture becomes clearer every week—although, of course, the regular-season champion has been all but a foregone conclusion since November. See who’s up, who’s down, and who’s essentially out in this week’s edition of the power rankings.
After two periods and nearly two dozen shots on goal, the Harvard women’s hockey team’s offense was understandably frustrated. But pair of quick goals to start the third period was all the offense the Crimson would need, as the defense held strong to preserve a 2-1 victory over St. Lawrence.