Harvard plays Boston University on Feb. 8 in the first round of the tournament, while Northeaster will take on Boston College.
BU is a club team, while B.C. is in the ECAC basement with a record of 1-14-1. Only the most unlikely of upsets will prevent a Northeastern-Harvard rematch in the finals on Harvard ice.
With the fiercely competitive spirit and physicality that both teams bring to the ice when they face off, all bets are off for their next meeting.
Saturday's game "sweetens the pot for the Beanpot in a week," she said.