Montreal Canadiens: Lane Hutson's Two Assists Against Jacob Fowler, BC Powers BU To Beanpot Final

2024 Beanpot Tournament - Boston College v Boston University
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Montreal Canadiens top prospect Lane Hutson's two-assist performance against Boston College powered his Terriers to the Beanpot final against Northeastern University.

To sweeten that winning feeling, Hutson, Macklin Celebrini and the Terriers did it against Hutson's future teammate. Jacob Fowler, as you know is the starting goaltender for BC, the top-ranked college team. The win was an upset, as the number three ranked team, took home the finals clinching win in dramatic fashion.

The Terriers were in the driver's seat for most of the game, Fowler had to stand tall to keep his squad within reach. Hutson started the party early, serving up a feed on a silver platter for Celebrini. Then a little over two minutes later, he played set-up man again for a beautiful Celebrini tally.

BU had a 3-1 lead heading into the final period on Monday night, with Gabe Perreault putting BC on the board. Luke Tuch regained the two-goal lead. But the Eagles came out firing with a purpose and if not for a strong defensive effort, the Terriers could have been on the opposite side of the winner's circle.

Anyhow, Hutson and BU will face the reigning Beanpot champion Northeastern Huskies for Boston college hockey supremacy. While Fowler and the Eagles will match up against the Harvard University Crimson. You can't fault Fowler on the one-timer tally, that is just ridiculous from the projected number one overall 2024 Draft selection.

I hope Kent Hughes watched closely because adding a top-of-the-lineup left shot forward for Hutson to feed the puck to would be huge for the Habs.

The Boston hockey scene has already proven helpful for the Canadiens. Jordan Harris and Jayden Struble both played for the NU Huskies along with Cayden Primeau. And Luke Tuch joins the current crop of Boston college hockey products, including Hutson and Fowler, in the Canadiens system.

Celebrini would be a seismic addition for the Habs, if not him, BU commit Cole Eiserman is also an option. Or maybe just maybe, Hughes can pluck former BU Terrier and current Anaheim Duck Trevor Zegras from Pat Verbeek. Boston, while a bitter rival in the NHL, has been a massive help for the Habs and their ascension to becoming perennial contenders.

Beanpot. Frozen four. Then a nice contract with the Habs would be poetry in motion for the Habs and Hutson. I think I speak for all Habs fans, thank you, Boston. It would be so beautiful to get another gift or two - Celebrini and Eiserman? Haha, I know, I'm dreaming.

Look at the current roster - that is why I have such unlikely, if not crazy dreams.