BC handles Harvard in Beanpot semis

BOSTON -- Boston College earned a shot at its fourth consecutive Beanpot title by beating Harvard, 4-1, in Monday's nightcap at TD Garden.

BC will face Northeastern, in search of its first Beanpot crown since 1988, in next Monday's championship game.

BC's Quinn Smith scored the game's first two goals, and Michael Matheson made it 3-0 at 19:09 of the second period with a power-play goal.

Danny Biega pulled Harvard within 3-1 midway through the third period, but BC iced the win on Steven Whitney's strike with 5:02 to play.

BC improved to 15-7-2 on the season, while Harvard fell to 5-14-1.