Weekend Picks: March 4

Playoffs are always harder to pick than the regular season, especially the first week when it’s a best of three. Last week, I went 20-11, one of my worst showings on the week. My combined regular season and postseason record is still a respectable 406-103-56. Hopefully I can do better this week.

Friday, March 4

Robert Morris versus Mercyhurst
I have to go with the Lakers here, just based on the regular season results between the two. Mercyhurst 3-1

Penn State versus Syracuse
Expect the Orange to pull away and set up a 1-2 showdown. Syracuse 4-1

Saturday, March 5

Colgate at Clarkson
Call this my (minor) upset special. Colgate 3-2

St. Lawrence at Quinnipiac
All year, the Saints have beaten who they should and lost to who she should. That won’t change. Quinnipiac 2-1

Connecticut versus Boston College
Look for the Eagles to go to the championship. Boston College 4-2

Boston University versus Northeastern
Perhaps a change to a neutral venue helps the Terriers. Boston University 3-2

North Dakota at Minnesota
The Gophers stay hot in this one. Minnesota 4-1

Minnesota-Duluth versus Wisconsin
Duluth was a surprise last week, but Wisconsin is an order of magnitude more difficult. Wisconsin 4-2