Weekend Picks: March 17

Well, I did well again last week in my postseason picks, going 4-0. In the postseason, I’ve gone 31-12, and on the year, I am 417-104-56.

We’ve got three games left. Let’s see how I do. I’ll pick the semis today, and post my picks for the finals Saturday morning.

Friday, March 18

Clarkson versus Boston College
This is arguably the toughest team that BC will have played to day. Clarkson can play stifling defense, as seen last week, though Quinnipiac doesn’t have quite the same caliber of relentless offense that BC does. I’m picking the Eagles in a close one. Boston College 3-1

Minnesota versus Wisconsin
They’ve played five times, with Wisconsin winning three, including the WCHA championship game a couple of weeks ago by a 1-0 score. This game comes down to goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens. She’s riding a streak of five straight shutouts. I don’t think she’ll blank Minnesota again, but if she keeps the Gophers under two, the Badgers win. Something tells me though that Kessel inspires the Gophers to come out on top. Minnesota 3-2