Denver vs. Boston College live score, updates, highlights from 2024 NCAA hockey championship game

One of collegiate hockey’s greatest-ever lines is on the precipice of immortality, just one game away from a national championship.

Standing in its way is a harrowing sentry who has flicked away shots at will over the course of the Frozen Four.

Fables have been penned about far less. But when No. 3 Denver takes on No. 1 Boston College in the 2024 NCAA hockey title game, the masses will take notice, hoping to catch a glimpse of the NHL’s future talent today.

And there’s plenty of future talent on display. The Eagles (34-5-1) are a buzzsaw, leaving a trail of weary opponents in their path. They put the beatdown on Michigan in the Frozen Four semifinals to advance. Fueled by the freshman trio of Ryan Leonard (No. 8 pick in 2023 NHL draft), Gabe Perreault (No. 23 pick in 2023 NHL draft) and Will Smith (No. 4 pick in 2023 NHL draft), Boston College is bursting with dynamite with the puck in its grasp.

The Eagles will face quite the test in the Pioneers (31-9-3) and their star goaltender, Matt Davis. Davis has saved 104 of 107 saves in three games this playoffs, good for a .972 save percentage.

Will BC be able to crack the Great Wall of Davis? Only time will tell. Regardless, a great many will be tuned in, some for love of one program, others for the hatred of another.

Could there really be any other way?

The Sporting News is tracking live updates and results from Saturday’s Frozen Four final between Denver and Boston College.

Follow below for highlights from all the action as it happens from Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Denver vs. Boston College score

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Denver vs. Boston College live updates, results, highlights from 2024 NCAA hockey championship game

(All times Eastern).

End of second period: Denver 2, Boston College 0

7:26 p.m: GOAL! Zeev Burm lays the most delicate of prop passes to Rieger Lorenz after drawing two defenders. Rieger subsequently swept the puck into the net, doubling the Pios lead at two.

Denver 2, Boston College 0

7:24 p.m.: And he records another lat-ditch stunner, denying Aidan Thompson after the forward sidestepped a pair of Boston College markers. The Eagles just can’t get control in the second frame.

7:22 p.m.: Fowler keeps the Eagles in the game! He denies Wright’s forehand strike after another neutral zone giveaway.

7:14 p.m. GOAL! Denver opens the scoring! Jared Wright fires an effort off the post, which subsequently deflects off of Fowler’s back and trickles into the net.

Denver 1, Boston College 0

7:07 p.m.: The Eagles shut the door! They give up just one shot on target during the man advantage. Perhaps that can get their offense out of its relative stupor.

7:04 p.m.: McKade Webster takes a big shot while attempting to corral the puck on the boards. The Pios will get on the power play for two minutes.

7:00 p.m.: Davis continues to showcase his might on the big stage. He just denied Colby Ambrosio a goal on his glove side, snagging an unruly effort after surrendering a tasty rebound.

End of first period: Denver 0, Boston College 0

6:38 p.m.: Denver failed to record a shot in the final eight minutes of the first period. However, the Pios escaped the action without surrendering a goal. Swings and roundabouts, I suppose…

6:23 p.m.: Davis putting on a glowing performance thus far. Has already made a handful of stunning stops to deny the Eagles’ fervent attack. Boston College starting to find its footing as we approach the latter portions of the first period.

6:16 p.m.: Davis denies Smith on the breakaway! Hockey’s hottest goaltender comes up big after Perreault finds Smith with a delicate touch pass. We’re still even at 0 with a little more than 11 minutes left in the first period.

6:12 p.m.: Excellent save by Fowler, who flicks away another goal-bound effort after the Eagles surrendered possession in their own territory.

6:06 p.m.: Each side already presented with gilt-edged chances. First, the Pioneers took advantage of a neutral ice turnover to get a clear look at goal. It was subsequently batted away by Jacob Fowler.

Shortly thereafter, the Eagles cut through the Pios defense, nearly finding the back of the net after the puck was swept from right to left. However, their effort caromed off the side of the goal frame.

6:03 p.m.: And we’re off! A champion will be crowned tonight!

5:53 p.m.: Few sides have contained more upper-echelon talent than the Eagles. Will they be able to capture gold and stop the drought of “loaded” sides in the Frozen Four?

5:49 p.m.: Twenty-three straight wins between Denver and Boston College heading into Saturday’s clash. Something’s gotta give in this one.

5:40 p.m.: Boston College is teeming with talent, namely in its all-freshman first line. Forwards Ryan Leonard, Gabe Perreault and Will Smith are averaging about five points a game between them.

5:20 p.m.: Here’s a look at the forward lines and defensive pairings for Denver and Boston College ahead of tonight’s game.

Denver vs. Boston College start time

  • Time: 6:00 p.m. ET

The NCAA Championship game between Denver and Boston College begins at 6 p.m. ET from Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

How to watch Denver vs. Boston College

  • TV channel: ESPN2
  • Live stream (U.S.): ESPN+, Fubo
  • Live stream (Canada): TSN+

All three Frozen Four games, including the championship, can be watched on ESPN2. Cable cutters can stream the game on ESPN+ or Fubo, which offers a free trial, in the United States. Canadian viewers can stream the game on TSN+.

Where is the 2024 Frozen Four?

  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Venue: Xcel Energy Center

Denver vs. Boston College odds

  • Denver: +220
  • Boston College: -298
  • O/U: 6.0

Boston College is the favorite, according to BetMGM.

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