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Frozen Four 2012: Minnesota vs. Boston College Score Update: Eagles Lead 1-0 After First Period

The Minnesota Golden Gophers outshot the Boston College Eagles 10-5, but it was only the Eagles who were able to light the lamp in the first period of the second NCAA Frozen Four semifinal match up on Thursday.

The period's lone goal was scored by the Eagles' Steven Whitney, assisted on by Barry Almeida and Bill Arnold at the 6:03 mark. Boston College's Parker Milner stopped all 10 shots he faced in the first period.

Minnesota came up empty on the only power play of the game.

The winner will play Ferris State in the finals who won their semifinal game 3-1 earlier today.

Tonight's game begins at 7 p.m. CT and airs on ESPN2 live from Tampa. Follow me on Twitter for live game updates @gopherstate and this storystream throughout the tournament for updates on the road to Tampa. You can also follow The Daily Gopher for more Minnesota coverage, BC Interruption for more Eagles coverage and SB Nation's NHL hub for a national college hockey perspective.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.