Massachusetts Minutemen (6-13-4, 5-8-4 Hockey East) at #1 Boston College Eagles (18-6-0, 14-5-0 Hockey East)
Time: 7:00 EDT
Date: Friday, February 3, 2011
Place: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Ma.
Internet Radio: BCEagles.com (Jon Rish play-by-play and Ken Hodge color)
Internet Video: Video stream available on a pay-per-view basis through BCEagles.com
Last Time Out: BC completed the regular season sweep of UMass-Lowell, winning 5-1 at Tsongas Arena to move to 18-6-0 on the season.
Series: Boston College holds a 44-10-3 edge in the all-time series.
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Boston College 5, Massachusetts 2 (March 13, 2010 -- Hockey East Quarterfinals)
Trends: The Eagles won all five games against the Minutemen last season (by a combined score of 23-10), and are 8-2 in their last 10 against UMass. UMass has lost its last five straight games at Conte Forum. BC is outscoring Hockey East opponents 37-13 at home.
Massachusetts' Leading Scorers: Fr. Michael Pereira (10-10-20), Jr. Daniel Hobbs (6-13-19), Jr. T.J. Snyer (7-11-18)
Massachusetts' Leading Goaltender: Sr. Paul Dainton (6-8-3, 2.54 GAA, .921 SV%)
The Eagles look to continue their recent dominance over the Minutemen as they host UMass in their Beanpot Tournament warmup. It's the first of three regular season games with Massachusetts. Will we see a pre-Beanpot letdown? BC is just 2-2-2 in the last six seasons in Hockey East games before the Beanpot Tournament's first round. Or will number one keep things rolling and get the W?
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Prediction: Boston College 5, Massachusetts 2