2012-13 Boston College Hockey: Northeastern Game Thread (7 PM, GoNUxStream)

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The defending National Champion Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey team begins its title defense on Saturday at Northeastern. The puck drops at 7 PM.

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No. 1/2 Boston College Eagles (0-0-0, 0-0-0 Hockey East) vs. Northeastern Huskies (1-0-0, 1-0-0 Hockey East)

What: 2012-13 Boston College men's ice hockey season opener
Time: 7:00 PM Eastern
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Place: Boston, Ma.
Arena: Matthews Arena
Capacity: 4,666

TV: GoNUxStream will have a live video broadcast of the game for free. In HD.
Online Audio: bceagles.com
Announcers: Adam Kaufman (play-by-play) and Ken Hodge (analyst)

Series: BC and Northeastern have previously met 216 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 155-47-14.
Last Meeting: Boston College 7, Northeastern 1 (Feb. 6, 2012, 2012 Beanpot)
Last Meeting in Beanpot:
Boston College 4, Northeastern 3 (OT) (Oct. 22, 2011)

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 7, Northeastern 1 (Feb. 6, 2012, 2012 Beanpot)
W - Boston College 2, Northeastern 1 (Jan.14, 2012)
W - Boston College 2, Northeastern 1 (Nov. 11, 2011)
W - Boston College 4, Northeastern 3 (OT) (Oct. 22, 2011)
W - Boston College 5, Northeastern 4 (Mar. 18, 2011, Hockey East Semifinals)

Trends: Boston College is currently riding a 19 game winning streak and a five game winning streak over the Huskies. The Eagles owned a 4-0 record in 2011-12 vs. Northeastern, outscoring NU 15-6 in those games. The Huskies come into the game having won the league opener on Wednesday night at Matthews Arena, 4-2.

Random fact: BC and Northeastern faced one another four times last season in four different arenas -- Matthews Arena, Conte Forum, Fenway Park and TD Garden.

Northeastern's Returning Scorers: So. Ludwig Karlsson (10-16-26), Sr. Garrett Vermeersch (10-14-24), Sr. Vinny Saponari (7-16-23)
Northeastern's Returning Goaltender: Sr. Chris Rawlings (12-14-5, 2.71 GAA, .916 SV%)

Leave your thoughts on the game below. Hockey! Trophies! Go Eagles!

Prediction: Boston College 3, Northeastern 2

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