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2010-11 Boston College Hockey: Massachusetts Game Thread (7:00 PM EDT, CBS3Now)

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No. 2 Boston College Eagles (22-7-1, 16-6-1 Hockey East) at Massachusetts Minutemen (6-18-5, 5-13-5 Hockey East)

Time: 7:00 EDT
Date: Friday, February 25, 2011
Place: Mullins Center (cap. 8,387), Amherst, Ma.
TV: CBS3Now
Internet Radio: BCEagles.com (Jon Rish play-by-play and Ken Hodge color)

Opponents Blog: Fear The Triangle

Last Time Out: The Eagles fell to Northeastern 2-1 to fall to 22-7-1 (16-6-1 Hockey East) on the season.

Series: BC and UMass have previously met 58 times. Boston College holds a 45-10-3 edge in the all-time series.
Last Meeting: Boston College 5, Massachusetts 0 (Feb. 4, 2011)
Last Meeting at Mullins Center: Boston College 7, Massachusetts 1 (Feb. 5, 2010)

Last Five Meetings:

W - at Boston College 5, Massachusetts 0 (February 4, 2011)
W - at Boston College 5, Massachusetts 2 (March 13, 2010)
W - at Boston College 6, Massachusetts 5 (March 12, 2010)
W - at Boston College 2, Massachusetts 1 (OT) (February 26, 2010)
W - Boston College 7, at Massachusetts 1 (February 5, 2010)

Trends: The Eagles have won seven straight over the Minutemen, and are 9-1-0 in their last 10 games against UMass. Since BC last faced UMass, the Minutemen have managed just one point -- a tie over Providence. Goalie Paul Dainton's goals against average has ballooned from 2.54 to 2.95.

Massachusetts's Leading Scorers: Fr. Michael Pereira (10-13-23), Jr. T.J. Snyer (8-15-23), Jr. Daniel Hobbs (8-14-22) 
Massachusetts's Leading Goaltender: Sr. Paul Dainton (6-13-4, 2.95 GAA, .910 SV%)

 

Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!

Prediction: Forecast = pain. Boston College 7, Massachusetts 2
Record-to-date: 18-9-0