Over the weekend, the Eagles got back on track, downing UMass 4-3 and 2-1 to sweep the regular season series with the Minutemen. The wins give the Eagles a crucial four points in the Hockey East standings with just one regular season series remaining. The big one -- a home-and-home with first-place New Hampshire with the Hockey East regular season title on the line.
With the weekend victories, BC extends its winning streak to nine games over Massachusetts.
The Eagles got goals from Brian Gibbons, Barry Almeida, Jimmy Hayes and Paul Carey on Friday night, followed by goals from Almeida and Pat Mullane on Saturday.
John Muse stopped 17 and 24 shots, respectively, and picked up wins 20 and 21 on the season. Muse (21-5-1) has been a workhorse for the Eagles this season, and is just 4 wins away from tying his career best 25-11-8 record set during his freshman season. Muse's 83 wins place him second on the school's all-time wins list, behind only Scott Clemmensen's 99 wins. Though he can't beat Clem's all-time record, he can come pretty damn close with a deep NCAA Tournament run, which is an impressive feat in an of itself.
One all-time school record that is in reach for Muse is the all-time saves record -- 3,605, held by Greg Taylor (1993-1997). Muse currently sits at 3,523, needing just 83 saves to break the school record.
For the UMass perspective, check out Fear The Triangle's Friday and Saturday recaps.
The Eagles have the week off before facing first-place New Hampshire in the regular season finale. The Eagles are just 1 point behind the Wildcats heading into the weekend, after UNH managed three points in their weekend series against Northeastern.