No. 8 Massachusetts Minutemen (6-21-6, 5-16-6 Hockey East) vs. No. 1 Boston College Eagles (26-7-1, 20-6-1 Hockey East)
What: 2011 Hockey East Tournament Quarterfinals
Time: 7:00 EDT
Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Place: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Ma.
Internet Radio: BCEagles.com (Jon Rish play-by-play and Ken Hodge color)
Internet Video: www.hockeyeastonline.tv ($)
Opponents Blog: Fear The Triangle
Last Time Out: The Eagles defeated UNH 4-3 to capture the 2011 Hockey East regular season title.
Series: BC and UMass have previously met 60 times. Boston College holds a 47-10-3 edge in the all-time series.
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Boston College 2, Massachusetts 1 (Feb. 26, 2011)
Last Five Meetings:
W - at Boston College 2, Massachusetts 1 (February 26, 2011)
W - Boston College 4, at Massachusetts 3 (February 25, 2011)
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)
Trends: The Eagles have won nine straight over the Minutemen. The Eagles are 11-1-1 at home in Hockey East play this season, outscoring conference opponents 55-21. UMass is just 2-13-2 away from the Mullins Center this year, including a 2-9-2 record in conference play. BC's senior class of John Muse, Joe Whitney and Brian Gibbons is a ridiculous 14-1 in Hockey East Tournament play, including 2 Hockey East Championships.
Massachusetts's Leading Scorers: Jr. Daniel Hobbs (11-16-27), Jr. T.J. Syner (9-18-27), Fr. Michael Pereira (12-13-25)
Massachusetts's Leading Goaltender: Sr. Paul Dainton (6-16-5, 3.03 GAA, .909 SV%)
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Prediction: Boston College 4, Massachusetts 1