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Hockey East Semifinals: Boston College Vs. Northeastern Game Thread (5:00 PM EST, NESN)

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No. 6 Northeastern Huskies (14-15-8, 10-10-7 Hockey East) vs. No. 1 Boston College Eagles (28-7-1, 20-6-1 Hockey East)

What: 2011 Hockey East Tournament Semifinals
Time: 5:00 EDT
Date: Friday, March 18, 2011
Place: TD Garden (cap. 17,565), Boston, Ma.
TV: NESN
Internet Radio: BCEagles.com (Jon Rish play-by-play and Ken Hodge color)

Last Time Out: Boston College 4, UMass 2

Series: BC and Northeastern have previously met 210 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 150-46-14.
Last Meeting: Northeastern 2, Boston College 1 (Feb. 19, 2011)
Last Meeting at TD Garden: Boston College 7, Northeastern 6 OT (Beanpot Championship -- Feb. 14, 2011)
Last Meeting in Hockey East Tournament: Boston College 7, Northeastern 1 (Hockey East Quarterfinals -- Mar. 9, 2007)

Last Five Meetings:

L - at Northeastern 2, Boston College 1 (February 19, 2011)
T - at Boston College 7, Northeastern 7 (OT) (February 18, 2011)
W - Boston College 7, Northeastern 6 (OT) (February 14, 2011)
W - Boston College 2, at Northeastern 0 (October 9, 2010)
W - at Boston College 7, Northeastern 1 (February 21, 2010)

Trends: The Eagles have earned a spot in the Hockey East semifinals for the seventh consecutive season. John Muse stopped 44 shots last week, tying Greg Taylor for the school's all-time saves record (3,605). BC's senior class of John Muse, Brian Gibbons and Joe Whitney improved to 12-1 in Hockey East Tournament play and 20-1 in postseason play. Over the weekend, Northeastern earned its first Hockey East Quarterfinals series victory since 1991.

Northeastern's Leading Scorers: Sr. Wade MacLeod (20-22-42), Sr. Tyler McNeely (12-19-31), Sr. Steve Silva (11-19-30)
Northeastern's Leading Goaltender: So. Chris Rawlings (12-13-8, 2.62 GAA, .921 SV%)

 

Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!

Prediction: Boston College 5, Northeastern 3
Record-to-date: 24-9-0