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2011-12 Boston College Hockey: Maine Game Thread (7:00 PM, FM 98.5 The Sports Hub)

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No. 3/4 Boston College Eagles (14-8-1, 10-5-1 Hockey East) vs. Maine Black Bears (10-8-3, 7-7-2 Hockey East)

Time: 7:00 PM Eastern
Date: Friday, January 20, 2012
Place: Orono, Me.
Arena: Alfond Arena
Capacity: 5,124

TV: Nope
Radio: FM 98.5, The Sports Hub, Ryan Johnston (play-by-play) and Adam Kaufman (analyst)
Online: bceagles.com, cbsbostonsports.com
Mobile: CBS Boston application, iPhone & Android

Series: BC and Maine have previously met 107 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 58-40-9.
Last Meeting: Boston College 5, Maine 1 (November 4, 2011)
Last Meeting at Alfond Arena: Maine 4, Boston College 1 (January 16, 2011)

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 5, Maine 1 (November 4, 2011)
L - Maine 4, Boston College 1 (January 16, 2011)
W - Boston College 4, Maine 1 (November 21, 2010)
W - Boston College 4, Maine 0 (November 19, 2010)
W - Boston College 7, Maine 6 (OT) (March 20, 2010, Hockey East Championship)

Trends: The home team has won the last five meetings in this series. The Eagles are 31-24-8 all-time against the Black Bears under Coach York. Prior to last year's loss in Orono, BC was unbeaten in its previous eight meetings with the Black Bears (7-0-1).

Maine's Leading Scorers: Sr. Spencer Abbott (12-23-35), Sr. Brian Flynn (12-20-32), Jr. Joey Diamond (15-11-26)
Maine's Leading Goaltender: So. Dan Sullivan (9-5-3, 2.93 GAA, .895 SV%)

Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!

Prediction: Boston College 4, Maine 1
Record-to-date: 13-10-0