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2011-12 Boston College Hockey: Merrimack Game Thread (7:05 PM)

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No. 3/4 Boston College Eagles (20-10-1, 14-7-1 Hockey East) vs. No. 9/9 Merrimack Warriors (15-8-6, 11-7-4 Hockey East)

Time: 7:05 PM Eastern
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012
Place: North Andover, Ma.
Arena: J. Thom Lawler Arena
Capacity: 2,489

TV: Nope
Online Audio: bceagles.com
Announcers:
Ryan Johnston (play-by-play) and Ken Hodge (analyst)

Series: BC and Merrimack have previously met 79 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 55-20-4.
Last Meeting:
Boston College 4, Merrimack 2 (February 17, 2012)
Last Meeting at Lawler Arena: Merrimack 5, Boston College 3 (November 26, 2010)

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 4, Merrimack 2 (February 17, 2012)
T - Boston College 2, Merrimack 2 (OT) (January 8, 2012)
W - Boston College 5, Merrimack 3 (March 19, 2011)
L - Merrimack 5, Boston College 3 (November 26, 2010)
L - Merrimack 4, Boston College 2 (October 30, 2010)

Trends: BC improved to 43-14-4 against Merrimack under York and extended their home unbeaten streak against the Warriors to 26 games during which the team is 23-0-3 dating back to Halloween Night 1997 ... BC finished 1-for-2 with a man advantage and has scored a power-play goal in eight straight games (via bceagles.com).

Merrimack's Leading Scorers: Sr. Ryan Flanigan (8-15-23), Sr. Jesse Todd (10-12-22), So. Mike Collins (7-13-20)
Merrimack's Leading Goaltender: Sr. Joe Cannata (14-8-6, 2.15 GAA, .926 SV%)

Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!

Prediction: Boston College 5, Merrimack 3
Record-to-date: 19-12-0