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2011-12 Boston College Hockey: Providence Game Thread (5:00 PM, NESN / NBC Sports Network)

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No. 7 Providence Friars (14-19-4, 10-14-3 Hockey East) vs. No. 1 Boston College Eagles (27-10-1, 19-7-1 Hockey East)

What: 28th Hockey East Tournament, Semifinal Round
Time: 5:00 PM Eastern
Date: Friday, March 16, 2012
Place: Boston, Ma.
Arena: TD Garden
Capacity: 17,565

TV: NESN, Tom Caron (play-by-play), Craig Janney (analyst) and Sonny Waltrus (rinkside)
TV: NBC Sports Network, John Walton (play-by-play) and Ken Hodge (analyst)
Online Audio:
bceagles.com, Adam Kaufman (play-by-play) and Ryan Johnston (analyst)

Series: BC and Providence have previously met 162 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 105-45-12.
Last Meeting:
Boston College 7, Providence 0 (February 25, 2012)
Last Meeting at the Garden: Boston College 5, Providence 3 (March 17, 2011, Hockey East Championship Game)

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 7, Providence 0 (February 25, 2012)
W - Boston College 3, Providence 0 (February 24, 2012)
W - Boston College 4, Providence 1 (December 6, 2011)
W - Boston College 3, Providence 0 (February 11, 2011)
W - Boston College 3, Providence 1 (January 8, 2011)

Trends: Boston College has won each of the last 13 games, the longest active streak in Division I. The win streak equals the longest win streak in the Jerry York era (1994-present), equaling a 13 game win streak from February 15 to April 5, 2007. The Eagles have held its opponents to two goals or fewer in 12 of the last 13 games. The Eagles have played 61 games in the Garden - 34 Beanpot competitions, 24 Hockey East tournament games and three NCAA Tournament contests. The Eagles have accumulated a 42-18-1 record (.697 win percentage), including a 19-7 record in Hockey East Tournament play.

Providence's Leading Scorers: Fr. Ross Mauermann (10-15-25), Sr. Matt Bergland (7-16-23), Jr. Tim Schaller (14-7-21)
Providence's Leading Goaltender: Sr. Alex Beaudry (13-18-4, 3.00 GAA, .896 SV%)

Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!

Prediction: Boston College 5, Providence 2
Record-to-date: 26-12-0