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2011-12 Boston College Hockey: UMass Game Thread (7:40 PM, NBC Sports Network)

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No. 8 Massachusetts Minutemen (13-16-5, 9-14-4 Hockey East) vs. No. 1 Boston College Eagles (25-10-1, 19-7-1 Hockey East)

What: 28th Hockey East Tournament, Quarterfinal (Best of 3) Round
Time:
7:40 PM Eastern
Date: Friday, March 9, 2012
Place: Chestnut Hill, Ma.
Arena: Conte Forum / Kelley Rink
Capacity: 7,884

TV: NBC Sports Network
TV Announcers: John Walton (play-by-play) and Ken Hodge (analyst)
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 Massachusetts have previously met 65 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 50-12-3.
Last Meeting: Massachusetts 4, Boston College 0 (January 13, 2012)
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Boston College 4, Massachusetts 2 (October 21, 2011)
Last Meeting in Hockey East Tournament: Boston College 4, Massachusetts 2 (March 12, 2011)

Last Five Meetings:

L - Massachsuetts 4, Boston College 0 (January 13, 2012)
L - Massachusetts 4, Boston College 2 (November 5, 2011)
W - Boston College 4, Massachusetts 2 (October 21, 2011)
W - Boston College 4, Massachusetts 2 (March 12, 2011)
W - Boston College 4, Massachusetts 1 (March 11, 2011)

Trends: Boston College has won each of the last 11 games, a win streak that is currently the longest among all Division I team. The Eagles are 6-1 against the Minutemen in seven Hockey East Tournament meetings, having met in the quarterfinals round in 2005, 2010 and 2011. BC has won a record 10 tournament titles and is 55-23-2 in Hockey East postseason play in 27 league championships.

UMass's Leading Scorers: Sr. T.J. Syner (13-23-36), So. Michael Pereira (17-16-33), So. Conor Sheary (11-22-33)
UMass's Leading Goaltender: Fr. Kevin Boyle (8-5-4, 3.05 GAA, .896 SV%)

Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!

Prediction: Boston College 5, UMass 2
Record-to-date: 24-12-0