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Preview: Boston College Hockey vs. Merrimack

BC looks to bounce back after a tough Beanpot loss

Tommy Cross

The Eagles fell to BU in the first round of the Beanpot on Monday, struggling to figure out how to score on a Terriers team that has stymied them all season. BC looks to get back on track tonight against Merrimack in a return to Conte. The Eagles and the Warriors tied in North Andover earlier this season, but BC tends to play better against Merrimack at home than on the road.

GAME DETAILS

Teams:

Boston College (18-10-2, 13-3-1 Hockey East) at

Merrimack College (10-13-5, 4-7-5 Hockey East)

Date: Friday February 10, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM ET (THE GAME IS AT 6 NOT 7!)

Venue :Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

How to Watch on TV: Watch on NESN.

How to stream the game online: You can watch online here.

How to Listen: WEEI 850 AM, WZBC 90.3 FM, or BCEagles.com

Live Stats: Stats will be live here.

Following Along on Twitter: Follow @BCInterruption, @joegrav, @salzano14, @laurbear90 and @arthurbailin for hockey coverage.

STATS

GOALS PER GAME: BC 3.3, Merrimack 2.3

GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: BC 2.4, Merrimack 2.5

SHOTS PER GAME: BC 33.2, Merrimack 28.8

SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME: BC 29.7, Merrimack 28.4

POWER PLAY: BC 15.2%, Merrimack 14.3%

PENALTY KILL: BC 81.0%, Merrimack 80.4%

CAT PREDICTIONS

This week, Coffee Berestecki is making the predictions because the snowstorm kept me from getting predictions from a current Gifford cat. She’s feeling pretty concerned about BC after the Beanpot and also likes to annoy me, so she’s picking Merrimack to win 2-0.

Visit Coffee’s friends at the Gifford Cat Shelter, the nation’s oldest cageless, no-kill shelter, located near BC on Undine Road in Brighton. Make a new friend before tonight’s game!

JOKE ABOUT MERRIMACK PLAYERS BEING OLD THAT ONLY PEOPLE THAT WATCHED ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT WILL UNDERSTAND

FINAL THOUGHTS

A team with worse special teams stats than us! Wow!