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Preview: Boston College Men’s Hockey vs. UMass Lowell

Can BC end the season with 2 wins? Or even just 1?

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After two ties with Vermont in which the Eagles gave up leads, BC is looking to end the season on a good note to push themselves back over the bubble and NCAA tournament contention. The Eagles will have to face a tough UMass Lowell team and will need to play better than they have been if they hope to earn some points this weekend.

GAME DETAILS

Teams:

Boston College (18-12-4, 13-4-3 Hockey East) vs

UMass Lowell (20-9-3, 12-7-1 Hockey East)

GAME 1

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time: 7:00 PM ET

Venue: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA

GAME 2

Date: Friday, February 24, 2017

Time: 8:30 PM ET

Venue: Tsongas Arena, Lowell, Massachusetts

How to Watch on TV: Friday’s game will be aired on NESN.

How to stream the game online: Stream online on BC’s website.

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 3.2, UML 3.6

GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: BC 2.6, UML 2.5

SHOTS PER GAME: BC 33.1, UML 29.5

SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME: BC 29.4, UML 26.7

POWER PLAY: BC 15.4%, UML 28.8%

PENALTY KILL: BC 82.7%, UML 84.4%

CAT PREDICTIONS

Coffee is predicting this week because usually the Gifford cats make predictions on Thursday nights while I am at the shelter. But tonight BC plays on Thursday night so predictions come from the former Gifford cat that lives in my apartment. Coffee thinks BC is going to turn things around and earn two wins this week. I hope she's right.

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!

FINAL THOUGHTS

This could be a really rough weekend, but this BC does have the talent to beat UMass Lowell if they can stay strong on defense and keep their energy up.