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Beanpot Round 1 Preview: Boston College Hockey vs. Boston University

2016 Beanpot Tournament - Championship Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images

Beanpot 2017 Round 1 starts tonight! The Northeastern Huskies and Harvard Crimson will play the early game, with BC and BU facing off at 8 PM. Last year, BC beat BU in an instant Beanpot classic, earning a 1-0 victory thanks to Alex Tuch’s OT goal. This year however, BU has essentially shut down BC. The Eagles dropped both of their games to BU earlier this season, falling to the Terriers 2-1 at Agganis and 3-0 at Conte. BC will be without Chris Brown for tonight’s game, as he is out for 3-4 weeks with mono.

GAME DETAILS

Teams:

Boston College (18-9-2, 13-3-1 Hockey East) at

Boston University (18-7-2, 11-4-2 Hockey East)

Date: Monday February 6, 2017

Time: 8:00 PM ET

Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.

How to Watch on TV: Watch on NESN or TSN.

How to stream the game online: N/A

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 3.4, BU 3.1

GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: BC 2.4, BU 2.0

SHOTS PER GAME: BC 33.6, BU 31.4

SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME: BC 29.8, BU 29.1

POWER PLAY: BC 15.6%, BU 18.9%

PENALTY KILL: BC 80.9%, BU 86.9%

CAT PREDICTIONS

Falstaff was very quick to choose BU to win this game. We are very disappointed in him - he’ll have to go home with a BU fan!

Visit Falstaff and 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!

SONG OF THE GAME

Duh.

FINAL THOUGHTS