It has been a long time since Boston College men’s hockey has played (ten days in fact!) but the Eagles are back in action Tuesday night at Kelley Rink against an out-of-conference foe, Yale. This game will be the first of two games in which BC will be collecting toys for the Children’s Hospital, so make sure to bring a toy!
What to watch for:
- Picking up where we left off: BC comes into Tuesday night’s game on a five game winning streak and the Eagles are playing their best hockey of the season thus far. However, there has to be a fear that the additional time off may have taken a bit of the momentum out of the Eagles’ sails. The way they respond to the layoff is going to be important.
- Create chances: Yale is statistically not a good team, and it manifests significantly defensively for the Elis. The penalty kill is bad, and the last few games the Elis have let up a lot of goals. If BC is aggressive they can take advantage.
- Win the possession battles: If there is one strength the Elis have, it is that they have been a very strong possession team, particularly on the power play (which is a wonder why it’s so bad). BC needs to limit mistakes and try to control possession.
Pairwise: BC, No. 12/Yale, No. 51
Conference: BC, No. 4 (with three games in hand), Yale, No. 10
USCHO: BC, No. 14, Yale, NR
Alcoholic Beverage of the Game
Johnny Walker Blue
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Some Pictures of Handsome Dan
SUCH A GOOD BOY
Give me BC 5-1. I think BC is the better team playing some really good hockey, and I don’t think Yale is good enough to keep up with the Eagles.