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Previewing Boston College Men’s Hockey v. UConn

Boston College v New Hampshire Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images

Last week the Eagles got two out of four points on a very difficult road trip to New Hampshire and Providence. This week, hopefully, the Eagles will get a bit of a reprieve with a home-and-home against UConn.

Stats y’all

Shooting Percentage: BC 8.6% (No. 39), UConn 11.1% (No. 19)

PP/PK Split: BC 12.9%, 73.5%, UConn: 5.9%, 77.3%

Average Age: BC 20.11, UConn 21.4

Breaking Down the Game

  1. Continuing to stay out of the penalty box: I’ll preface this point by saying that UConn’s power play, clearly, is not the most potent we’ve seen, but we did see David Cotton take a five minute major at a rather pivotal moment of BC’s game last week against Providence. While we’ll haggle over whether the penalty should have been called, the fact remains a penalty almost proved catastrophic for the Eagles. Don’t give UConn an opportunity to get chances.
  2. Cutting down on chances: UConn is not a team that dominates in Corsi, but their shooting percentage is one of the best in the country. The Eagles would do well to limit chances.
  3. Get four points: These are games the Eagles should win.

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from the Opponent’s Wikipedia Page

UConn hoops plays in the American Athletic Conference, for some reason, as if the Big East isn’t the far better option.

Barley and Hops Based Alcoholic Beverage of the Game

Sam Adams Cold Snap

It’s the time of year that Sam Adams switches from Octoberfest to its winter collection. This is the best of it.

Nanananananananananananana BATMAAAAAN

Seriously, how can you not love Jonathan the Husky?

Prediction:

Give me BC in the weekend sweep, 4-1, 4-0.