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Previewing Boston College Men’s Ice Hockey v. boston university

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Amonte On The Ice Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images

Well, Boston College very much did not look past that game. The Eagles took down UMass Lowell at the Tsongas Center, launching them into the second spot in Hockey East, one point behind UMass Amherst, and are in the drivers’ seat in the Hockey East race.

And, on Saturday, a chance to take down a most ancient of rival.

Breaking Down the Matchup

  1. Pucks on Net: Boston Unviersity has its strengths despite being a middling team in conference, but one of its strengths is not goaltending– the Terriers are 31st in the country in save percentage. Getting pucks on net will be key for the Eagles to make probable starter Sam Tucker work.
  2. Don’t Look Past This Matchup: Yeah, I know, I said this last night, and a lot of you rightfully called me out for it. I did my usual scouting report on bu, and it is a lot worse than I thought. They are one of the worst teams at even strength in the country in scoring percentage, and they are pretty poor on special teams too. Every metric points to BC being the presumptive favorite in this matchup. The thing is, this is a rivalry that has a lot of odd moments, and it is important for the Eagles to take care of business because the Terriers will always bring their A game.

Random Possibly Incorrect Fact from bu’s Wikipedia Page

bu is an accredited university.

Barley and Hops Based Alcoholic Beverage of the Game

Natty Light

We have a lot of fond memories of Natty Light from college, just like the BC/bu rivalry. But recently both are just… meh. Like it’s fine, and you will always appreciate it for what it is, but it just doesn’t have the same level of pep right now. Maybe somewhere down the road if the taste improves the glory days can come back, but right now it’s just ok.

A Replay of the 2015 NCAA Championship

Duh.

Prediction

Give me BC 4-1.