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Previewing Boston College Men’s Hockey vs. UMass Lowell

2020 Beanpot Tournament - Semifinals Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images

ugh.

Nevertheless, BC has a big game at Kelley RInk against UMass Lowell, as a particularly brutal part of the schedule continues into the last full month of the regular season. Let’s break down the game.

Breaking Down The Game

  1. ugh.: Look, Monday was brutal, not so much because the Eagles lost tied BU as much as the way that Eagles lost to tied BU. But, this is a new game, and it is a game that is vitally important in the regular season race. It’s a quick-ish turnaround, so the Eagles need to put Monday behind them and focus on taking care of business in Chestnut Hill.
  2. ugh.: But, also, Monday is a perfect example of how little the margin of error is at this point of the season. The Eagles have shown signs of brilliance this season, but have also shown that mistakes are not out of the question. The Eagles need to limit their mistakes, because, with Lowell in particular, if the game goes in a similar manner to the one a few weeks ago, the game can get sideways in a hurry.
  3. ugh.: On that point, the Eagles, typically a decent (not great) possession team, got out-attempted by UMass Lowell the last time the two teams played. The Eagles were able to pull out that win, but it wouldn’t hurt to try to get more pucks on net.

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from UMass Lowell’s Wikipedia Page

The UMass Lowell campus is 150 acres.

Barley and Hops Based Alcoholic Beverage of the Game

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso

A local brewery here in Athens makes a sour year round, and infuses some of that batch with various fruits depending on the season. Right now, the tart cherry, raspberry and cranberry version is available, and it is amazing.

Is Everything Pain?

Look, Monday sucked. But at this point, there is nothing that can be gained from dwelling on it. We obviously all wanted BC to win the Beanpot, but the attention now has to turn to postseason play, and this is a really important game in that quest.

But, to answer your question, yes.

Prediction

I’m going to say a 2-2 tie. Honestly I don’t even know anymore.