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BC Men’s Hockey vs. Bentley: Preview & Predictions

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Oh man! After winning an absolutely electric home (and Hockey East) opener against Northeastern last night, the Eagles are traveling to Waltham to take on the Bentley Falcons. Yes, there’s also a BC football game tonight but here’s hoping there are good vibes to go around everywhere!

WHO:

#6/7 Boston College Eagles (2-0-1) vs Bentley Falcons (1-2-0)

WHERE:

Bentley Arena, Waltham, MA

WHEN:

Saturday, October 16 at 7:00 PM

HOW TO WATCH:

The game will be streaming on Flo Hockey.

HOW TO LISTEN:

Listen locally at WEEI 850 AM or on the BC website

FOLLOW ALONG:

@bcinterruption and @bchockey on Twitter

SO, WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH BENTLEY:

Last year, Bentley went 5-11, collecting wins against Holy Cross, Air Force, Army West Point and Sacred Heart. This season, the Falcons are 1-2-0 so far. Bentley won a key game against Ohio State (!) in their second game of the season 2-1 before falling to them 7-1 in the second game of the series. Their other loss came against Northeastern, where they fell 4-0 in the first game of the year.

The last time BC played Bentley was in 2018-19, where they fell 4-2 at Conte. I try to forget about that season, but college hockey archives will always remind me.

KEY BC PLAYER TO WATCH:

Marc McLaughlin. The NESN announcers said it best when they said that right now, there might not be a more important player on a hockey team than McLaughlin is for the Eagles. He’s got four goals in three games, and he was on another level completely against Northeastern last night (and Holy Cross last weekend!). He came in clutch to tie the game up for the Eagles before the end of the second period last night, and then to seal the victory with an empty net goal.

PREDICTIONS:

I am desperately hoping that this game does not go the way that it went in 2018-19, but I have a feeling it won’t. This team is stronger than that year’s team, and has shown tenacity in all three games of the season so far. Let’s go with a 5-1 win for the Eagles.

ICE CREAM OF THE GAME:

Black Raspberry. A good Massachusetts favorite!