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Boston College Men’s Ice Hockey vs. boston university: Final Thoughts and Predictions

EMBRACE THE HATRED

Beanpot Tournament Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

We are just going to pretend that last Friday didn’t happen because IT IS HATE WEEK Y’ALL.

For the 278th and 279th times in the great history of the sport of hockey, two teams will travel 3.5 miles up and down Massachusetts Route 30 and enter another log into the illustrious history of college hockey’s greatest rivalry.

Welcome to the Battle of Commonwealth Avenue.

TALE OF THE TAPE:

Boston College Eagles (3-6-1, 3-1-1 Hockey East)

VS.

boston university terriers (4-6-1, 4-3-1 Hockey East)

Here’s how the team’s break down:

  1. Geez, this is not a great matchup: But actually though, this may be one of the weakest Battles for Commonwealth Avenue in a while. The terriers aren’t in necessarily as bad shape as the Eagles are (again, not going to talk about Friday afternoon), but the terriers struggled coming out of the gate. Granted, the schedule thus far for the terriers has been a little stronger than the Eagles’ schedule, but... yeesh.
  2. Oh offense, where art thou?: bu has one of the worst shooting percentages and worst Corsi For percentages in the nation. bu’s overall save percentage is almost a pedestrian .900, and the penalty kill, statistically, is worse than Bentley’s. Bentley! So how does bu win? Quite simply, it’s going to be an issue of goal-tending. In bu’s most convincing win, a 4-1 win at Agganis Arena against Northeastern, Jake Oettinger stole the show, stopping 37 of 38 shots. Oettinger is going to have to stand tough in net.
  3. Bentley. Seriously? Bentley: Yeah, we’re going to have to talk about Bentley. BC played a game that largely had no flow to it, and let one of the nation’s sneakiest offenses take control. BC needs to smack BU in the mouth early and control the flow of the game, because there is daylight there.

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from bu’s Wikipedia Page

33,106 people made the conscious decision to attend boston university.

Beer of the Game

Sam ‘76

For one of Boston’s greatest traditions, a Boston beer. This is a very drinkable beer from our friends from Samuel Adams. 10/10 would drink again.

Thing to know for the game:

BC is running its annual toy drive to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital! Bring a toy!

Prediction Time

People are going to look at record and stats and think the terriers are a pushover. That would be a mistake. bu certainly is not the team we’ve known from past years, but it is certainly a team that could give the Eagles some trouble. This feels like a three point weekend for the Birds.

Prediction Time Y’all

What is your name? What is your quest? What is your favorite colour? What will the score be for the Friday Game? What will the score be for the Saturday game? How much does it suck to bu?
What is your name? What is your quest? What is your favorite colour? What will the score be for the Friday Game? What will the score be for the Saturday game? How much does it suck to bu?
Grant bu sucks Not scarlet 3-1 BC 3-1 bu I appreciate you dropping this question into the survey
Patrick Toppin To find the holy grail Blue... no greeeeeeeeeeeeeen 200-0 BC 250-0 BC It always sucks to bu. It has always sucked to bu. And it will always suck bu.
Dame Laura of Brighton To seek the Beanpot Maroon bu 2, David Cotton 1, Logan Hutsko 1 David Cotton 2, bu 1 A lot unless you're my friend in which case I accept you
Arthur Bailin To Seek The Holy Grail The capital of Assyria 2-2 Tie 3-2 BC A lot. Like a lot a lot.
Steven Currently searching for a shrubbery Tie between maroon and gold - pandering done 2-1 bu 2-1 BC The limit does not exist