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2012-13 Boston College Hockey: Merrimack Game Thread (7:30 PM, bceagles.com)

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The Boston College men's hockey team, fresh off a fourth straight Beanpot title, is back in action tonight in Andover to take on the 19th ranked Merrimack Warriors. Game is at 7:30 PM. Game audio over at bceagles.com.

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No. 4/4 Boston College Eagles (17-7-2, 12-6-1 Hockey East) vs. No. 19/NR Merrimack Warriors (13-10-5, 11-6-2 Hockey East)

Time: 7:30 PM Eastern
Date: Friday, February 15, 2013
Place: Andover, Mass.
Arena: J. Thom Lawler Arena
Capacity: 2,489

TV: Nope
Online Audio: bceagles.com
Announcers: Adam Kaufman (play-by-play) and Andy Powers (analyst)
Twitter News Feed: @BCHockeyNews
Join the Conversation on Twitter: #BCHockey

Opponents Blog: The Mack Report

Series: BC and Merrimack have previously met 81 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 57-20-4.
Last Meeting:
Boston College 4, Merrimack 3 (November 16, 2012)
Last Meeting at Lawler: Boston College 2, Merrimack 1 (February 18, 2012)

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 4, Merrimack 3 (November 16, 2012)
W - Boston College 2, Merrimack 1 (February 18, 2012)
W - Boston College 4, Merrimack 2 (February 17, 2012)
T - Boston College 2, Merrimack 2 (OT) (January 8, 2012)
W - Boston College 5, Merrimack 3 (March 19, 2011)

Trends: The Eagles have won three straight in the series against Merrimack and are unbeaten over the last five (4-0-1). BC is 5-3-1 on the road in Hockey East play this season, outscoring opponents 30-23. After starting the season 3-4-3 at home, the Warriors have won four straight at Lawler and are 7-4-3 at home this season and 42-14-8 in their last four seasons.

Merrimack's Leading Scorers: Jr. Mike Collins (15-19-34), Jr. Jordan Heywood (5-9-14), Jr. Rhett Bly (5-9-14)
Merrimack's Leading Goaltender: Jr. Sam Marotta (10-5-3, 2.08 GAA, .928 SV%)

Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!