If the situation was not dire before Boston College's loss to UMass Lowell Thursday night, it is certainly dire now. The Eagles are now sitting in 20th in the Pairwise. Essentially, BC's chances at an at-large bid are dwindling. The Eagles also don't control their own fate for Hockey East seeding, as, even with a win Friday night against UMass Lowell, BC can still be overtaken by BU with a four point weekend by the Terriers. If the Eagles lose, it could be disastrous for the Eagles. UMass Lowell can also overtake BC by completing the sweep. And, if the Eagles lose, Notre Dame can overtake the Eagles with a four point weekend.
This is all by way of saying that Friday night's game in Lowell is the first of many absolute must wins for the Eagles.
Here's how you can watch it.
#20 Boston College (18-13-4, 13-5-3 Hockey East)
vs. #7 UMass Lowell River Hawks (21-9-3, 13-7-1 Hockey East)
Date: Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: Tsongas Center, Lowell, Mass.
How to Watch on TV: The game will be on the American Sports Network, and will be shown on affiliates across the country You can find your affiliate here.
How to stream the game online: The America Sports Network will stream tonight's game on its website here.
How to Listen: WEEI 850 AM, WZBC 90.3 FM, or BCEagles.com
Live Stats: Find live stats here.
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