Friday, December 02, 2011

Game Day: Terriers vs. Eagles

Red Hot Hockey is in the rearview mirror and a double helping of The Battle of Commonwealth Avenue lies ahead. The first game of the BU-BC home-and-home is at Conte Forum tonight, a 7:30 p.m. start that will air nationally on CBS Sports Network as part of a “rivalry week” doubleheader; Denver vs. Colorado College is the second game.

In the Hockey East standings, BU is in third place, three points behind BC.

BU will go into the game without Captain Chris Connolly who suffered a shoulder injury in the Cornell game. Freshman Evan Rodrigues will return to the lineup and freshman Alexx Privitera will replace Ryan Ruikka as Max Nicastro’s blueline partner.









The second-ranked Eagles come into the game following a 3-2 win against Yale. They’re led by Chris Kreider (10-8-18) and Bill Arnold (7-8-15). Junior goalie Parker Milner has been in net for all but one BC game, including last month’s 5-0 Terrier win.
● preview, game notes , WWZN Radio Webcast
● Daily Free Press preview
● CHN’s CHN The Week Ahead in Hockey East, Tale of the Tape, Tweetcast
● Boston Hockey Blog live blog
● USCHO’s Hockey East picks and column
● WTBU Sports: Weekly hockey notebook
● Boston Herald preview
● Boston Globe preview
● New England Hockey Journal’s Hockey East power rankings

Looking back
Colin Wilson scored a goal and two assists to lead Nashville past Vancouver last night, 6-5. The former BU All-American now has 15 points in 25 games. Video

Terrier Coach Jack Parker spoke with The Boston Hockey Blog about Mike Grier’s retirement. and how “he was a good advertisement of who a BU hockey player [is].”

Looking ahead
2012 recruit Matt O’Connor continued his strong play, stopping 30 of 31 shots in Youngstown’s 2-1 shootout loss to Sioux Falls. The only goal he yielded in regulation came on a 4-on-2 rush.

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