#13 BU begins a crucial home-and-home series against #12 UMass-Lowell tonight at Agganis Arena in a 7:30 p.m. start. In the tightly bunch Hockey East standings, BU,is tied for fourth place with Providence, but just three points behind leader Merrimack with a game in hand. The River Hawks are two points behind BU.
Joe Pendenza and Scott Wilson lead Lowell offense with 24 and 23 points respectively and freshman goalie Connor Hellebucyk leads the league in GAA (1.75) and save percentage (.935).
For BU, sophomore Cason Hohmann continues to be the point leader with 28 and also has the best plus/minus with +16. Freshman Danny O’Regan has 26 points and senior captain Wade Megan’s total is 24, including a team-high 14 goals. Sophomore Evan Rodrigues (photo) has had a hot stick for the Terriers with a 6-7-13 line in his past nine games.