Friday, February 01, 2013
Game Day: Terriers vs. Minutemen--Updated
#9/11 Terriers are on the road tonight in Amherst for the final regular season meeting with UMass. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. BU won the two previous meetings back in October: 5-2 (at home) and 3-2 (away; video) on Sean Escobedo’s goal with 1:22 left in regulation. Sean Maguire, who was in net for the 3-2 win gets the start tonight for BU.
The Boston Hockey Blog reports that senior defenseman Ryan Ruikka (photo) will be in the lineup as right wing on the fourth line, providing BU with some added depth on defense. A few months back, BU Today posted this feature story on Ruikka’s Terrier career, on and off the ice, which we missed, but has now been brought to our attention.
BU's lineup for tonight
● GoTerriers.com preview, game notes, WWZN Webcast, UMassTV Webcast (PPV), Game Tracker, Twitter Updates
● Daily Free Press preview
● Boston Hockey Blog in-game blog;
● USCHO Hockey East picks and preview
● HockeyEastOnline weekend preview
Episode 15 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Coach Jack Parker, defenseman Matt Grzelcyk and T.J. Connolly, BU captain in1983-84, the Terriers final season in the ECAC when they reached the tournament championship game, but lost to RPI.
The 2013 Beanpot luncheon was held Wednesday at TD Garden, with senior Sean Escobedo and junior Garrett Noonan in attendance along with Coach Jack Parker.
● Western Hockey Blog report
Brian Strait, acquired by the Islanders just before the NHL season began, has signed a three-year contract extension with the Isles worth $2.325 million, according to Newsday. Strait and the Islanders beat New Jersey last night in overtime, 5-4, and moved into a first-place tie for the Atlantic Division lead with the Devils. [Note: We’ll post a Q & A interview with Strait in the near future.]
Matt Gilroy made his first start of the season for the Rangers in a 3-0 loss to the Penguins.
Brandon Yip scored his second goal of the season in Nashville’s 2-1 shootout win against defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles.