Friday, January 15, 2016

Game Day: BU & BC Renew the Rivalry--UPDATE

#10 Terriers head up the Green Line to take on #4 BC at Conte Forum in the 268th renewal of The Battle of Commonwealth Avenue. Game time tonight is 6 p.m. ET with the American Sports Network airing the contest. It is live in most markets, but delayed in others, so check the Channel Listing.

The Eagles offense is tied for #4 in Division 1, averaging 4.15 goals per game, and scored a combined 11 goals in last weekend’s win and tie vs. Providence. Freshman Colin White and junior Ryan Fitzgerald lead BC with 27 and 26 points respectively. Junior goalie Thatcher Demko missed the Providence series with an injury, but may return tonight.

For the Terriers, who have been getting more balanced scoring from the top three lines in recent games, seniors continue to lead the way. Danny O’Regan has 23 points (7G, 16A), Ahti Oksanen (photo) has 19 (10G, 9A) and Matt Lane has 16 (10G, 6A). Captain Matt Grzelcyk, who returned to the line-up last week, has six goals and four assists despite playing in only eight games. Goalie Sean Maguire, who authored all three victories in BU’s current winning streak, is expected to start again tonight.

Tonight's BU Line-up

While BC Coach Jerry York pursues his 1000th coaching win, the Terriers are closing in on 1,500 program wins and are just four away from that mark. Exactly 500 of those BU wins are from a combination of four long-time opponents: Northeastern (160), BC (130), Providence (106) and New Hampshire (104). 

Episode 2 of BU Terriers All-Access will air today on NESN at 4 p.m. and on NESNplus immediately after tonight's game broadcast. When it becomes available online, THFB will post a link.

● Boston Hockey Blog live in-game blog
● Daily Free Press preview
● WTBU Sports game preview and pregame podcast
SB Nation preview 
● College Hockey News Tale of the Tape, Hockey East weekend preview  
● USCHO Hockey East Picks and Predictions
● Boston College Game Notes
● HockeyEastOnline weekend preview
● Boston Herald preview

Looking back
Former BU standout and Penguins center Nick Bonino is expected to miss at least a month of action due to a hand injury, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Boston Globe looks back with former BU blueliner and Bruins draft pick John Cronin, who played on three Terrier squads that won 25 games.

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