Friday, December 02, 2016

Game Day: BU visits Providence; 2-goal nights for Eichel and Shatty--UPDATED

Following a 10-day break, #5/6 Terriers head down I-95 to begin a home-and-home series against Providence. Puck drop at Schneider Arena is set for 7 p.m.

Leading the Friars in both goals (6) and points (14) is sophomore Erik Foley. Freshman Josh Wilkens has 12 points and junior Brian Pinho has 11. Jake Walman, an all-Hockey East first team selection last year, anchors the defense while sophomore Hayden Hawkey has taken over in the Providence goal and has a 2.73 GAA.

BU, whose offense is paced by Patrick Harper (17 points), Jordan Greenway (13) and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (12), is expected to welcome junior wing Nikolas Olsson (photo) back into the line-up. However, Tommy Kelley will miss the game with an injury. Clayton Keller remains out but his recovery is proceeding well and Coach David Quinn has voiced optimism that he’ll return to the line-up this month. 

Having played only four conference games, BU currently is in sixth place, and Quinn sees an opportunity to move up with a strong effort against the Friars. He noted, “If we want to achieve all of our goals, we got to string together some good performances, and the winning and losing will take care of itself.”

Tonight's Terrier line-up:



● Boston Hockey Blog Live In-Game Blog
● Daily Free Press preview

Looking back

Jack Eichel scored twice in the third period to give Buffalo a come-from-behind 4-3 win against the Rangers. The 2015 Hobey Baker Award winner has three goals in his two starts following an ankle injury.
● recap and video

Kevin Shattenkirk scored his fifth and sixth goals—both on power plays— and assisted on the game-winner in the Blues’ 5-4 win over Tampa Bay.
● recap and video

Nick Bonino scored his second goal in the Penguins’ 6-2 win against Dallas.
● recap and video

Women’s Team
Terriers, riding a five-game win streak, begin a home-and-home series with Connecticut tonight at the Huskies’ Freitas Ice Forum. Game time is 7 p.m.  BU’s Mary Parker and Victoria Bach are tied for second in Hockey East scoring with 23 points, while Maddie Elia is tied for 8th with 17 points.

● preview; Game Notes, GameTracker, BU GameDay
● UConn pay-per-view
● Daily Free Press preview

Former Terrier Rebecca Russo is enjoying a strong rookie season for the New York Riveters of the NWHL.

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