Jan. 16, 2014
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Inside BU Hockey - Episode 13
The Boston University men's ice hockey team (7-11-2, 2-5-1 Hockey East) will look to get back in the win column on Friday (Jan. 17) when it makes the short trip to Boston College to take on the No. 3/4 Eagles (14-4-3, 8-1-1 HE). The game, which will be broadcast live on NESN, is set to start at 7 p.m.
The Terriers, who enter the weekend on six-game winless streak (0-5-1), dropped a 5-1 contest to their archrival when they last met on Nov. 8 at Agganis Arena. BU is also looking for its first road win of the 2013-14 season as it is 0-6-0 in in opposing rinks thus far.
The Last Meeting
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November 8, 2013
The Comm. Ave. rivals have met 263 times and the Terriers lead the series, 129-117-17 (.523). BU has won its Hockey East season series with the Eagles three of the past five years.
BC in first place in the Hockey East standings and boasts a seven-game unbeaten streak (6-0-1) with the lone blemish a 3-3 tie at Brown on Saturday.
The Eagles boast the nation's top offense, averaging 4.38 goals per contest and their penalty kill ranks second nationally, operating at a 90.9-percent success rate.
Junior Johnny Gaudreau leads the nation in points (40) and goals (19) while senior linemate Kevin Hayes is third nationally in points with 35 on 13 goals and 22 assists. The third member of college hockey's top scoring line - senior Bill Arnold - has 29 points (7g, 22a).
Junior Brian Billett has earned the start in goal in 14 of BC's 21 games and boasts a 2.27 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage.
Back in November, Gaudreau scored the game-winning goal and added two assists. Freshman Nick Roberto scored the Terriers' lone goal of the night.
BU has scored 11 power-play goals over its past 10 games and boasts the top power play in the conference at 22.1 percent, which ranks tied for seventh nationally.
Junior Cason Hohmann has scored a goal in each of his past four games, including all three since the start of the second half. He brings a five-game point streak into Friday's contest with six points (4g, 2a) during the stretch.
Sophomore Ahti Oksanen (1g, 4a) and senior Garrett Noonan (1g, 3a) are both on four-game point streaks. On Saturday against Maine, Noonan became just the sixth blueliner in BU history to score 30 career goals and the first since Vic Stanfield '75.