Nov. 23, 2012
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Inside BU Hockey - Episode 7
A pair of six-win sqauds meet for a non-conference tilt when the Boston University men's ice hockey team (6-4-0) plays host to old ECAC rival St. Lawrence (6-3-2) on Saturday (Nov. 24) at Agganis Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
This is the first of three non-conference home games this season for the Terriers, as they will host two other ECAC squads (Rensselaer, Harvard) in January.
The Saints are undefeated in their last eight contests (7-0-1) against Hockey East schools. That streak includes a 5-2 triumph at Northeastern on Friday.
The Last Meeting
November 29, 2008
No. 8 Terriers Record 4-1 Victory over St. Lawrence
The eighth-ranked Boston University men's ice hockey team kept its perfect non-conference record intact with a 4-1 home victory over St. Lawrence on Saturday evening at Agganis Arena. Eleven different Terriers earned at least one point on the night to help the Terriers improve to 9-4-0 on the year and 5-0-0 in non-league play.
The Terriers hold a slim 27-26-2 (.509) advantage against St. Lawrence in their all-time series, which began in the 1952-53 season. The former ECAC mates played at least once per season until BU joined Hockey East after the 1983-84 campaign. Since then, the teams have played nine times with BU going 5-4-0 in those contests. The most recent meeting took place at Agganis on Thanksgiving weekend in 2008 with the Terriers earning a 4-1 victory.
This season, St. Lawrence is winless in ECAC play (0-2-2) but has more non-conference wins than any other team in the country with six, including a weekend sweep in Maine last month. The win at Northeastern on Friday snapped a four-game winless streak (0-2-2) that dropped them out of the national rankings after an impressive 5-1-0 start.
The Saints boast the nation's top two point-scorers in senior Kyle Flanagan (9-12--21) and junior Greg Carey (9-11--20). They have each scored at least one point in every game except for a 4-2 loss to Yale on Nov. 10.
Junior goaltender Matt Weninger has started every game this season for St. Lawrence and sports a 2.33 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage.
BU is in the middle of a three-game homestand and will be looking to rebound from a 3-1 loss to New Hampshire last Sunday. The Terriers are 1-1 in non-conference play this season following their split at North Dakota earlier this month.
Linemates Wade Megan (6g, 4a) and Cason Hohmann (3g, 9a) have totaled 22 points and a combined plus-18 rating through the first 10 games. Freshman Matt Grzelcyk is on a six-game point streak (1g, 6a) and is one of only two rookie defensemen in the country averaging at least one point per game.
No Terrier has more than 12 penalty minutes so far this season, as the team is averaging just 11.2 penalty minutes per game after averaging 19.1 last year (2nd in nation).