Saturday, November 12, 2011
One Tough Weekend (Part Two)
Tomorrow, BU will head over to Conte Forum to take on the Nation's second ranked team, Boston College. BC is 9-2-0 on the year and is coming off a win that they stoll from Northeastern. The Eagles scored with 2.8 seconds left in regulation to win 2-1. BC’s two loses are two Denver and UMass.
Strangely enough, BC's two losses have come against teams that BU has taken 5 out of possible 6 points from. BU upended Denver 4-3 at home and beat and tied UMass in a home and home series.
Scouting the Eagles
BC lost it’s fare share of players to graduation and the NHL, but this teams still brings a ton of talent to the table. World Junior standout, Chis Kreider is the team's leading goal scorer with 8. He also leads the Eagles in points with 16. Calgary Flames draft pick, Bill Arnold is second in points and goals with 14 and 7 respectively in each category.
BC's biggest question coming into the year was goaltending. Four year starter and two time National Champion, John Muses graduated at the end of last year, leaving a huge hole in net for BC. So far, junior Parker Milner has carried the load nicely. He has played every minute (except 1:47 when BC pulled him four and extra attacker) and has a .920 save percentage with a 2.08 goals against average. In 11 games Milner has stopped 263 of 286 shots.
The Last Time They Met...
was the first Monday in February in the first round of the Beanpot. BC won their fourth game against BU last year in overtime by a score of 3-2. The last time BU beat BC was in the in the 2010 season at Conte Forum. Colby Cohen won the game in overtime for the Terriers on a deflected one-time slapper.
Last night I ran into Corey Trivino during the second intermission and he said quote: "I think I can play against BC." That decision will be up the medical staff seeing as he missed the Merrimack game with a swollen ankle.