Thursday, December 1, 2011

BC Weekend, Enough Said **Updated**

Tomorrow, BU and BC will face off for the first of two games over the weekend. BU blanked the Eagles 5-0 back on the 13th on November. This weekend's games are not only huge because they're against the team's biggest rival, but potential PairWise points and Hockey East points are at stake. BU currently trails the Eagles by three points in the league standings.

BC is coming off a 3-2 comeback win over Yale in New Haven. Prior to that though, BC had been on a slight skid. Losers of two straight, one at Notre Dame 3-2 in overtime and to BU 5-0.

Chris Connolly is out tonight with a shoulder injury that he suffered in the first period of the Cornell game. In his place, Freshman Evan Rodrigues will make his return to the line up. One other lineup change it Alexx Privitera will be Max Nicastro's partner at defense, in place of Ryan Ruikka.

Scouting the Eagles 
No shock that Chis Kreider is leading the charge for BC. The World Junior sensation has 10 goals and 8 assists in 14 games played. Kreider also leads the team in total points with 18. Bill Arnold is in sole possession of the second place point leader with 15, seven goals and eight assists.

Goaltending? More like an empty net, BC has some real troubles in net. This would be one of those times where the numbers don't tell the whole story. Starter Parker Milner has a .909 save percentage with a 9-4-0 record. OK, well his numbers look solid, but Milner gives up a ton of rebounds, and oh by the way, he is a career 0-2 against BU with 10 goals allowed, stopping only 42 of 52 shots faced against the Terriers.

Why I Think BU Wins At Least One Game
BU is on a roll and has all the momentum. The other reason is now we have Garrett Noonan who did not play against BC earlier this year. Also, Corey Trivino is fully healthy and not playing his first game back from and ankle injury, like he did in November's game.

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