Friday, November 18, 2016

Weekend With The Huskies

This weekend, BU get’s back into league play with a home and home series with UConn. Tonight’s game will be in Hartford at the XL Center and Saturday will be back on Comm Ave at Agannis.

UConn has had an up and down start to the season, coming in at 3-3-5. Yes, the Huskies already have five ties on the year. They opened the season with back to back home shutouts against Alabama Huntsville, but have only found the win column one other time. That was a 4-2 win at Notre Dame in the last weekend of October. Last weekend, UConn fell 7-4 at Ohio State on Friday and tied the Buckeyes 3-3 the following night.

Last season, BU and UConn played two games at the end of October. The Terriers battled to a 4-2 win at home on October 24th, thanks in large part to two third period goals, one by Brandon Fortunato and the other by Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson. Three days later, in a rare Tuesday night tilt in Hartford, UConn’s Tage Thompson went off, posting a hat-trick in a 5-2 Huskies route. It is the only UConn win against BU in five all time meetings.

Scouting The Huskies

Tage Thompson has picked up where he left off last year, leading UConn with 14 points. In 11 games played, the St. Louis Blues draft pick has seven goals and seven assists. Behind him is former BU commit Max Letunov, who has racked up four goals and seven assists in ten games played.

In goal, senior Rob Nichols and freshman Adam Huska have split time between the pipes. Nichols is 2-1-3 and has a .915 save percentage to go along with a 2.40 goals against average. Huska on the other hand, is 1-2-2 with a .916 save percentage and a 3.11 GAA.

BU Notes
- According to the Daily Free Press, Connor LaCouvee will get the start on Friday night in the BU net.

- No word on some of the injuries reported last week.

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