Game 8: Boston College-Boston University Hockey Gameday


After taking their most unfortunate loss of the season to date, tonight, the #3 Boston College Eagles will seek redemption against Boston University hockey.

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Losing to UConn in Hartford just two nights ago, the Eagles have little choice but to rebound against their arch rivals from down Commonwealth Avenue, but the visitors will not make it easy. Boston University’s Terriers, a truly awful team last season in their first year under Dave Quinn, have turned things around and now have a top five team nationally.

A big part of why the Terriers have turned things around is Jack Eichel, a freshman who is a projected first-round NHL draft pick in 2015. Eichel is second in the conference right now with nine points (4-5-9), while his teammate Danny O’Regan, a San Jose prospect, is close behind with seven.

Meanwhile, a far cry from where Boston College was last season with Johnny Gaudreau, Kevin Hayes, and Bill Arnold, who were three of the nation’s top five scorers, the Eagles have only one player — Ryan Fitzgerald — in the Hockey East top 25 in points so far.

Especially in the prolonged absence of defenseman Steve Santini, Boston College will need a big game from goalie Thatcher Demko as they seek to slow down the streaking Terriers.

Boston College-Boston University Hockey Gameday:
Game Info

8:00pm Eastern

Conte Forum (Kelley Rink), Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

NBC Sports Network

BC IMG Sports Network (Online link)

Records and Rankings
Boston College is ranked #3 in the nation with a 4-3-0 record; the Eagles are 1-2-0 (2 points) in Hockey East play.

Boston University is ranked #5 nationally with a 4-1-0 record. The Terriers most recently lost their first game of the season to Providence and have four points (2-1-0) in Hockey East.

Most Recent Results vs. Boston University Hockey
November 8, 2013: Boston College wins, 5-1 (at BU)
January 17, 2014: Boston College wins, 6-4 (at BC)
February 3, 2014: Boston College wins, 3-1 (Beanpot)

Boston College swept Boston University last season, with their last loss to the Terriers taking place in the 2013 Hockey East Tournament semifinal.