Game 20: Boston College-Northeastern Hockey Gameday


Every conference game is important for Boston College, and now, they get the first of a pair on Northeastern hockey gameday.

The #16 Eagles, winners of four in a row and 4-0-1 in their last five games, have hit their high-water mark of the season and are on the lookout for more. In tonight’s first game of the home-and-home series, they head into Boston to face the Northeastern Huskies, a team that started the season on a terrible losing streak but have rebounded.

Just how bad was that losing streak for the Huskies? They started the season with an 0-8-1 record, but are now 7-10-2 overall. For those who failed math, Northeastern is 7-2-1 in their last ten games, making them one of the hotter teams in Hockey East.

Though their chances of being one of the best teams in the conference were gone back in October and November, they have proven that in their current state they can do some damage to contenders like the Eagles. Statistically, they are one of the least prolific offensive teams, and their scoring defense is not great, either, but both are a fair bit better than they were. The Huskies got shut out three times in those first nine games, but average 3.5 goals per game over their last ten.

A four-point weekend for the Eagles would be a big deal, but to get the second two and make four, you must grab the first two. This is a crucial road game for Boston College to see if they can stretch out to their longest win streak of the season.

Boston College-Northeastern Hockey Gameday:
Game #20 Info

7:00pm Eastern

Matthews Arena, Boston, Massachusetts

BC Eagles web stream (Pay to play)

WEEI 850 AM (Jon Rish, Andy Powers) (Live stream)

Boston College Eagles
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Boston College Eagles

Records and Rankings
Boston College is ranked number 16 in the country, holding an overall record of 11-7-1. The Eagles have won their last four and have not lost any of their last five games, their longest such streak of the season. In their most recent game, the Eagles beat Dartmouth in New Hampshire, 3-2

Northeastern is unranked and holds a 7-10-2 record. On Tuesday, the Huskies beat #19 Yale, 3-2.

Most Recent Results vs. Northeastern Hockey
February 11, 2013: Boston College wins, 6-3 (at Beanpot)
November 1, 2013: Boston College wins, 4-2 (at BC)
November 2, 2013: Boston College wins, 4-3 in OT (at NU)
February 10, 2014: Boston College wins, 4-1 (at Beanpot)

This is the 223rd all-time meeting between the Eagles and Huskies. Boston College leads the all-time series, 161-47-14. The Eagles have won the last six games in a row, and 11 of the previous 12 meetings.