#2 BU (12-3-4, 7-1-2 Hockey East) vs. #17 BC (12-7-2, 5-4-2 Hockey East)
Before I even start this article, I have to be honest. If its not given in the name, we are somewhat biased here at Biased Boston Sports. Although we like to keep it somewhat readable, I am a Terrier and HATE the Eagles. Nothing against BC, but this one tonight is personal.
College hockey's biggest and most intense rivalry is set to resume tonight at Boston University's historic Agganis Arena. The series dates back to 1918, when BU first assembled a hockey team. In that game, BU played one game all season and it was against the boys from Chestnut Hill. The Dog Pound and Superfans are sure to be loud and proud tonight, as many are returning from their Winter Break. The all-time series record between the two schools is in favor of BU, 120-119-17. In the first meeting of the season, BU got the better of the Eagles in Chestnut Hill by a score of 5-3.
The #2 Terriers are led by the 18 year old sensation Jack Eichel, who was also the captain for Team USA in the World Juniors earlier this month. Eichel is thought to be one of the two top picks in this years NHL draft. Eichel leads Hockey East in points, while junior forward Danny O'Regan leads in goals. The #17 Eagles are led by Bruins prospect Ryan Fitzgerald and company. Although the Eagles have had a disappointing season as of late, they are now healthy and looking to get back on top of the Hockey East standings. If the Eagles can pull this off, it would be their biggest win of the season by far.
The Eagles may be getting healthy and gaining momentum in the past month, but the Boston University Terrier's are a team on a mission. After a disappointing first season after the retirement of long time coach Jack Parker, the Terriers seem poised to make a deep push for a National Championship. BU boasts one of the top offenses in college hockey and junior goaltender Matt O'Connor is having a career year. You will be getting a good hockey game, per usual when these two teams meet, but in the end I believe BU has too much talent. Aside from the score, expect to see a lot of chippiness and hits after the whistle. Agganis Arena should be rocking on another friday night.
BU 4 BC 2
The game will be on NESN for those of you in the New England area tonight at 7 p.m. This should be one of the best games of the season, regardless of records or injuries
by Pete Packowski @Pete_BBS