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Agganis
12-04-2010, 11:12 PM
After this weekend BU is up to 3 losses, similarly NU is now up to 3 wins.

I have to assume #35 is getting the nod for BU.

slurpees
12-06-2010, 03:20 PM
no one care about this game?

skatin_terrier
12-06-2010, 06:00 PM
Just you, me and Agganis....

Jacques Joubert
12-06-2010, 06:24 PM
I care. Almost more than I cared about this past weekend (lying).

The BU squad needs to learn from its mistakes and come out strong.

NU beat Merrimack (can't believe I'm writing this) so they're not to be underestimated.

Huskies01
12-06-2010, 06:41 PM
As a NU fan I dont know what is worse. Playing bu when they are on a roll, or playing them after they got their behinds handed to them against their biggest rival. Great game to be walking into.

I guess the one plus for NU right now is that might be facing the weakest goalie in Hockey East, which for a team that can barely get two goals in a game, is just what the doctor ordered.

On the other hand, outside of the 1-0 NU win at Matthews last year, bu has owned NU since Cronin took over. For whatever reason, NU has more success against BC then they do bu.

My favorite is watching bu on the PP. All of NU knows that bu loves to score on the PP via the backdoor play against NU, everyone but the players that is. It gets a bit frustrating to watch time and time again.

But for NU right now the senior line is doing all the scoring, the freshmen dmen have been outstanding, check out # 6 Oleksiak, kinda hard to miss him at 6-7 and the kid has been the best dman for NU this year, and is playing like a potential #1 draft pick this spring. I dont think he is even 18 yet. Bitetto has had his moments to and of late has been not been shy shooting the puck. Rawlings has been outstanding this year, but bu lit him up those last two games last year that cost NU a playoff spot.

NU has been giving up the first goal alot lately, so I expect the same thing on Wednesday. Most of the time they give up the first two goals, and then storm back for a tie. That probably wont work in this game though. I would guess bu 5 - nu 2. bu gets straightened out a bit and NU goes into the break with some time to heal and get ready for what should be a nice schedule for a home ice run in January.

slurpees
12-06-2010, 06:49 PM
As a NU fan I dont know what is worse. Playing bu when they are on a roll, or playing them after they got their behinds handed to them against their biggest rival. Great game to be walking into.

I guess the one plus for NU right now is that might be facing the weakest goalie in Hockey East, which for a team that can barely get two goals in a game, is just what the doctor ordered.

On the other hand, outside of the 1-0 NU win at Matthews last year, bu has owned NU since Cronin took over. For whatever reason, NU has more success against BC then they do bu.

My favorite is watching bu on the PP. All of NU knows that bu loves to score on the PP via the backdoor play against NU, everyone but the players that is. It gets a bit frustrating to watch time and time again.

But for NU right now the senior line is doing all the scoring, the freshmen dmen have been outstanding, check out # 6 Oleksiak, kinda hard to miss him at 6-7 and the kid has been the best dman for NU this year, and is playing like a potential #1 draft pick this spring. I dont think he is even 18 yet. Bitetto has had his moments to and of late has been not been shy shooting the puck. Rawlings has been outstanding this year, but bu lit him up those last two games last year that cost NU a playoff spot.

NU has been giving up the first goal alot lately, so I expect the same thing on Wednesday. Most of the time they give up the first two goals, and then storm back for a tie. That probably wont work in this game though. I would guess bu 5 - nu 2. bu gets straightened out a bit and NU goes into the break with some time to heal and get ready for what should be a nice schedule for a home ice run in January.

Rollheiser is the weakest goalie in Hockey East because....

he beat the #3 team in the country two weeks ago?

Federal League
12-06-2010, 09:17 PM
I guess the one plus for NU right now is that might be facing the weakest goalie in Hockey East, which for a team that can barely get two goals in a game, is just what the doctor ordered.


My favorite is watching bu on the PP. All of NU knows that bu loves to score on the PP via the backdoor play against NU, everyone but the players that is. It gets a bit frustrating to watch time and time again.

These two things should be the other way around. Aside from the BC games, both of BU's goalies have been great this year. And even with the recent struggles, BU is still head and shoulders above Maine and UML in net.

The PP, however, has been horrendous. Back door, front door, side door, it doesn't really matter. BU can't score on the PP.

NU's been playing well lately after a tough start, while BU was kind of riding in the middle of the road for a month before being driven off it and into a ditch by BC. I don't know what to expect in this game. I could see a close game or I could see a blowout by either team. Should be interesting to see how BU responds with the quick turnaround.

DaveStPaul
12-06-2010, 10:14 PM
no one care about this game?


Just you, me and Agganis....

I'm still drowning my [hic!] sorrwos.

slurpees
12-06-2010, 10:36 PM
Back door, front door, side door, it doesn't really matter. BU can't score on the PP.

reread that a couple of times.

Federal League
12-06-2010, 10:55 PM
reread that a couple of times.

Not entirely unintentional. I could've said "BU sucks on the PP" (which is still one of my favorite signs ever).

Salvo1017
12-07-2010, 12:22 AM
But for NU right now the senior line is doing all the scoring, the freshmen dmen have been outstanding, check out # 6 Oleksiak, kinda hard to miss him at 6-7 and the kid has been the best dman for NU this year, and is playing like a potential #1 draft pick this spring.

that kid is a beast, I didn't realize he was a Freshman, he could be something great for you guys down the road.

DaveStPaul
12-08-2010, 08:31 AM
Game night bump.

Bomber
12-08-2010, 08:42 AM
This is my first game back at HAA since Maine. Please don't suck BU.

I expect an atmosphere flatter than an Illinois "A."

BU Hockey: Rebound or Regress?

J.D.
12-08-2010, 09:07 AM
Heading over to the game tonight...what's my best bet for parking?

Jacques Joubert
12-08-2010, 09:43 AM
I almost always park on Pleasant St in Brookline across from the arena.

It runs perpendicular to Comm Ave and you can park on the side of the street that faces Boston.

It's free, close and I've never gotten a ticket.

If you can get there around 5 PM you might just get a metered spot on Comm Ave. Bring 4 quarters for that.

See you all there. Hopefully they get it together.

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=pleasant+st+brookline+ma&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Pleasant+St,+Brookline,+MA&gl=us&ei=7Kf_TNiAIYP6lwfP25T-CA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBYQ8gEwAA

acs64
12-08-2010, 09:58 AM
I care. Almost more than I cared about this past weekend (lying).

The BU squad needs to learn from its mistakes and come out strong.

NU beat Merrimack (can't believe I'm writing this) so they're not to be underestimated.

NU's gonna sneak up on a lot of teams. Solid team if they play their game, imo.

Jacques Joubert
12-08-2010, 10:10 AM
NU's gonna sneak up on a lot of teams. Solid team if they play their game, imo.

As a devout BU fan, I think these next two games are really, really important.

Scarlet
12-08-2010, 10:27 AM
These mid week games are odd. I actually walked halfway to the T this morning before I realized that I was supposed to drive in. I hope that's not a sign of things to come tonight. Maybe it's too soon after the weekend but I don't know what to think about this game.

Rogie21
12-08-2010, 04:26 PM
Nieto-Coyle-Chiasson
Gill-Trivino-Pereira
Glass-Gaudet-Megan
Courtnall-Rosen-Santana

Warsofsky-Ruikka
Noonan-Clendeningn
Escobedo-Nicastro

Millan

Federal League
12-08-2010, 04:28 PM
We're live blogging (http://thebostonhockeyblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/bu-vs-northeastern-live-blog.html).