Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Weekend Preview: November 4 and 5
After a hard fought 3 point weekend against UMass - Amherst this past weekend, your Terriers face another branch of the UMass system this weekend. That's right, BU will travel up to everybody's favorite mill town turned heroin dealing hotspot on Saturday for a one night stand with the River Hawks. Here's what to look for on this post-Halloween weekend...
WE'RE GOING STREAKING
BU's own Matt Nieto is currently in the midst of a potentially historical streak. Dating back to last season's Hockey East quarterfinals against Northeastern, Nieto has scored in 8 straight games. 8. To put that into perspective, the current NCAA points leader hasn't even recorded a point in his last 8 games, never mind a goal. If he can score on Saturday, he'll tie Chris Drury's best streak of 9 straight games with goals. Let's see if Matt can even hit double digits...
How's the Weather Down There?
Once again, UMass-Lowell finds themselves in the cellar of Hockey East. Having already dropped their first two in conference games (albeit both to BC), Lowell looks to be on a one way ticket right back to the bottom of Hockey East. And to those Lowell fans who think that the future is bright, let me just remind you guys that you won 4 Hockey East games last year. 4. Good luck climbing out of that hole.
They Give You the Pads for a Reason...
In 5 overall games this season, UML goalies have allowed 16 goals this season, a number which wouldn't be that bad if they had scored more than 15 of their own goals. If you aren't going to blow the doors off offensively, you gotta stop the puck from going in the net - and the revolving door of goalies which UML employs have not been able to do that. In 5 tilts, they've allowed 16 goals, good for a 3.19 goals against average, and a .863 save percentage. Yikes. Hey guys, just a tip - try using the blocker once in a while.
Stay tuned to the blog for our Hockey East picks in the next few days!
Posted by George Washington at 11:38 AM