Live Blog: BU vs. UMass Lowell

The Boston University men’s hockey team will faceoff against the University of Massachusetts Lowell tonight at Agganis Arena. The puck drop is set for 7 p.m. and will mark the Terriers’ last game of 2017. Last night at the Tsongas Center, BU fell 3-2 to Lowell after relinquishing its 2-1 lead in the third period, but graduate transfer forward Drew Melanson notched his first goal as a Terrier. In case you missed it, here is this week’s preview and follow along on tonight’s live blog below.

Live Blog BU vs. Lowell


  1. TALENT ON DISPLAY! The last game of 2017 saw this team’s true capabilities on display. The sixty minute effort, physical dominance of a bigger/older opponent, speed of play, crisp passing, instinctive movement patterns, relentless fore-check, smothering back-check, immediate outlet and complete nullification of Lowell’s neutral zone trap, scorers unleashed, etc. Last night’s game was a thing of beauty, and showed why this team was rightfully picked #2 in the nation in the preseason poll. All of the ingredients of a truly elite team were visible last night, and their manifestation nullified our so called “puck luck – snake bitten” karma. Whatever the intangibles were that have plagued this team, and caused its true worth from being consistently on display, were absent from the get-go because the team took control of its own destiny. In my humble opinion, I believe this team is most dangerous, and at its best, when its offensive mindset is un-tethered from (even legitimate) defensive concerns; i.e., this team’s best defense is its offense prowess. Glenn, your prescient comment two days ago was notably verified by #18’s three-goal performance last night, and Colin, your personally spoken optimism of two days ago was likewise prophetic. I have a sweet taste in my mouth heading into the Christmas break. Best wishes to all for the New Year! PSD

  2. Couple of things about this TALENT ON DISPLAY. Yeah for one night the Terriers showed what they can due if they put in a full 60 minute effort, but this has not been the case for most of the season thus far. I witnesses pretty much the same effort at Conte forum last week. Since it was the first game I saw this season I was stunned by the Terriers outburst of offense after falling behind early 0-2. However the next night the same inconsistent play we saw much of last year and a 1-4 lost with inability to create really good chances despite an edge in shots and possession. Difficult to figure this team out, immaturity, coaching problems, lacl of upperclass leadership? not sure. One thing is for sure however the Terriers need to string together 6 or seven in a row to have any chance of competing for any hardware this season and to get back into the national tourney picture. Lets break on that for a while.

  3. Best game of the year. Some mental mistakes that landed in the back of our net. But the break out was great. We beat Lowell to every loose puck. The Lowell goalies saw more rubber then the Michelin man. We have had several games were we deserved to win, and did not but make no mistake about it if we play like this on a regular basis the wins will come. As to our position Vito it’s not where we want to be but we are still very much in it. I also think 2nd half will. E huge as freshman will be more confident when they return. Go bu?