With two games left in the Hockey East regular season, the Terriers will return to Agganis Arena tonight to square off against Merrimack.
BU tied their most recent contest 1-1 at Providence, continuing their four-game unbeaten streak. While gaining only one point against the Friars hurt fifth-place BU’s chances at reaching the conference’s top four to secure a home-ice playoff game, losses from Northeastern and UMass Lowell last night mean that the Terriers are still right there in the hunt.
As for the visitors, Merrimack bring up the bottom of the division standings, and are weeks removed from being serious playoff contenders. That said, the Warriors did put up a good fight in a 4-2 loss to league-leading UMass earlier this week, and beat BU 4-0 in October before falling to the Terriers 7-2 at Agganis Arena later in the season.
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