Live Blog: BU hockey visits UMass Lowell

We’re live at the Tsongas Center for what should be a thrilling top-10 clash between two Hockey East squads.

Come 7:15, the No. 3 Boston University men’s hockey team will take on No. 9 University of Massachusetts Lowell, and these squads never disappoint.

They met back on Jan. 28, with the Terriers earning a 4-2 win. Will more fireworks be on display tonight?

Let’s find out together – so follow along in the live blog below!

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BU visits UMass Lowell on Friday night to close out Hockey East series

A stern test awaits the No. 3 Boston University men’s hockey team, as it’ll visit No. 9 University of Massachusetts Lowell on Friday night.

Rumor is the Tsongas Center has been sold out for weeks, and rightly so with two of the NCAA’s elite teams duking it out. For context, they met back on Jan. 28, with BU earning a 4-2 win over the River Hawks.

Ahead of this game, Jonathan wrote his usual preview, so be sure to check that out over on The Daily Free Press.

As tough as Lowell will be, it’s hard not to look ahead to Monday night’s Beanpot title game vs. No. 4 Harvard University. Despite that, freshman goaltender Jake Oettinger stressed that the Terriers are staying in the moment.

“We have a chance to win a championship on Monday, but we also have a chance to move towards another championship Friday night. It’s trying to focus on one game at a time, because the biggest game ahead of us is Lowell. Just focus on that and … play a full 60. It’s going to be a really good test for us.” – Oettinger

For more from Oettinger and head coach David Quinn, click the link above.

The Look Back: BU returns to win column against UMass Lowell

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Set aside frustrations, as the sky is not falling in the land of Terrier hockey.

Pegged against No. 7 University of Massachusetts Lowell, the No. 1 Boston University’s men’s hockey team grinded its way to a 4-2 win Saturday night at Agganis Arena.

While it’s impressive enough that BU knocked off Lowell, the main storyline is that it nipped its two-game skid in the bud. The Terriers were previously swept by Merrimack College, and head coach David Quinn was visibly frustrated with his player’s mental approach.

However, thanks to 33 saves from freshman goaltender Jake Oettinger, two goals from sophomore forward Bobo Carpenter and two points from freshman forward Clayton Keller, BU returned to form. The most impressive part, arguably, was that the Terriers opted for a blue-collar approach, saying sayonara to fancy stickhandling and cute passes.

For a full recap of the game, check out Shelby’s story over on The Daily Free Press. Oettinger was stellar, too, and Jonathan wrote about his performance.

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Live Blog: BU hosts UMass Lowell

Fresh off being swept by Merrimack College, the No. 1 Boston University men’s hockey team is right back in action tonight.

It’ll take on No. 7 University of Massachusetts Lowell at Agganis Arena, with puck drop set for 7:05 p.m. A stream of the game can be found by clicking here.

We’re on site for all the action, so follow along via our live blog below!

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BU searches for form, swagger against Merrimack, UMass Lowell

When the No. 1 Boston University men’s hockey team takes to the ice at Agganis Arena this weekend, it will be in a somewhat foreign spot: looking to recover from a loss.

In fact, when Merrimack College snapped the Terriers’ eight-game win streak on Tuesday, 46 days had passed since the scarlet and white left the rink with anything less than a full two points.

“I think it’s an eye-opener,” said sophomore forward Bobo Carpenter. “[The loss] didn’t need to happen, but now that it happened, I think everyone is that much more focused. You never want to lose. I think everyone is just ready to get going again and get another streak going.”

Unfamiliar feelings aside, BU (16-6-2, 9-3-2 Hockey East) made it crystal clear that Friday night’s rematch with Merrimack (9-13-3, 3-7-3 Hockey East) and Saturday evening’s clash with No. 7 University of Massachusetts Lowell are about getting back to business.

For a full version of this story, check out Jonathan’s preview over on The Daily Free Press.