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#9/11 Boston University (2-1-0, 0-0-0 Hockey East) vs. #14/13 UConn (5-0-1, 2-0-0 Hockey East)

Date & Time: Friday, October 21 – 7 p.m. | Saturday, October 22 – 7 p.m.
Venue: Agganis Arena – Boston, Mass.
Twitter: @BUGameDay | @TerrierHockey

The No. 9/11 Boston University men’s ice hockey team will open Hockey East play this weekend when the Terriers welcome No. 14/13 UConn to Agganis Arena for a weekend series. Puck drop on both Friday and Saturday is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Fans can purchase tickets for Friday’s contest by clicking herewith tickets for Saturday’s game available here. For fans that cannot make it to Agganis, both games will be streamed live on ESPN+, with an audio-only broadcast located here. All games that take place in Hockey East rinks will be shown on ESPN+ this season.

TERRIER TIDBITS

  • BU is back home following a weekend series at then-No. 6 Michigan.
  • The Terriers salvaged a split of the two games with a 3-2 triumph on Sunday.
  • Senior Matt Brown broke a 2-2 tie in the second period with his second goal of the season.
  • That completed a four-point weekend (1g, 3a) for Brown, who leads BU with five points (2g, 3a).
  • Senior Domenick Fensore and junior Cade Webber each scored their first goal of the season, with Webber’s strike his first as a Terrier.
  • Senior Jay O’Brien notched two assists in Sunday’s win while junior Luke Tuch and senior Ethan Phillips each lit the lamp on Friday.
  • Junior Vinny Duplessis stopped all 12 shots he faced in the third period on Sunday as part of a 31-save performance.
  • Duplessis has won each of his last seven starts dating back to Dec. 31, 2021.
  • BU won 58.3% of its faceoffs this past weekend against Michigan, with senior Wilmer Skoog going 23-12 (65.7%) at the dot in his first two games of the season.
  • Through three games this year, BU is 114-93 (55.1%) on faceoffs.

SERIES HISTORY

  • The Terriers and Huskies have had 22 prior meetings and BU is 12-8-2 (.591) in them.
  • The Terriers are 5-3-2 against UConn at Agganis, though the Huskies won their last trip to BU, a 5-1 victory on Oct. 9, 2021.
  • The last regular-season contest between the two teams was a 2-1 overtime triumph for BU on Jan. 14 at XL Center.
  • UConn won the most recent tilt, a 3-1 win in the Hockey East quarterfinals, also at XL Center.
  • BU has won three out of five and seven of the last 12 overall meetings against UConn.
  • The Terriers have won the last two OT games, including a 3-2 triumph at Freitas Ice Forum on Feb. 20, 2021.

SCOUTING THE HUSKIES

  • UConn, a Hockey East finalist last season, is off to a 5-0-1 start, most recently skating to a 6-1 win and a 0-0 tie against then-No. 11 Ohio State last weekend in Hartford.
  • Freshman Matthew Wood leads UConn with seven points thanks to three goals and a team-high four assists.
  • Wood is one of five different Huskies with three goals this season.
  • UConn is a perfect 23-for-23 on the penalty kill this season.
  • Sophomore Logan Terness and freshman Arsenii Sergeev have each played three games between the pipes for UConn.
  • Terness is 2-0-1 with a 0.65 goals-against average and a .973 save percentage.
  • He posted a 43-save shutout in the 1-1 tie against Ohio State this past weekend.
  • Sergeev is 3-0-0 with a .940 save percentage and a 1.65 GAA.

UP NEXT

  • The Terriers will face No. 19/20 UMass Lowell in a home-and-home series that begins Friday, Oct. 28, in Lowell.



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