Big night in Hockey East tonight as BC heads up to Durham to face the UNH Wildcats. By my reasoning we probably need 1-2 points from this weekend to sew up an NCAA tournament bid regardless of how we do in the HEA tournament. UNH has already clinched the Hockey East regular season title and will be looking to lock up a #1 NCAA seed this weekend; BC on the other hand needs just a point to lock up the #2 seed in the Hockey East tournament (although this would be a mixed blessing, as it would likely mean facing a hot Northeastern team that usually plays BC tough in the HEA quarterfinals).
In any event, I'm picturing 3 points for BC this weekend. UNH is faltering somewhat (having lost 7-1 at Providence in their last outing) and BC is rounding into form at just the right time, much like last year (I told you to have faith). UNH is always a tough place to play and I can't wait for my first game at the Whitt, but I think February HEA player of the month Nate Gerbe has a huge weekend and this team takes care of business.
Friday - BC 1, UNH 1
Saturday - BC 3, UNH 2