The marathon ends here. Hockey East's regular season concludes on Saturday night and No. 19 Boston University welcomes rival Northeastern to Agganis Arena for a closing contest with serious playoff implications for next week's quarterfinals.
BOSTON -- The marathon ends here.
Good evening from Boston University's beautiful Agganis Arena where the No. 19 Terriers (17-15-2, 14-10-2 Hockey East) close the regular season home schedule against the crosstown rival Northeastern Huskies (9-20-4, 5-17-4 HE) - their fourth and final meeting of 2012-13.
In the series opener on Friday at Matthews Arena, the Terriers scored twice in the first and third periods for a 4-2 victory. BU never trailed in the contest as they went up 2-0 in the first period before building to a 4-1 lead early in the final stanza. Each of the Terriers' four forward lines tallied a goal in the contest, including senior Jake Moscatel's first-career tally, and 31 saves from freshman Sean Maguire.
The game marks the 219th of all-time between the two sides in a series that dates back to 1930-31. The Huskies earned the first two wins in the series this year, including a 3-2 Beanpot victory on Feb. 4, but the Hockey East mark is tied at 1-1. BU has not lost a league season series to the Huskies since 1988-89.
Here are the full line-ups:
Drew Ellement - Mike Gunn
Dax Lauwers - Colton Saucerman
Ben Oskroba - Dustin Darou
Chris Rawlings (8-13-1, 3.14, .906)
Wade Megan - Cason Hohmann - Sahir Gill
Matt Nieto - Danny O'Regan - Evan Rodrigues
Matt Lane - Ben Rosen - Sam Kurker
Mike Moran - Ryan Santana - Jake Moscatel
Sean Escobedo - Ryan Ruikka
Ahti Oksanen - Patrick MacGregor
Matt Grzelcyk - Matt Ronan
Sean Maguire (9-7-0, 2.89, .915)
Joshua Kummins covers Hockey East for SB Nation. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaKummins.