Tale of the Tape: Merrimack at Boston College

Merrimack and Boston College close out the regular-season series tonight at Conte Forum, a place where the Warriors have not won in 17 years.

BC took a 4-1 win at Merrimack’s Lawler Rink last month.

The Eagles are riding a six-game winning stream and a 13-game unbeaten streak (12-0-1); BC’s last loss was Nov. 29 against Holy Cross.

Team Comparison

[table]Team, HEA Rank, GP, W, L, T, HEA Pts, GF, GA, Pct.
Merrimack, 11, 25, 7, 15, 3, 6, 48, 69, .340
Boston College, 1, 27, 20, 4, 3, 25, 117, 59, .796
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[table]Team, PP%, PK%, PIM/G, GF/G, GA/G, SF/G, SA/G
Merrimack, 14.0%, 83.8%, 12.76, 1.92, 2.76, 29.4, 26.4
Boston College, 20.2%, 91.1%, 12.70, 4.33, 2.19, 32.5, 29.0
[/table]

[table]
Team, Pairwise, RPI, KRACH, USCHO Poll, USA Today Poll
Merrimack, 45th, 45th, 40th, NR, NR
Boston College, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd
[/table]

Merrimack Records

[table]
Situation, Record
Home, 6-5-0
Away, 1-10-2
Scoring First, 5-3-1
Opp. Scores First, 2-12-2
Outshooting, 6-8-1
Outshot, 1-6-2
1-Goal Games, 2-5
Leading After 1, 3-3-0
Trailing After 1, 1-9-2
Tied After 1, 3-3-1
Leading After 2, 2-2-0
Trailing After 2, 3-11-1
Tied After 2, 2-2-2
[/table]

Boston College Records

[table]
Situation, Record
Home, 8-1-1
Away, 8-3-2
Scoring First, 15-0-1
Opp. Scores First, 5-4-2
Outshooting, 12-2-0
Outshot, 6-1-2
1-Goal Games, 5-1
Leading After 1, 12-0-2
Trailing After 1, 1-4-0
Tied After 1, 7-0-1
Leading After 2, 17-0-1
Trailing After 2, 0-4-1
Tied After 2, 3-0-1
[/table]

Merrimack Who’s Hot

[table]
Player, GP, G, A, Pts, +/-, SOG
Chris LeBlanc, 4, 3, 1, 4, -1, 8
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Boston College Who’s Hot

[table]
Player, GP, G, A, Pts, +/-, SOG
Johnny Gaudreau, 3, 3, 2, 5, +5, 14
Bill Arnold, 3, 0, 5, 5, +5, 7
Thatcher Demko, 3, 1.00, .968
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Merrimack Leaders

[table]
Category, Player, Statistic
Points, Mike Collins, 19
Goals, Mike Collins, 8
Assists, Mike Collins, 11
Shots, Mike Collins, 77
PIM, Jordan Heywood/Kyle Singleton, 31
+/-, Justin Mansfield, +3
GAA, Rasmus Tirronen, 2.37
Save %, Rasmus Tirronen, .912
Record, Rasmus Tirronen, 6-8-3
Shutouts, Rasmus Tirronen, 1
[/table]

Boston College Leaders

[table]
Category, Player, Statistic
Points, Johnny Gaudreau, 53
Goals, Johnny Gaudreau, 24
Assists, Bill Arnold, 30
Shots, Johnny Gaudreau, 105
PIM, Michael Matheson, 41
+/-, Johnny Gaudreau, +34
GAA, Thatcher Demko, 1.90
Save %, Thatcher Demko, .930
Record, Thatcher Demko, 9-1-2
Shutouts, Demko/Billett, 1
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