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Boston University vs. North Dakota, Frozen Four Semifinal Preview: By the numbers

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Matt Dewkett

Boston -- Thursday's second Frozen Four semifinal between Boston University and North Dakota pits two of the most prestigious programs in college hockey history.

  • Boston University is making its 22nd Frozen Four appearance while North Dakota is in its 21st Frozen Four.
  • The Terriers have 5 national championships to UND's seven national titles.
  • Two Hobey Baker Hat Trick finalists, Jack Eichel and Zane McIntyre, are in this game.
  • Boston University has four players with more points than North Dakota's leading scorer.
  • North Dakota has twice as many NHL Draft picks on its roster as does BU.
  • BU is the youngest team in the country and has three players ranked by NHL Central Scouting in the final rankings for the 2015 NHL Draft while North Dakota has zero draft-eligible players.
  • Neither head coach, Dave Hakstol or David Quinn, have won a national title as a head coach, but both won as an assistant coach.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY NORTH DAKOTA
Regional Northeast Regional Champion West Regional Champion
Conference Hockey East NCHC
Record 27-7-5 29-9-3
Head Coach David Quinn Dave Hakstol
Frozen Four Appearances (Last) 21 (2009) 20 (2014)
National Championships 5 (2009) 7 (2000)
Goals Per Game (National Rank) 3.85 (2nd) 3.29 (8th)
Goals Against Per Game (National Rank) 2.26 (12th) 2.17 (7th)
Scoring Margin (National Rank) 1.59 (3rd) 1.52 (5th)
Penalty Minutes (National Rank) 11.6 (25th) 13.5 (12th)
Power Play Percentage (National Rank) 25.6 (2nd) 19.6 (18th)
Penalty Kill Percentage (National Rank) 83.9 (28th) 84.8 (24th)
Leading Scorer (Points) Jack Eichel (67) Drake Caggiula (36)
Leading Goal Scorer Eichel/Ahti Oksanen (24) Drake Caggiula (18)
Assists Leader Jack Eichel (43) Jordan Schmaltz (27)
Top +/- Jack Eichel (+49) Gage Ausmus (+15)
Starting Goaltender Matt O'Connor (2.10/.928) Zane McIntyre (2.00/.931)
NHL Draft Picks 7 14

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Jeff Cox covers college, junior, high school and prep hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxSports.