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Wisconsin at Boston College: Pregame Notes and Line Combinations

Pregame notes and line combinations before No. 4 Boston College hosts Wisconsin in its 2015-16 home opener on Friday night at Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Boston College and Wisconsin met in the 2010 NCAA Championship game.
Boston College and Wisconsin met in the 2010 NCAA Championship game.
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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Hello and welcome inside Kelley Rink on the campus of Boston College where the fourth-ranked Eagles are set to face Wisconsin in their home opener for the second time in three seasons. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m.

BC opened its season by splitting a pair of road games in New York last weekend, a trip that concluded with a 2-1 shutout loss to RPI on Sunday. The Eagles entered the contests as the top-ranked team in both national polls.

Sophomore Zach Sanford scored his second goal in as many games in the third period, but he was the lone Eagle to solve Jason Kasdorf who stopped the other 36 shots he faced. Miles Wood led a talented freshman class with  goal and two assists on the weekend, all of which came at West Point.

Sanford scored the final goal in the Eagles' 5-1 win over Army two nights before. He became the first Eagle to start a season with consecutive power play goals since Brock Bradford in 2008-09.

The Badgers opened the season with consecutive ties for the first time in school history, overcoming a three-goal deficit in less than three minutes during Saturday's third period to pull even with Northern Michigan. Each of the Badgers' five goals were scored by a different player while freshman Seamus Malone assisted on three of them.

Senior Adam Miller and freshman Matt Jurusik split the weekend in goal for Wisconsin, each making their first collegiate start. Miller made 32 saves, including 19 in the third period, in Friday's 2-2 tie with the Wildcats.

Wisconsin started the 2013-14 season in the Bay State and fell to the Eagles and Boston University, its opponent tomorrow night, by a combined 16-5 score. The Badgers are just 4-8-1 in true road openers since Mike Eaves took over as head coach in 2002.

Here are tonight's lines:

BADGERS (0-0-2, 0-0-0 Big Ten)

Luke Kunin - Cameron Hughes - Jedd Soleway
Ryan Wagner - Seamus Malone - Grant Besse
Will Johnson - Adam Rockwood - Matthew Freytag
Jason Ford - Matt Ustaski - Corbin McGuire

Kevin Schulze - Jake Linhart
Eddie Wittchow - Tim Davison
Peter Tischke - Jake Bunz

Adam Miller
Matt Jurusik

EAGLES (1-1-0, 0-0-0 Hockey East)

Alex Tuch - Zach Sanford - Jeremy Bracco
Ryan Fitzgerald - Colin White - Adam Gilmour
Miles Wood - Austin Cangelosi - Chris Calnan
Matthew Gaudreau - Chris Brown - J.D. Dudek

Ian McCoshen - Casey Fitzgerald
Teddy Doherty - Steve Santini
Josh Couturier - Scott Savage

Thatcher Demko
Chris Birdsall
Alex Joyce