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Boston College at Northeastern: Pregame Notes and Line Combinations

Pregame notes and line combinations before No. 2/3 Boston College and Northeastern shift their Hockey East home-and-home series to Matthews Arena for a 4 p.m. Sunday faceoff.

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BOSTON -- Good afternoon and welcome inside historic Matthews Arena on the campus of Northeastern University where the Huskies and No. 2/3 Boston College Eagles will conclude their Hockey East home-and-home series with a 4 p.m. faceoff.

The teams skated to an entertaining 3-3 tie last night with the Huskies coming back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to salvage their third Hockey East point of the season. BC's first overtime result of the season snapped its 11-game winning streak, which dated back to a 2-1 setback Oct. 11 at RPI.

Northeastern's Nolan Stevens scored last night's equalizing goal with just 2:14 left in regulation. The sophomore leads the Huskies with seven goals after his second consecutive multi-point effort.

NU held a 5-1 shots on goal advantage in the succeeding overtime period, but settled for the tie and its first point on the road at Conte Forum since Feb. 18, 2011.

Junior goaltender Thatcher Demko tied his season high with 33 saves for the Eagles, including 20 combined in the third period and overtime. Rookie Colin White's team-best point streak now stands nine games long after he gave BC a 3-2 lead on a shorthanded goal 11:11 into the third frame.

The Huskies and Eagles also skated to a tie when they last met at Matthews, finishing locked at a 1-1 score on Jan. 9. In that game, current BC junior Adam Gilmour scored with 2:15 left in regulation.

Here are tonight's lines:

EAGLES (12-1-1, 5-0-1)

Miles Wood - Austin Cangelosi - Christopher Brown
Matthew Gaudreau - Colin White - Ryan Fitzgerald
Adam Gilmour - Zach Sanford - Alex Tuch
Travis Jeke - Peter McMullen - J.D. Dudek

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

Thatcher Demko
Alex Joyce

HUSKIES (2-11-3, 0-7-3)

Nolan Stevens - Zach Aston-Reese - Lincoln Griffin
Dylan Sikura - Adam Gaudette - Sam Kurker
Mike McMurtry - Brendan Collier - Ryan Rosenthal
Mike Jamieson - Tanner Pond - Patrick Schule

Jarrett Fennell - Matt Benning
Colton Saucerman - Eric Williams
Trevor Owens - Garrett Cockerill

Ryan Ruck
Derick Roy
Jake Theut