BOSTON -- Good Saturday evening and welcome inside Agganis Arena on the campus of Boston University where The Battle of Commonwealth Avenue shifts to close this weekend's Hockey East home-and-home series between the No. 10 Terriers and No. 4 Boston College.
Tonight's 269th all-time meeting between the storied programs is set for a 7 p.m. puck drop.
BC is 11-3-1 all-time here at Agganis, and a win tonight would mark the 1,000th career victory for Eagles head coach Jerry York. The Eagles have come out of this building with a win in two consecutive seasons and seven victories in eight games since the 2009-10 season.
BC was a 5-3 winner in last night's contest at Conte Forum. The Eagles did not lead until late in the second period, but junior Ian McCoshen scored twice in the third to clinch BC's first home win over its archrival since Jan. 17, 2014.
McCoshen tallied the game-winning goal with 2:10 remaining in regulation, an empty net goal in the final 15 seconds, and added a pair of assists for his first collegiate four-point game. His first goal was his second winner of the season and his second power play goal in as many games.
Junior Austin Cangelosi tied the game at 1-1 with a shorthanded penalty shot goal 2:01 into the middle period. It was the Eagles' first successful penalty shot since Chris Kreider lit the lamp against Notre Dame on Nov. 18, 2011.
BU senior Ahti Oksanen and freshman Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson each scored a goal and added an assist in last night's loss, while Sean Maguire was strong with 32 saves. The Terriers posted their first three-goal effort on the power play this season, finishing 3-for-6.
Oksanen's go-ahead goal came just 17 seconds after Cangelosi's penalty shot and marked his 100th career point. He became the 82nd player and third European in BU history to reach the century mark.
Here are tonight's lines:
EAGLES (15-4-2, 8-1-2)
Adam GilmourMatthew Gaudreau - -
- Zach Sanford -
Travis Jeke - - Chris Calnan
- Casey Fitzgerald
Josh Couturier - Michael Kim - Scott Savage
TERRIERS (11-7-3, 5-4-2)
Ryan Cloonan - Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson - Danny O'Regan
Jordan Greenway - Matt Lane - Ahti Oksanen
Oskar Andrén - Bobo Carpenter - Robbie Baillargeon
Brien Diffley - Mike Moran - Tommy Kelley
Matt Grzelcyk - Charlie McAvoy
- Brandon Fortunato
- John MacLeod