The Matchup: The Bentley hockey team will make its return trip to Agganis Arena to face Boston University on Tuesday night, two seasons after defeating the Terriers on their home ice 4-1. The action is set to get started at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Falcons are coming off a 3-2 home defeat to Rensselaer at home Friday night, just the team's 2nd loss in eight games. They'll go into Tuesday's game with a 5-4-1 overall record.
The Terriers come into the game ranked No. 11 in this week's USCHO Division I poll and with a 6-4-2 overall record. BU split a series with Michigan at home over the weekend, rallying with three goals in the 3rd period for a 3-2 win the 1st game, and dropping the 2nd contest on Saturday 4-2. BU is currently 3-2-2 in Hockey East games.
Follow the Game: Links to video and live stats can be found here. Additionally, game updates will be on Twitter @BentleyFalcons.
Last Time Out: The Falcons suffered a 3-2 home defeat to RPI on Friday after not being able to dig out of a 3-0 deficit after 10 minutes of the 2nd period. Freshman Jake Ahlgren got Bentley back in it with his 3rd goal of the season late in the frame, and junior Max French made it 3-2 6:44 into the 3rd period, but Bentley could not find the tying goal the rest of the way. Goalie Gabe Antoni made 31 saves in his 2nd straight start.
Last Meeting vs. BU: Bentley came away with a 4-1 win over the Terriers in the team's only previous meeting on Dec. 14, 2013. Four different players scored and they led 3-0 until BU finally scored with just over five minutes left in the game. Goalie Branden Komm made 42 saves to earn the win.
French Keeps it Up: French's goal on Friday was his 7th of the season in just six games this year since missing the start of the season. He has scored in each game, and leads the team in goals and is tied in points (11) with Kyle Schmidt. In Atlantic Hockey, French is T-3rd in goals, and he and Schmidt are T-10th in points.
Bentley vs. Hockey East: Bentley has a 7-9 record all-time in games played against schools played in Hockey East. A 4-2 record against Northeastern, 1-0 vs. Boston Univ., 0-2 vs. Merrimack, 1-1 vs. UMass and 0-5 vs. UMass-Lowell.
Up Next: Bentley will take on the University of New Hampshire (3-5-3, 1-1-3 HE) on Saturday at 7:00 pm at the Whittemore Center in Durham, N.H. The Wildcats will play Tuesday night as well when they visit RPI. Following that game, Bentley returns to the JAR, and Atlantic Hockey play, on Tuesday, Dec. 1 when they host AIC.