NO. 3 RANKED MEN'S HOCKEY FACES BOSTON U. IN HOCKEY EAST MATCHUP
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SCOUTING THE TERRIERS: The No. 6 ranked Terriers enter Friday’s game with a 16-5-8 overall record and a 11-4-7 record in 22 Hockey East games...BU currently sits in second place in the standings with 29 points...The Terriers are coming off a 2-1 victory against Boston College in the Beanpot championship game on Monday, Feb. 12th...Bryan McGuirk scored his first goal of the season just 5:06 into overtime to lead BU to its 28th Beanpot title, which includes the last three consecutive...Junior goalie John Curry was named MVP and was awarded the Eberly Trophy posting a .985 save percentage in the tournament...The Terriers own the top-ranked defense in the nation allowing only 1.69 goals per game...BU owns a 6-3-4 home record this season and a 9-2-4 record away from Agganis Arena...The Terriers are 7-1-2 in their last 10 games and have outscored their opponent, 30 to 17...BU’s last loss came on Jan. 26 vs. Boston College, a 5-2 loss at Agganis Arena...Sophomore forward Chris Higgins leads the team in scoring with 26 points (10g, 16a) in 28 games, while junior forward Pete MacArthur has notched 13-12-25...Senior goaltender John Curry has played in 25 games this season logging the bulk of the time in net with a 12-5-7 record...Curry also owns a 1.80 GAA and .934 save percentage...He ranks second in the nation in GAA and third in save percentage.

SERIES HISTORY VS. BOSTON U.: Boston University leads the all-time series with UNH, 90-39-17 in 146 all-time meetings between the two schools dating back to Feb. 5, 1925...In 17 all-time meetings at the Whittemore Center, the Terriers have the best record of any Hockey East team at Towse Rink with a 7-5-5 record... UNH owns a 2-0-1 all-time record vs. Boston U. at Agganis Arena...In the overall series, UNH has won three of the last six meetings with the teams skating to a 4-4 tied back on Nov. 10 at the Whittemore Center...Coach Umile owns a 21-27-7 all-time record against Boston University...In the last 11 meetings, the series is deadlocked at 4-4-3...Senior forwards Brett Hemingway and Jacob Micflikier is the leading active career Wildcat scorer against BU with 10 points, while junior goaltender Kevin Regan has made six career starts vs. the Terriers...Regan has posted a 2-2-2 record vs. BU with a 4.10 GAA and a .866 save percentage.

LAST TIME OUT:  UNH took out Merrimack to sweep the season series with a 4-1 against the Warriors at Lawler Arena on Saturday night in North Andover, Mass...The top line of Jacob Micflikier, Mike Radja and Brett Hemingway scored three goals in the game, it was the first time this season in the 21 games they had played together that they each scored a goal...Junior netminder Kevin Regan notched 28 saves in his 20th win of the season...UNH’s power play scored three goals for the first time this season, after scoring two goals with a man up eight times this year.

THE HOCKEY EAST PLAYOFF SCENARIOS: The Wildcats can at least clinch a share of the regular-season title this weekend with one win...UNH can also clinch the title outright with two victories for its fifth regular-season Hockey East title in school history...UNH clinches the top seed overall in the Hockey East Tournament with a win and a BC loss on Friday night.

‘CATS WELCOME FANS TO FIRST ANNUAL “BLUE OUT NIGHT” OF THE WHITTEMORE CENTER VS. BU: The Wildcat men’s hockey team will host the first annual “Blue Out Night” at the Whit...Fans are encouraged to wear their blue road jerseys or blue articles of clothing to the game against BU...UNH will unveil their fifth set of jerseys, a blue road uniform on Friday night at the Whittemore Center.

RADJA NAMED HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Junior forward Mike Radja was named CCM/RBK Player of the Week by the Hockey East Association on Monday afternoon for the second time this season...Radja totaled four points on the week (2g, 2a) in the weekend sweep of Merrimack College. He recorded two points (1g, 1a) in the 3-1 win on Friday at the Whittemore Center and also had a two-point effort in the 4-1 victory on Saturday at Lawler Arena...He ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 27 points (17g, 10a) and his goal total is best on the Wildcats’ roster...Radja ranks second in the nation scoring 0.77 goals per game...He has posted a point in 17 of 22 games and has notched a goal in 13 games...Radja has a point in seven of his last nine games, which includes a three-game point and goal streak with 3-2-5 in that time.

DID YOU KNOW?: Coach Umile needs only five win to reach the 400 win mark in his 17-year collegiate coaching career...The Wildcats own a 9-3-0 record in the last 12 games...They have won every season series to date except to Massachusetts, which was the first Hockey East series loss in two years for UNH...The ‘Cats are one of 13 teams in the nation to score 100+ goals on the season...The Wildcats own a 8-2-1 record this season against nationally ranked opponents, according the to the USCHO.com RPI index, the ‘Cats have the 14th toughest schedule in Division I.

SMITH LEADS UNH’S OFFENSE:  Sophomore forward Trevor Smith has posted 35 points (16g, 19a) with a +21 plus/minus rating...He is the conference leader in overall scoring and conference scoring (27)...Smith is also tied for second among league scorers with 16 goals...Smith ranks 20th in the country scoring 1.25 points per game...Smith has 10 multi-point efforts to his credit already this season...He has registered at least one point in 19 of 28 games this season...Smith has already exceeded his 20 points from his freshman year through 16 games...Smith started the season with a goal in his first six games of the season...He scored a goal in nine of his first 11 games and since then he has scored only five goals in 17 games.

DEFENSE GETS OFFENSIVE: UNH’s defensive corps has certainly stepped into the offense this season with three of the top five blueliner scorers in Hockey East...Junior Brad Flaishans (19 pts.), senior Chris Murray (17) and junior Craig Switzer (15) have all had career years to this point in the season...Flaishans ranks tied for second in the conference among defensive scorers...Murray ranks second among conference defensemen with seven goals scored and in league play his 12 points are tied for second best...Flaishans leads all conference blueliners in league games with 13 points...Switzer has the seventh best point total among Hockey East defensemen and the fifth best total in league play with 11 points.

THE ‘CATS OFFENSE AND DEFENSE: UNH’s offense and defense rank third best in the nation scoring 3.86 goals per game and allows only 1.93 goals per game...The Wildcats offense has scored 4+ goals on 16 occasions and the defense has allowed two goals or fewer in 19 of UNH’s 28 games...The ‘Cats have shutout their opponent three times and they have been shutout only once this season.

RADJA GETS GOAL ORIENTED: Junior forward Mike Radja currently ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 27 points (17g, 10a)...He ranks second in the nation scoring 0.77 goals per game...His 17 goals are a team best and he ranks first in Hockey East in goals scored despite missing six games due to injury...Radja has posted at least one point in 17 games with nine multi-point efforts to his credit...In the 14 games that he has scored in, UNH owns a 12-1-1 record...He has set career-highs in goals and points in 06-07.

THE ‘CATS SECOND LINE: The Wildcat second line of sophomores Jerry Pollastrone, Trevor Smith and junior forward Matt Fornataro has registered 91 points (36g, 55a) this season in 28 games...This line averages 3.25 points per game...As a line, they have accounted for 31.6% of the ‘Cats offense this season.

FORNATARO ASSISTS THE ‘CAT ATTACK:  Junior forward Matt Fornataro has already scored 33 points (12g, 21a) through 28 games in his junior season, which is 21 points more than he recorded in all of the 05-06 season...He ranks second on the team in scoring and his +21 plus/minus rating is best on the ‘Cats roster...His 1.23 points per game is tied for 22nd best in Division I hockey...He ranks third in overall scoring in the league and ranks second in the league games with 26 points...Fornataro has a point in 18 of 28 games this season with 10 multi-point efforts.

REGAN STABILIZES THE ‘CATS DEFENSE:  Junior goaltender Kevin Regan has posted a 20-4-1 record in 25 starts in 06-07 with a 1.94 GAA and a .937 save percentage...In league play, Regan owns a 16-2-1 record with a 1.70 GAA and .943 save%...Regan ranks third in the league in GAA and first in save percentage...In conference play, Regan ranks first among conference goalies in GAA (1.70) and first in save percentage (.943)...His 82% winning percentage is best in Hockey East and ranks second nationally...He also ranks fourth in the nation in GAA and second in save percentage...He has allowed two goals or fewer in 17 of his 25 starts...His 20 wins in 06-07 rank tied for second among of Division I goaltenders, he is only one of three goalies in the nation with 20 wins in 06-07...In his last 10 starts he is 9-1-0 with a 1.23 GAA and a .962 save percentage, he has faced 316 shots in those 10 games and has made 304 saves in that stretch.
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